Well I just got back from the Springs. I left Friday evening and returned Sunday around 11 pm. My dad was still in ICU after his surgery that involved correcting a problem with his neck. My mother was worried last Thursday so that night, with Keyla’s help, I got a round trip ticket to head up to the Springs for the weekend. When I got there, my mother put me to work almost immediately. From breaking rocks to mowing grass to moving things around the home, I was kept very busy till I left. It felt good to be able to help my parents. I wanted to do more but there was just not enough time. I wish I could have stayed just a little longer but I am glad I went. Oh, as for my dad, he looked great. Though he was out of it, he did not looked as if he was in a lot of pain. In fact if it were not for the tube down his throat, you would think he was just sleeping.
Couple of things I realized about the Springs now that I live in Texas:
- It is COLD!!!! The evenings were cooling down way too fast for my comfort. I love it in Texas that I can sit in my backyard and look at the stars in my shorts and t-shirt. I was about to catch a cold trying to do the same in Colorado.
- This whole high altitude does affect performance. I was a bit winded with the work that normally would not be too terribly difficult but I guess I have become acclimated to the lower altitude.
- IT IS DRY IN COLORADO!!! Oh man I forgot how dry it is in the Springs. I never thought I was ever going to say this, but I missed the humidity.
All in all, it was a great short trip. I hope to be back when my dad is out of the hospital.