I’m awaken at 7:30 AM by a knock on the bedroom door. It’s Sunny and she crashed with her sisters and mom once again – laughing, talking, and playing cards well in the wee hours of the morning. As you’ll recall they sleep on the floor together – like a sleepover, but for 30 to 80-something-year-olds.
There are many things that have drawn me to this wife of mine over the past 25 years and seeing this 40-something act like a giddy 12-yr-old around her family is one of them.
Despite thousands of miles of physical separation from them, they’re joined at the hip and despite being a full-fledged United States Citizen and living in the states for more than 22 years, when Sunny goes back to visit her family it’s as though time was frozen from the time she left. Sure everyone is a year older; and some have died and been born since her previous visit, but she doesn’t skip a beat.
It’s sort of like living with a double agent, I imagine. Every day you think you know everything about this person…and then one day you overhear her talking in a completely different language about things you have no idea to people you barely know. It’s surreal in a sense but you get used to it. It’s sort of…fascinating.
We walk to Sunny’s brother’s friend’s business – an office of some sort that resides above the town post office. It’s a bit chilly, but tolerable – “jacket weather”as we call it back home. We sit outside the post office catching a free wireless ride from his business upstairs. The friend had said we are more than welcome to use his wireless connection any time we’d like, and fortunately we can sit outside on the post office steps – day or night – and get on the internet to check mail and I can update http://trippingwithsunny.wordpress.com.
I log into www.logmein.com, an online service that allows me to log in to my home (or work, or any computer I’ve set up beforehand), and it’s though I’m there using the machine I’ve just logged onto. Great news has arrived!
The day before we left for our trip we signed all of the closing documents on a condo outside of Orlando for our son to live in while he attends The Golf Academy of America. Word has just been confirmed that the condo closed without incident and our son moved in already! Had any of the paperwork not been approved for whatever reason we would have missed the closing and it would’ve caused big problems, but fortunately it’s all behind us now and we can truly enjoy our trip.
“Yessssss!” I mumble in my best Napoleon Dynamite voice.