In a rush today...

It was five years ago today that Tom was checking out the views from one of the two houses we rented in Pahoa, Big Island, Hawaii. Only days later our family began to arrive for the holiday. For more, please click here.
Today, I am in a bit of a rush. I have to leave the house at 10:45 am to drive to Las Vegas to see Susan and to join her for lunch in her new assisted living facility located 45 minutes from here.

I'll stay a few hours and then stop at Smith's Market on the way back to Richard's home for a few items for tonight's dinner and then rush back to begin preparing dinner. Richard only eats chicken so as his mom, I try to be inventive and produce another good chicken recipe.

As for the coughs...Tom is in the worst of it now while I am slowly beginning to turn the corner. If it weren't for Nyquil Cough, we wouldn't be able to sleep at all. Both of us have fits of coughing at all hours but especially during the night. For some reason, everything seems worse at night.

We'd hoped to go to a movie with Richard while here but there's no way we would be able to get through a two-hour period without hacking and disturbing everyone. We'll see how it goes. We're leaving in eight days.

Why this cough has lasted so long has baffled us. It started slowly on the cruise over a month ago. Tom had a bit of a tickle in his throat and I had a small pointless cough. I spent one night's dinner in the cabin when I was feeling dizzy and out of sorts not knowing what was wrong.

But, the dizzyness was the beginning of this dreadful virus when only the next day the cough exacerbated. Also, one of the symptoms we have both experienced has been a feeling of utter exhaustion. 

I am past that stage right now but Tom has been going through it over the past two weeks, worsening the past three days. Please, let this be over soon so we can return to our usual enthusiastic selves, especially now that we know we can move forward with travel plans.

Speaking of which...we booked our flights to India on British Airways at a great price as follows (for both of us):

Total price: USD $1675.16
Trip Protection:      117.26
Total:                $1792.42

We used a flight booking company (after reading lots of reviews) we'd never used Hop2.com for the best possible pricing. The flight leaves Phoenix on January 29 and ends on January 30, 2020. 

There are two over nine-hour flights with an eight-hour layover in London in between. It will be a long 27 hours. This leaves us a few days in Mumbai to refresh and recover before we begin the exciting six night-train excursion on the Maharajah Express.

As always, we'll manage OK on these long flights although neither of us is able to sleep on the plane. It's funny. I can fall asleep sitting upright on a sofa while watching a show but I can't sleep for five minutes on a plane in a similar position. Go figure.

Tonight's a big sports night here at Richard's...the Vegas Golden Knights will play on TV along with the Minnesota Vikings. I plan to get back early enough to make the dinner so we can all settle in and somehow watch the games simultaneously. 

Tom can bring up the football on his laptop via NFL GamePass and the Vegas Golden Knights can be playing on the TV. We'll see how it goes.

Thanksgiving weekend is over in the US and life is back to normal also after "Black Friday" shopping frenzy has ended. We'd intended to go to renew our driver's licenses today but as mentioned, this is supposedly the DMV's busiest day of the year. Forget that!

Unfortunately, no new photos to share but check out last year's photo below! It still makes us laugh!

Be well. Be happy.
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Photo from one year ago today, December 2, 2018:
Little decided to check out the inside of the house.  I was in the kitchen chopping vegetables when he entered and looked up to see this! We both couldn't stop laughing. I yelled out, "Little, is that you?" (I knew it was him). He shook his head a bit like he often did when I spoke to him. He climbed up six very slippery tile steps to get to me, difficult in those "high heeled shoes." For more photos, please click here.

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