Saturday, December 26, 2009

We Made It Up!! Grumble, Grumble

Hey Ya'll,

Well we made it up over the Sierra's today!  I really, really, don't like driving over the Sierra's.  Especially when the traffic was so heavy & my DH is driving!!!!!  He very nearly gave me a Heart Attack a couple of times!  He always promises to drive reasonable & within a reasonable speed (for me).  But it never fails that he always gets frustrated by someone driving much slower than he wants to & then, he won't get off their bumper until either he is able to slip between cars & cut them off as he passes them, or until they finally get the hint & moves over!!  While I sit there trying not to look at them as we pass, shaking my head in disbelief & embarrassment.

I absolutely hate it when someone does it to me (and so does he, but it is different when it is HIM), so I know what it is like, & I won't drive like that.  I tried to reason with him, that with the amount of traffic on the road today, we might as well just sit back & enjoy the ride & have a good talk!  But NOOOO, he just can't help himself!  Which is why I absolutely HATE to drive in those conditions with him.  God knows that I love him, but sometimes I just want to wring his bloody neck!!  LOL  By the way, the speed limit was 65 MPH & we were driving about 80-85 most of the way!  Which in itself, drives me up the wall & he knows it.

Anyway, I just wanted to rant about it for a minute, to get it off my chest.  We ended up having to stay at the Circus Circus tonight since we waited until yesterday to add tonights stay to our trip.  The room we have is actually much nicer than I expected it to be, but the main con to this Hotel is the kids!!  Don't get me wrong, I love kids, but in this environment, the parents just let them run wild!  And unfortuantely, we have a family in the room next to us with a bunch of kids that we can hear running all around the room & jumping on the beds!  Definitely not attempting to be quiet!  I just hope they go to bed at a reasonable hour!

Tomorrow we transfer over to the other Hotel for the last 2 nights.  And the whole town is full of people & families with kids running all over!!  I am not sure why they would come to Casinos with kids.  Hopefully, they will be leaving tomorrow!!

We were surprised to find that Reno still has a lot of snow!!  Usually, they get snow, then it melts away fairly quick.  But they still have at least a foot of snow & it is supposed to snow again tomorrow!  And it is really cold up here.  It was in the 20's at about 3:30 pm.  So if they had more moisture in the air, it would have snowed today!

After we got into town & checked into the Hotel, we drove over to the Convalescent Hospital, to visit with Walt's dad.  He isn't doing well at all.  He looked much worse than the last time I saw him & I thought he looked horrible then.  He apparently has had at least one, if not two mini stokes in the last week, & he can barely do anything for himself, he cannot even walk.  And his speech is much worse.  The last time I saw him, his arms had many purple markings on them, but today, there wasn't a place on either arm that wasn't totally purple from bruises, etc.

So if it doesn't snow here too much, we may try to go back to Carson City tomorrow again to visit for a bit.  His dad is very week & doesn't feel up to visiting for more than a few minutes at a time.  We were there about an hour today & he was having trouble staying in the chair!  He wanted to go to bed & sleep.  Unfortunately, every time his dad has an episode & has to go into the Hospital, he ends up more & more weaker & recovers less & less.  We are only hoping that he makes it a bit longer.  But somehow, I hate to see anyone suffer & since he has Cirrhosis of the Liver, his days are numbered.  My grandfather died of this when I was a young girl.  And I wouldn't wish this disease on my worst enemy!! 

Well, I better go for now, I will try to catch up on everyone's blogs.  I will post more later.  Till next time.

Aloha My Friends  :)


Gen said...

So sorry to hear Walt's dad is not doing well.
I hope the rest of your trip is good. I would be a total wimp about driving over the Sierras.

Sounds like you are doing well on the weight front! Great job.

The Dash! said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Walt's dad.. I really am, it's so sad. The sierras sound scary - though I'm not sure what they are. xxx

Dinnerland said...

I'm sorry to hear about Walt's dad.... I wish there was something more productive to say than just that.
Perhaps this: can you check with the staff on why he is all bruised up? If it has to do with them trying to put in IV's and stuff, maybe you can ask them to curtail those measures and just do things to make him most comfortable? I will keep you family in my thoughts.

On a much lighter note: Circus Circus sounds a bit like the 9th circle of hell!!!

Debi said...

"Thanks guys, we are worried about my FIL, but he refused mose help.

Circus Circus is just that, a Circus!! Very loud, tons of people & kids everywhere, but the rooms are decent.

Will post more later, we are going to go driving around Reno today.