Monday, March 28, 2011

Wow! It's Been Awhile...

Wow, a month has gone by already?  I had no idea! Well, it's been a LITTLE busy lately...

As you know, I've been telecommuting from GA for a few months now.  I think my last post was when I came back to GA at the end of February.  I went back to DC for two weeks starting March 5 and stayed through my birthday to return on the 21st.  It was a great time, including a few days off to celebrate, and since my sister-in-law (M) was not able to drive me back to Eatonton on a Monday, I rented a car for a week.  The plan was for me to drive back to Atlanta the following weekend, spend some time with my brother's family and then return the car and one of them would drive me back to Eatonton.

And that is what would have happened if I was not an idiot!  I left my work cell phone charging on my bed.  In DC. Which makes it hard to use when you're telecommuting from GA.  SO - slight change of plans.  I drove to Atlanta and stayed with my brother and his family as well as my sister-in-law's sister, niece, and nephew.  What a BLAST!  Wine, beer, burgers, dogs and conversation outside on a beautiful evening, and LOTS of laughter. Then I drove myself to the airport and flew back to DC.  I stopped by Nanny's for a few drinks, then went home to crash out for a bit.  (First thing: put the phone - with charger - in my bag!)  I decided to take a 30 minute nap.  I hit the snooze for 10 more minutes and then woke up about two hours later!  D'OH!  But I got up, got dressed and went down to see my friend Damion play only a few songs before his set (and night) was over.  But I'm so glad I got to see him - otherwise I wouldn't have seen him play for almost two months!  Nooooooo! ;-)

And I woke up late on Sunday, but made it to the airport by 11:15am only to find that my 12:40pm flight had been delayed to 1:35pm.  *sigh*  I texted Marla to let her know, and then settled down to wait.  And wait.  And wait!  I bought two magazines, Time and People, and quite enjoyed them actually.  Haven't read Time in eons, and I thihnk I read every single article!  Well written and informative.  People however... not so much! LOL

My flight didn't actually leave National Airport until about 2:15 (about 15 mins before it was supposed to arrive in Atlanta originally!), so we didn't land in Atlanta until 4:00pm.  Luckily, M had been smart enough to look up the flight status before she went to the airport so she hadn't been waiting too long! I'm so grateful to her  for being willing to pick me up, drive me an hour and a half and then drive BACK about two and a half hours!  I wouldn't have been able to do this otherwise.

But now I'm back in the kitchen in Eatonton.  Mom and Dad put this house on the market about a week ago, and have already had someone come by to see it.  WHICH has made them get on the stick about cleaning it out... so they are in the living room going through stuff to figure out what to keep and what to throw out.  I've already given them an edict that anything hand-made or hand-painted MUST BE KEPT!  My sister and her husband (K & C) came to visit on Friday and spent that afternoon and evening, plus Saturday morning and afternoon, cleaning out the attic of this house - so now everything is in my living room for them to sort.  It's a great first step!

I'm trying to figure out if I can end up staying in GA for the whole month of April, but I think I will still have to head to DC for one of the weeks after all.  It's exhausting with all the flying and stuff, but it's never boring! LOL

I'll post some pics and memories soon.  If I remember. ;-)

1 comment:

captanne said...

D- Next time you leave something like that -- give a jingle. I'd be happy to mail it to you. Every Monday night, I'm right across the street from your flat. Stalking. LOLOL (If only!) --Captanne