Matilda, Sebastian and my son John headed for the USA. The USA is a place totally foreign
to the children as they were three years old (Matilda) and one year old (Sebastian) when they
came to San Miguel! It will definitely be a time for discovery for them. For John it will be a
better opportunity to make a living to take care of his family.
They have headed for Colorado as of Friday morning at "o dark thirty". Their arrival in Laredo
was a relief as all their possessions, including the leash trained cats, were traveling along.
After a night in Laredo with my trusty and wonderful son-in-law Rich, who drove from Colorado
to get them, they headed for Colorado again at "o dark thirty".
Obviously they made a food stop in Texas. This photo of Sebastian with a container of french fries
from a WHAT A BURGER is the evidence. The funniest part of this photo though is one of the cats
peeking over the back seat and eyeing the food! It made me laugh to see how intent both Sebastian and
the cat both were on the french fries.
Of course I have already spoken with them today and all is well. No snow right now but plenty
coming next weekend! THAT will be quite a sight for the kids along with being great fun.
It didn't occur to me initially that the kids don't even know US money! However with US dollars and
coins in their wallets I'm sure it won't take them long to figure that out. Schooling will be different as
well. Lots of thing.
Luckily my daughter is a teacher and she is so happy to have them there at their home that she will help
along with all the other family members, Rich, cousin Andrew, cousin Hannah and cousin Emma who
is off at college at CSU to ease them into life in the USA.
So, life here will be different for me as well! Cooking won't be nearly as much fun. No kids to exclaim
over cherry cobbler or chocolate chip cookies. No one to make spaghetti or mac and cheese or the
other foods they loved that feed a tribe. To cook for one is something I haven't done much of in ten
I will also miss Sebastian's greeting when he would come to visit. He would sit down, look gently and
seriously at me and say, "So how is your day going today Grammy?" Wow, it always was a delight to
have great conversations with him. Subjects sometimes that I had to look up after he left the house.
Like about the galaxy or some scientific discovery or other things that this eleven year old knew all
about but I didn't especially computer related!
Then Matilda loved to get the big old quilt out of the closet and spread it out on the grass in the garden
where we would have picnics and conversations and fun.
And so, it will be quiet here for a while as adjustment sets in. I tell myself that I lived here for eleven
years alone before they came. I will adjust. It will be easier when all of us have been vaccinated in the
next month or so. Then, with great caution and still masked, we can at least get out a bit more to visit
at outdoor venues and socially distanced.
Now that all the systems are in place to have so many things delivered to the house, life is truly simpler.
Who knows what awaits me "down the road"? Stay tuned...........