Mid-week I went to Seattle for a quick visit to see my Grandma. My grandma is going to be 100 in December!! Sometimes it’s hard to believe. I can’t imagine living for that long, especially now, seeing so much change so drastically over the years.
Covid has definitely been hard. When it hit, we were all worried about my grandma because nursing homes were at such high risk for it and Seattle (well, Kirkland was the first spot) was the epicenter. My mom arranged for all her sisters to call once a week at the same time to chat with Grammy. I think my mom’s day was Sunday afternoon. My mom would go and wave outside her window periodically. I think last summer they made it possible for people to visit through the fence from 6 feet with masks and they set up a plastic barrier on the iron fence for more protection.
It still sucked that we couldn’t visit. 🙁 My grandma was the first of my family to get vaccinated. Then my parents got it and my mom was able to visit in person (finally)!
Anyways, I went up to Seattle to see her. The drive to Seattle sucks. It was nice weather, which was good, and I had some good music on but it’s so damn boring. It all blurs together.
I got to my parents house at lunch time. My dad was golfing. My mom and I had lunch and then went for a long walk.
We did around 2.5 miles. Then I stopped at the store to get her roses and we went for a visit!
I got to spend an hour with her and it was lovely. She was cheerful and perky. I showed her pictures of Logan and talked about family and stuff. I asked her questions about some of her photos.
She grew up on a ranch in Bend, Oregon. She said that she used ride a horse to the one room school house. So cool!
It was such a nice visit! She was starting to get tired so I saw goodbye and was able to get some photos before we left.
On the way home my mom drove by Grammy’s old house. It was bittersweet seeing it. It always makes me sad.
I had dinner with my parents and we watched some Netflix. I was suddenly exhausted. Probably emotionally and just physically. That drive isn’t super long (just under 3 hours if you don’t hit rush hour in Portland and Seattle) but it’s fatiguing.
I helped my mom clean out some closets to donate stuff. I found some treasures:
The next day I got up and after breakfast my mom and I went on another long walk before I headed home. I’m really glad I went.