We have had to modify our plans for the summer this week due to the worsening condition of P's mother back in Canada. His mother, the sweetest you can imagine, has been afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease for many years now, and has recently taken a serious turn for the worse. We've been in touch with our family on a daily basis for over a month now and we made the decision this week to move our vacation up 3 weeks. So instead of leaving here in August, we've got flights for today.
It is incredibly difficult being so far away from your family when something like this occurs. You just can't snap your fingers and be where you want to be. The best we could do for the flight is Tirana-Vienna-Toronto-Halifax which adds about 8 hours to the journey. So we're up and packing our bags this morning, preparing for a 24 hour trip. Luckily our connections are fairly short spaced, so we are hoping to make them without problems and we'll keep our fingers crossed that our bags arrive with us.
I'll try to blog from Canada, but bear with me if the posts are few and far between. I'll do my best.