The cars are packed. Harry just left. I’m giving him a smidgen of a head start then I’ll follow.

I have a metric tonne of gastric bypass friendly food and drinks piled up in the cab of the transit van. 95% will be ignored, but it’s there if I need it.

I have music, podcast, and audiobook playlists armed and ready but I haven’t decided what to listen to first. Maybe the new Stephen Stills live record?

A coworker said yesterday, after I shared the events of the road trip fun with him, there’s no denying that empty nest now. Yup. As of today it’s officially official and once again I am equal parts excited for the kids and sad for me and Jen.

Okay…. Time to get rolling. Burlington, VT here I come.

Lots to Do

I have a lot of stuff to do for work this weekend. Being out on Friday dug me a hole that I need to take care of before I go back on Tuesday. I also have a ton of music to do this weekend. I need to do car music so that I can finish my two songs for the month of May. Two songs finished will mean eight songs unfinished but I am thinking of just punting those to next month rather than abandoning them all together. I also want to do some sunrise pictures and the weather looks good tomorrow. It was good today too but I didn’t get out of bed until almost 8:00am soooo… yeah.

All of that to do, but the kids are home this weekend. Bellana is here now and Harry will be here tomorrow. All of that stuff to do and I just want to hang out with them. I’ll figure it out, but not until later today. I just want to veg and be a family guy for a while.


I knew this was coming but it’s been a long time since it’s happened…

I am so sore today. From head to toe, but especially my right shoulder.

Jen joked that I’ll probably recover from helping Bellana move just in time to help Harry move. Truth! Not that it will slow me down. I’m happy to help. It’s not overstating things to say I’m honored to help. I’m weird like that, I guess.

For now though… ouch.

That was a Day


Her old apartment was on the second floor. Her new apartment is on the third floor. So many stairs.

If today’s events had happened a year ago, pre gastric bypass, I probably would have died of a massive heart attack by lunch time. I was very pleased that I got to help Bellana in a time of need. I’m also very pleased that I was physically able to pull it off without dropping dead. That felt good, though I’m in tons of pain tonight and I’ll probably sleep until dinner time tomorrow and tonight’s very late dinner gave me the foamies and I’ll probably need another hour to recover.

I wish Jen had been with me, but outside of that it was a really good day.

Return Trip

Weren’t we in Burlington, VT just the other day?

Why yes, yes we were. And tomorrow, I’m going back. My step daughter needs help with something and I’m dropping everything and running to her aide.

So Friday through Monday in Vermont, then Friday in Vermont, and next week we’ll have Thursday in Vermont as well. Sounds like a lot of driving for ol’ Robbie, dontcha know!

I love it!

Kinda Bummed

I just e-checked in for my doctors appointment tomorrow morning. I also e-checked in for my doctors appointment on Thursday morning. They are both at 8:15am. What the fuck was I thinking? The Thursday appointment notes say I can drink clear liquids before the appointment but I can’t eat anything.


Two doctors appointments this week. Two doctors appointments next week too. Again, what the fuck was I thinking?

In an unrelated note, Lily is showing a tremendous amount of affection toward my beloved bride, Jennifer right now and and I am very happy about it. So is she. No bummer there, no sir.

Packing Up

Graduation road trip weekend is coming to a close. I’ve been packing up our stuff and loading up the car. Harry went home with his dad yesterday so it’s just me and Jen and Nana this time.

Bellana is coming to the hotel to have breakfast with us. Bonus time! After that we will check out and head South.

All in all it was a great weekend, celebrating Bellana and her fellow UVM graduates. Congratulations to the class of 2023!