As you may be aware, I am worthlessly unemployed and my lady, Courtney, is semi-employed. Yesterday morning, after she found out that she has been deemed worthless for the entirety of the week by her semi-employer, she said “Let’s go to Cape May.” Cape May is the residence of one of my grandmothers and also a beach community on the southern tip of New Jersey. Of all the places we can go to visit family, it’s the most fun by far, but Courtney knows that any trip to Cape May will also involve a stop to see my other grandparents.
They live here in Maryland, and my grandmother just had a lymphoma removed from her head on Friday. She’s doing well and is pretty much her old chatty self except half her head is shaved and she has 42 staples running in an arc across her scalp. I told her she should be rockin’ out to some Misfits with a look like that. She said she doesn’t think that’s her crowd. My parents are here as well, having made the trip to help the folks out post-op.
Nothing like a spontaneous nine-hour drive. I was actually planning on coming up here sometime in the next few weeks anyway, but Courtney’s revelation made this the perfect week if I wanted company.
In the next couple of days, we’ll head around another bay to the Cape for some beach time and then back over here before we head home this weekend or next week. Whenever. We’re pretty flexible right now.
My parents and Courtney and I each brought our own laptops along and so far I’m the only one able to get a good signal from the neighbors. Hopefully it’ll hold up long enough to post this. If not, we’re planning a group trip down to the library later on and I’ll post it then. So if I can keep finding internet signals floating through the air, you’ll be lucky enough to get updates on our little impromptu vacay. Yipeeee for you!