Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

First Things First

“I have some WONDERFUL news for you!” I gushed to AdventureMan when he picked up the call, “I found a third of the last fruitcake in the refrigerator!” I knew he thought he has finished off the fruit cake and that we didn’t have any more.

Pause. Pause. Pause.

“Hello? Hello? Are you there, AdventureMan.”

AdventureMan comes on, his work-a-day brisk, official self.

“When you start a conversation with ‘I have some wonderful news for you'” he says, “the next words out of your mouth really need to be that I am a grandfather.”


I can’t make that happen any faster than it is going to happen. Baby grandson is now almost a week overdue, and we are waiting, waiting, waiting for him to show up. This is an eagerly awaited arrival.

I guess he is also happy about the fruitcake, but he really wants a grandson! 🙂

February 3, 2010 - Posted by | Aging, Biography, Character, Communication, Community, Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Florida, Generational, Interconnected, Living Conditions, Marriage, Relationships


  1. Oh, how lovely you two are!! That must be really exciting! Your grandson! How do you know you will not have a granddaughter?

    Comment by Polar Panda | February 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Now I understand the last line in your previous post about “waiting for the magic phone call.”!

    Comment by Ken | February 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. LLOOLL, Polar Panda, they saw a very clear indication that he is male in his ultrasound. He is probably going to be mortified when he is a teenager, that we all saw it!

    Yes, Ken – waiting . . . . waiting . . . . waiting . . . !! !

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 3, 2010 | Reply

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