Notice I didn’t say “Happy Anniversary”! Man . . I need to take some happy pills, don’t I?
Three years ago tomorrow, we left MO and left Chad and Nicole behind. We left the red tag man behind and that *almost* balanced out leaving Chad and Nicole. I was sitting on the driveway in a lawn chair bawling my eyes out as they were telling me goodbye and they were all happy to be starting their new life together . . without mom in the picture.
I left about two hours ahead of Vince. He stayed behind to finish up with the movers and he was going to meet me in OK, just on the MO side of Tulsa, where we were going to spend the night. He gave me explicit directions on how to get there but I put the address into my GPS and took a bit of a different path and wouldn’t you know it . . there was an accident about 10 cars ahead of me on I-44 between the exit Vince told me to take and the exit I was going to take and I sat there in traffic, with Speck, for well over 2 hours. Finally, the police let us all turn around and go the wrong way on the interstate and back track to the first exit and get off. Not sure why it took 2 hours to make that decision but no one asked me.
I had water for Speck and his leash so I was able to take him for a walk. There was a church van not too far behind me and they had sandwich making supplies and offered those near them a sandwich. Vince ended up getting to the hotel over an hour before I did.
I’m thankful I wasn’t in the accident so I’m not complaining about that . . but mid-August is not a good time to be stuck on the interstate for hours . . especially when everyone was trying to talk and be nice and I was still bawling!
So, three years we’ve been in Texas. There are days when I think we’ll be here forever. Those days don’t usually occur in July, August or September so please don’t ask me right now if I think we’ll stay forever. In about January or February, when Chad is telling me how much snow they have (and I know that’s nothing compared to what some folks get), I think we’ll be here forever. Who knows what will happen with us but it’s been fun to live in the different states . . it’s not so much fun being so far from Chad, Nicole and Addie.