We had a weekend like we hadn't experienced for a very long time. It was nice and rewarding.
On Friday our son wanted to go out to eat with us on our normal Friday date night. That's good we will always allow him to be involved as long as he is clean. We met friends and our son and his girlfriend joined us. It was a very pleasant dinner with laughs and no discussion of drugs and addiction. We went to Coldstone Creamery for ice cream afterwards and when it was our turn to order lightning struck a tranformer and killed the power in the whole shopping district so we wound up at the Dairy Queen instead.
On Saturday I got to catch up on yard work. It has been unbearably hot here in KS the last few weeks. The weeds around the Koi pond were out of control so I weeded it and it took a lot longer than I anticipated. After that it was time to do the yard, our yard is 2 acres along with my small orchard in back so it is not a small task to get it all done. The bike needed cleaning so that is another one of my private pleasures. If you are not a Harley owner you wouldn't understand.
Our daughter called and ask us if we would watch the granddaughter, of course. Our son then ask us if they could come up to visit Saturday night too. So we all went to the county fair together. Our granddaughter is a thrill seeker. She really got excited about riding the rides, merry-go-round, flying dumbos, motorcycles and cars. You all know the drill. She kept pointing at the ferris wheel and the wheel of fire but we didn't let her do that one. Our son rode with her on a couple rides and it was very pleasing for us to see them both laughing and having fun.
On Sunday he came back again. This day was for a little work. I am slowly replacing the windows in our house and mom does not like being on a scaffold so he helped me instead. He was good help and was learning that it is a slow methodical process then the job comes out well done. He went and picked his girlfriend up from work and brought her and her girls back for dinner. We grilled some pork chops and we all had a very nice dinner.
If all of this activity and a few dinners helps him with his recovery then it is the cheapest rehab I have paid for. It is so nice to see that there still is a real person inside and if allowed that person can come back.