I'm back home now after four nights in Santa Cruz with Lori, Michael and the boys. I had the boys alone on Thursday and Friday while Lori and Michael went to Petaluma to bury his grandfather. On Saturday, Lori had arranged a "Welcome Home Party" for Michael that went off without a hitch - lots of friends and colleagues came and everybody had a great time.
I flew back today. Of course, I'm sicker than a dog again - fever, headache, sneezing, snuffling, and lots of coughing. I'm taking my four-in-one Tylenol Cold and Flu pills but nothing helps right now.
I was able to read my email and blogs while I was away - and post the pre-planned musings plus several others. I even got most of the "Best of the Genea-Blogs" post done while I was there.
I did very little genealogy research today - only exploring the US Army Enlistment Records on Ancestry and I posted about it here tonight.
Needless to say, I witnessed and enjoyed a lot of family history while I was in Santa Cruz. The heartfelt thanks to Michael for a job well done, the joy of watching two little boys swarm their daddy with hugs and kisses every chance they got, playing base ball in the yard with the boys, playing soccer at the park, having bagels in the morning at the mall, all of those and more are really special. I didn't take a lot of pictures at the party, but I'll try to post some of the boys and Michael and Lori having fun with their friends and colleagues.
Tomorrow may be a big genealogy day - I anticipate staying home to rest and try to kick this cold bug rather than go to the library at noon like I planned.