Saturday, February 16, 2008

My week in cow town

First off, thanks to Jacob the Syrian Hamster from The Scratching Post for the guest-blogging. I'd be glad to return the favor someday if you need it.

The trip was an interesting one. It was to help my great aunt clean out her husband's house. Her husband had to be put in a nursing home because of Alzheimer's and she's working to get the house cleaned out and sell it, along with a large portion of his stuff.

Their marriage was weird. VERY weird. Don't ask.

Anyway, as I said on Twitter back on Tuesday, I never want to see a box of chocolates again. That's because her husband stockpiled them for some reason. We went through all that and threw out most of it because it had expired, some as long ago as July 2003. There must have been 10 to 15 trash bags just full of boxes of chocolate and chocolate-covered cherries. It was insane.

The next day we took it pretty easy. We took another one of my aunts out to lunch and visited with her all afternoon, which was nice.

Thursday we took all that candy and other stuff to the dump then went to the Kimbell Art Museum to catch an exhibit of early Christian art. I have to admit that I'm not a museum person, but it was pretty interesting.

Friday we went through one of the bathrooms cleaning stuff out and took his car to get serviced. After that we decided to head home early because the weather forecast called for nasty weather for today, when we had planned to leave. Heavy rain, wind, hail, chance of twisters. You know, the really nasty shit that's absolutely no fun to drive in.

All in all, I must say it was nice to get out of town for the week and spend time in Fort Worth. I've only been to Fort Worth a few times, but I really like it. Is big a city as it is, it's never felt like a big city to me, something I can't say about Houston or Dallas. I just love it up there.

1 comment:

Houston said...

Wished I knew beforehand you would be around so we could hook up.

Keep me in mind next time, you've got my email addy.

Glad you had a safe trip.