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Monday, April 02, 2007

Texas trip - 3

When I woke on Saturday morning, March 31st, I thought that this must be what jet lag feels like, even though our flights were fairly short. It was somewhere around 9am and I was thinking that it sure was dark for that time of day – and then the monsoon hit. OD went out to pick up some items for our breakfast, during and between rain showers and we broke the fast for the day. I found myself longing for hot tea but I knew that couldn’t happen, so I found some cocoa mix and had hot chocolate – this somewhat filled the hankering.

Don’t think I mentioned that FSIL was out of town on business for the first part of our time in Texas and the rest of the time, he would be in Augusta to work in the Master’s Golf tournament. This was one main reason that OD wanted us to come, so that she could have some company while he was gone and we were only too glad to comply.

We started making phone calls to find out about the missing luggage and it was revealed that two of the bags finally turned up in Houston and would be sent out to us – they finally got here about 6:30pm on Saturday. After much checking, the other bag was found still sitting in Augusta. They finally sent it this way by another airline and it’s supposed to be delivered sometime tonight. This is not a happy time experience, but I know I will look back at the experience and laugh – someday – maybe.

Because of the rain, we decided to declare the day one in which to goof off and recover from travel and we enjoyed doing just that. We called our doctor in Augusta and got him to phone in a prescription for my only necessary medication to OD’s pharmacy – the others and vitamins will just have to wait. Fortunately, the Spice had her meds for several days in her pocketbook – hers are much more serious than mine. It is for sure that my carry-on bag will have more of the necessary stuff on our next trip – live and learn.

The missing bag finally showed up in Houston and they were supposed to send it out Saturday night even though it would be very late. The Spice sat up late reading and waiting for the wandering bag – about 2am Sunday morning she gave up and sacked out. The bag finally arrived at 6:50am and even at that we were glad to see it again. The meds, vitamins and toilet articles were especially welcome – the socks and underwear as well.

We had some showers overnight and again this morning but it finally cleared somewhat. We had a quiet Sunday morning in house and went out this afternoon to attend GM2’s Bible drill at church. All the kids did well and some got to go on to the state competition – GM2 was one of these and she was thrilled – we were as well. We had oriental burgers for supper and homemade ice cream for dessert.

Since I don’t care much for cakes, OD made me some birthday pies – two sweet potato custards and one blueberry, had some of the latter with the ice cream. We didn’t do the candles and all – pies just don’t seem to be suited for that. Thank the Lord for another birthday – and for birthday pies. ec


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Happy Birthday.

Yes, flying can be a hassle. Not that I've done much, but little is enough.

4/02/2007 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I hope the weather stays clear for the rest of your visit!! Have Fun! And Happy Birthday!

4/02/2007 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

AC - Thanks. So glad I don't have to fly much. It is only worth it to see OD and the GMs.

Brenda - If we can make it through Wednesday, the weather is supposed to clear up some. Thanks much for the wishes. We are having a hoot! ec

4/03/2007 01:27:00 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Mr. Eddie ~~ Glad to read all about your trip tonight. Glad you finally got all your luggage, that
was a nuisance. I hope you had a really nice birthday, with pies not
cake. I hope you all really enjoy this time together and that you all have a lovely Easter. Take care,my friend, Regards, Merle.

4/03/2007 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

Merle - Yes, we were certainly glad to see that last case - we weren't sure we ever would again. The birthday and the pies were great, still working on these yummy delights. ec

4/03/2007 05:47:00 PM  

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