Today was visiting with my last remaining grandparent. This was important and the main impetus for this trip – given the distance and length of the deployment, there’s a pretty high risk of never seeing her again. Unfortunately she realizes this is the case, but I’m just not one to let family ties override opportunities for adventure, or more importantly, opportunities for work (so far Antarctica is my only job offer in hand out of the various positions I’ve interviewed for).
Hopefully I’ll get to visit her for a bit before leaving town, once my truck is out of the shop. Then I ended the day with some time with a precious friend after she got off work.