Updates on Cari Lee

By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2011-04-25 22:51:27 -0500
Started 2011-04-15 21:55:43 -0500

Cari Lee is on her way to Oz ( aka "Australia").

She left for the Salt Lake City airport from Vernal at about 10 MDT Thursday night. I spoke with her briefly on Thurs nite and she asked me to greet all of you and to let you know that if you do not hear from her or see any activity from her for a while, not to worry.

She hopes to be able to get on one of her grand children's computers after she's there, but nothing definite has been planned.

If she calls me to let me know she's arrived safely I will any the message on through this discussion.

In case you haven't seen her departing message on her profile here it is: (written sometime on Tues 4/12/11)

"Hi everyone,
Just wanted to get on and say Goodbye to everyone. I will be leaving DC and the other sites today and won't be coming back.( for reasons i can't explain). I appreciate all of the kindnesses u have given me and want to wish everyone well and God's blessings to all.
If anyone would like to keep in touch with me, u can reach me at my Gmail address. (see "about me" on her profile — JAB)
Thanks for ur love and friendship,
Cari Lee"

She said they'd touch down in "Oz" sometime on Sunday. (no she didn't take ToTo — LoL!)

She may even have her thyroid taken out there in Oz since she will have many family members there to hold her hand. (unfortunately my car has no water wings so I can't travel there like I did to Vernal a month or so ago)

When she returns to USA (she has not determined the time/date yet) she will need to get another computer as she has given her computer to her grandson here in the US. So it will be a while till she's back online and posting again here and on OC.

I had a prayer with her last night for a safe and comfortable trip.

I continue that prayer now.

Blessings to all y'all and all of yours

James Baker

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jayabee52 2011-04-25 22:51:27 -0500 Report

UPDATE: Part of a recent email from cari (personal info redacted out)

"Today at 4:45 pm
I have about an hour and a half left before we leave for Sydney again, so i will send u this in case u want to answer.

I got an Email from the dr.s office this morn. re: my thyroid. I guess i should have done it before i left, as he will be gone the whole month of May and his surgery schedule is such that he can't do it till June 23rd. So i tenatively booked for then. I MIGHT be able to get it done sooner if i went to SLC. WOW!! I'm beginning to wonder if i should have it done at all!!! Sounds like bad vibes, if u ask me. But it is all my fault. I can't blame any one but me.

I really appreciate ur friendship and ur patience with me. It means alot.

Now my brain is rattling so that i can't even think. More decisions to make. HELP!!! lol"

So sounds like Cari is coming back to Vernal UT sometime this week or weekend. Then she will have to make a decision re when and where (Vernal vs SLC) to have her thyroidectomy. My prayers continue for her safe flight back to the States. And will need to keep her in prayer about her thyroid surgery too.

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-04-19 19:25:04 -0500 Report

Wednesday, April 20, 11:17 AM

Hi everyone,

Having a blast!!!! We r heading out for the outback tomorrow so i probqbly won't be able to be on here as much as i have been.
Can't wait to see all of the indigenous animals here. I've seen them before but it's always nice to see them again.
Hope everyone is well and i will write again soon.
Love from the" Land down Under".

Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-04-17 18:04:37 -0500 Report

Monday, April 18, 9:42AM
Greetings from Australia!!! Hi everyone…
It was so nice of James to give u updates but i will give u this one, since i may not be able to get to a computer again for a while.
I still have jetlag. It is aweful, but i guess i will just have to grin and bear it. There is so much to do.
We went to Bondi Beach yesterday, but it was real windy, so we couldn't swim. I did stick my feet in the ocean ,tho. I am hoping to see the Sydney Opera house and the Sydney bridge sometime this week. Will be going to the outback this weekend. My granddaughter lives near Broken Hill. They own a "station" (ranch)there. I have never been to this one, so it will be new to me. It is very hot there so i hope it isn't too bad this time of year.

I talked to my grandson who is in Med . school here and he advised me not to have my surgery here as he says my Ins. won't be accepted here from the USA.
So i guess i may be cutting my trip short. We'll see.

Any way, i wanted to keep u all updated on "Cari"s Travels". HaHa

Hope all is well with everyone and i will post again as soon as i can get to a computer.

Take care and love to all,

Cari Lee

jayabee52 2011-04-17 18:20:52 -0500 Report

You snuck a new one in on me! Good on ya! Have a wonderful time, jetlag and all.

Safe trip around Oz. And safe trip home, whenever it will be.

Perhaps you might want to fly to LV and visit your son here. I then could drive you to Vernal if you wanted. Let me know!



Cari Lee
Cari Lee 2011-04-17 18:28:56 -0500 Report

Guess i'm just little sneaky Pete( or Pat in my case). I will give that some serious thought. At the rate i'm going, it may be sooner than u think. But i am going to give it a few more weeks that i know of. Serious thought as to coming to LV. Just wanted to make myself clear.

jayabee52 2011-04-17 18:41:40 -0500 Report

I've heard the name "Petra" used! LoL!

Well I DO have a family reunion in early July that I am going to have to go to because I have some business to do (having to do with Jem) also. And then Oct I go to my #1 sons' wedding. So those are the only firm dates that I know of.

Gotta sign off soon. Library's about to close. (am using the WiFi at library to download pics to DC and other connect sites)

(BTW how do you like my fuzzy face?)

Will be back later tonight from the Apt computers.


jayabee52 2011-04-16 14:04:33 -0500 Report

Email from Cari dated

Sunday, April 17, 5:33am (Australia time)
"Good morning. Couldn't sleep so i thought i would get up and send u a note. Everyone will be up soon any way. Will be going to church around 8am and then to the beach after that. I want to see the Opera house and the Sydney bridge before we go to South Australia ( around Adalaide) where another granddaughter lives. Won't be going there for a few days.

I talked to my oldest grandson(who is in Med. school) here and he said it probably wouldn't be wise for me to have the surgery here since the ins. program is changing here. He said he doesn't believe that Aust. would accept ins. from another country. So, i may have to cut my trip short to get home and have it done there. OH, SHUCKY DARN. By then i will probably be ready to come home any way.

Got to go help with breakfast so i will talk to u later.

Take care and tell everyone i said G'day from Aust.



jayabee52 2011-04-16 03:00:49 -0500 Report


Email from Cari: Saturday, April 16, 4:40pm
Hi Jay
Just wanted u to know that i arrived safely about an hour and a half ago. I am exhausted!! It took 16 hours this time.

Aaron and Levi, (my 15 year old twin GREAT grandsons )helped me to get on here with my address, so i hope u get this.
I am going to rest now and will try to get back with u probably tomorrow. We r going to Bondi Beach tomorrow also. Sure hope i can take all of this running around. The trip really took a toll on me this time. Just think, i have to do it again coming home. Not looking forward to it at all.
Hope everything is ok there.
Let me know if u get this,ok?
talk tomorrow,

RAYT721 2011-04-15 23:35:33 -0500 Report

Oh, thanks for the update. My first thought about OZ was the HBO special, "OZ" and was so hoping she wasn't heading to prison. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Cari Lee is without question a "friend" on my friend list who IS a friend… oh, but then, so are YOU!!! Thanks!!!

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