I've worked it out with my family and with RSB to be here 8 weeks with minimal hassle. My mother is OK with it. She was the big stumbling block. My sister is sticking close to home to compensate. That's not a bad thing at all.
My son Joe and his fiancée Lisa arrive the 31st of July. They are flying into the St. Louis airport. My sister and I will pick them up shortly after noon. I will go home to Jefferson City Tuesday night (30th), go to St. Louis the 31st and spend the rest of the week in Jefferson City. I'll return to Kansas City Sunday the 4th. I hate abandoning Joe and Lisa to the mercies of my family, but Joe is so likeable a soul that I think my mother will treat him as a grandson.