The last several days have been pretty crazy, emotional and exhausting for the Swearingen family. It was the busiest week of my year career-wise. . . and I am so thankful to work for people who put family first. Everyone pitched in and we were able to take off for Nashville at about 1 pm on Friday. Traffic was horrendous and we got there about 11 pm EDT. Usually the trip takes us about 8 1/2 hours.
On Saturday morning we left at 8:30am for Glasgow, KY. Granddad's visitation was from 10:30 to 2 followed by the funeral. At the cemetary, he was honored by the DAV. Granddad was a member of the DAV Chapter 20 and served as the Sergeant of Arms for the Color Guard. He had participated in more than 2,000 military funerals and it was very touching to see the men he served with honoring him.
We got back to Nashville that evening and had some great family time. After brunch on Sunday morning, we hopped back in the car and headed back to Charleston.
To sum up our weekend:
58 hours away from home
24 hours in the car
8 hours in Kentucky
26 hours in Nashville