This morning I hung up the shift bidding sheet for 2014…my name isn’t on it…no regrets!
Other than an extra mortgage and utilities for two houses, it has been nice to be able to slowly make upgrades on the Missouri house and slowly move things from one place to the other. What isn’t wonderful is the double life we are leading. At first it was very refreshing to have our own house down there when we visited the kids. Each wonderful long weekend was followed by a 4 hour trip back to Iowa – home to the critters and Dish TV. It was around Thanksgiving that I started having a major aversion to the return trip. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, my dreams are even different between the two houses/cities/states. This week, after 9 days, it was especially hard to leave my Missouri life…we drove separately and met up in Bethany for lunch at McDonalds (my first fish sandwich for awhile) (need to hit McDonalds more often)…We talked about what kind of relief we would feel once our life is no longer disjointed….AND the kitties won’t have to be alone for weeks at a time 😦 Thank you Carmen Keith for checking on them!!!! It takes a village.
Two hours into my Monday shift, I’ve been yelled at because someone’s car has been repo’d and it is almost paid off (almost being the operative word), I’ve had two people call because uh ya, I got a question, 2 cellphone heros/tattlers on the interstate and two 911 calls that were actual emergencies. Those were the highlights…I’ve actually talked to several people who didn’t want to have to bother us and had actual non-self made issues but they are the minority. I’ve already made it back to exactly the same place I was before I went on vacation.
Happy Birthday Nancy, Deaton, Lennie Rae and Bengi!
Until next time.