I'm happy to announce that my Mom's surgery was a success! She say's thanks to all of my web family who stopped by with well wishes and prayers for her health, your thoughts and prayers were much appreciated, not only from her, but my entire family! She is doing so much better in fact that she already has been sent home from the hospital to continue her recovery at home, so that's more good news. I'm feeling so much better and able to relax now that I know Mom is feeling so much better too!! The trip up there was good, no major accidents or nasty surprises although I must say that from now on I don't think I'll be starting any more of my trips in the wee hours of the morning since having to deal with the thick pea-soup like fog that hovers in the mountains of Maryland and Pennsylavania overnite is pretty stressful. The return trip went smooth too except your homie took a wrong exit since they were doing some major road construction along my return route with detour after detour and yours truly went the wrong way for almost 30 minutes before I realized I was going the wrong way! I ended up deep in the hills of West Virginia instead of taking the exit ramp to Route 68 from Route 79 south in Pennsylvania which would have taken me east toward Maryland and Baltimore. Luckily for me, even though the locals were some scary looking rednecks who I was hesitant to ask for directions, they were very helpful in getting me pointed back in the direction I needed to be and I resumed my trip without any more "diversions". One other strange note that I thought was pretty odd...On the entire drive back from Pittsburgh to Baltimore, a trip of roughly 4-5 hours drive time, I kid you not, I did not see ONE other driver who was black! I swear this to you, not one single other driver that I either passed or passed me going the other way was black. Not even in the frinking rest stops. I was beginning to think maybe they had outlawed driving while black or something and I didn't get the notice...LOL.
Anyway, thanks again gang for sending Mom your vibes of support and well wishes...prayer is a powerful force and we all appreciated everyone's kind thoughts! Now that I'm safely back in Maryland, it's time to get back to work and resume my life as an average black man on the verge. I'll catch up with all my blog-hopping over the next few days. Y'all be cool!
Artist Greggy on 06.08.05 @ 06:59 AM EST