It looks like they are actually going to make it, though. They should arrive on Friday and will be with us until Monday.
I'm getting their old rooms ready for them and cleaning up the house a little. I keep it in fairly good order but I'm just doing a little extra this week. Elizabeth likes to sit by the fire so we will probably have a good fire going and I'm glad this storm brought in some colder air.
I think we had a good family life, though. We never really had any big turmoil in the house, and we got along. My wife and I never spanked our kids, because our own parents were old school southern baptists and we didn't want our kids growing up like that.
I wish they had settled near here, but there's nothing for young people to do here and no way for them to make a living. I'm glad they still come back to visit. They like to come in the Fall for the leaf season, and at Christmas. There's no shortage of things to do while they are here, so we should have a really good weekend.