Of course, there was the part of the ride home from camp where my stepdad and I sat in traffic that had been stopped because of an accident. And when I say stopped, I mean stopped. Going in both directions. People were getting out of their cars, walking their dogs, letting their kids run around. It was crazy. But it finally cleared up and the usual 1+ hour car ride wound up taking 3 hours. Good thing we were in good company.
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The first flight I got a touch of the motion sickness. And by touch I mean I was rendered practically useless, was thankful the bathroom was right next to my seat, and thankful that I was the only one who used the bathroom during the hour+ flight. But I made it, and my color changed from green to a more natural color as we sped walked from one end of the airport to the other to catch our second flight (the one pictured above). The boys were fabulous. Obviously there were mini melt downs, but they were few and far between and short lasting. And Deacon would just smile at everyone and make them fall in love with him, so I don't think too many people really minded.
Then there was the last part of the second flight. The boys still did really well, but there was a storm over the airport we were landing in so they had us circle around about a half hour out until the storm passed the airport, which took about a half hour. Then, when we got there, there was a line of planes now waiting to land, so we had to wait our turn there, another twenty minutes or so. It might not have been so bad, but they made us strap the boys in, and that they objected to for such a long amount of time. But, like I said, we made it and we're here and it all went well. And since it's getting late, and I'm getting tired, I'm going to get going. More news on TSW (Tropical Storm Walter) as it occurs.
09 August 2008
02 August 2008
So, the other night I was finally working on getting our suitcase unpacked when Josh said to me, “You should go to WalMart and buy a new DVD player.” (Keep in mind it was about 7:30pm.) My eyes got all big and I said, “Now?” “Sure,” he replied. “Why not? I mean, it’s not like we’re in Germany anymore where everything closes at 4pm.” And that just blew my mind. So I finished unpacking the suitcase because I REALLY wanted to get that done, and I drove across the street to WalMart. And wouldn’t you know it, I was NOT the only one in there! In fact, there were tons of people there as if it were 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I felt like I was in some other dimension. A weird universe where people do things like go to WalMart at times when they should be home getting ready to go to bed or something. I don’t know. I do know that it was a taste of what you all call “life in America”, and it truly was something else. I guess I have been away a little too long.
How Did That Happen?!?
Josh and I are officially adults. We bought ourselves a brand new washer and dryer last weekend. Crazy! But I tell you what, I LOVE THEM! It’s so nice to get a load of laundry (and a big load at that) done in a half an hour instead of three hours. That’s right, back in Germany, it would take almost two hours to wash a load and then another hour to hour and a half to dry one. Now, I can get the kids up in the morning and know that I can have their bedding washed AND dried before they go down for their naps a few hours later. It’s a beautiful thing.
Kids, cars, washer/dryer, what’s next?
Oh, and, Deacon got his eighth tooth the day after we landed in Oklahoma. You know, for those of you counting along at home.