15.10.2011 - 26.10.2011
Our niece, Heidi lives in Indiana so our 1st stop was to be at a birthday party for her husband. They were holding the party at a park and we made the party just as food was being served. We’d planned to make something for the potluck but alas, we arrived too late to take the time to cook. We shared our disposable cups with them.
Heidi looks good but steroids have left her bloated and red from the radiation. She was wearing a hat at the picnic so that we didn’t see the baldness. Even with a bunch of people attending the party we found time to sit and talk a bit.
We did go on to Heidi’s house from the party spending the afternoon doing cake stuff and then visited with my sister-in-law in the evening. It was good to let my sister-in-law talk alone; her job downsized so she took the severance just before my niece was diagnosed with melanoma. She is faced with making lots of decisions and many will not be easy.
But now we must press on to the west coast; 2,100 miles yet to drive.