Elder Son and wife arrived here Wednesday night, almost a week earlier than expected. We are glad to have them for more days than originally planned, but not about why.
They left New Mexico on June 26 for their road trip — up the West Coast into British Columbia, across Canada, then south to Minneapolis and Antler Lake. But right around Winnipeg, ES tested positive for covid. They cut the road trip short and came directly here. Happily, the CDC rates the coronavirus risk here as low.
He is very mindful of the covid guidelines, more so than we are. We all eat dinner on the deck; he arranges everyone so that he is downwind from us. He set up the Kewl Kids Table for himself. (His sense of humor is still strong.) His is a mild case, almost exactly like I had last month — raspy voice and a cough.
Their original plan was for Amanda to drive him to the airport in Minneapolis one Wednesday so he could fly back in time to go to work on Friday. They stashed one of their cars in the long-term parking in Albuquerque so he could drive back to Zuni. Amanda would continue on to see her daughters in Sioux Falls.
Andrew said that a friend asked him how he was feeling on Facebook. His reply:
He is planning his next steps, including changing his flight because he will not be able to fly home on Wednesday so he must reschedule his flight. Probably not gonna be able to visit with his college roommate in Minneapolis. Probably gonna be here with us for another week/10 days. That last thing is okay with us 🙂