I was gone two days less than three weeks . . too long to be gone from home but not nearly long enough with Addie.
You all know how much I do not like driving through cities but I have to admit that with the back to back to back trips (three trips in less than three months!), the more I drive through Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the less stressful it is. In fact, today, I was all the way through Tulsa and hardly realized I had been driving in the city. Then, it was the same way through Oklahoma City. I was all the way through the worst part of the city driving, right at the I-40 exit and came to a complete stop.
It was actually four lanes . . not moving at all. We sat still for at least 10 minutes, then began inching along. Vince called and said “How’s it going?” I said “I’m just thinking about getting my knitting out!” He said “WHAT??” He then got online to see what was going on. He said he saw a traffic camera and I began asking him if he could see this truck or that truck . . thinking how funny it would be if I waved at him on the traffic cam but then he said all the lanes he saw were moving so I knew he wasn’t seeing the same traffic.
It ended up that it was an accident and they were having to funnel four lanes into two lanes of traffic.
That 10 hour trip on the interstate made driving on the highway to my house seem really quiet and peaceful.
You can see our highway is needing repair, which is pretty unusual for Texas roads.
These piles of road base on the side of the road have us thinking they’re about to resurface the road. I was hoping it would happen while I was away but . . it didn’t.
The wild flowers are still blooming like crazy. There are purple flowers blooming down the driveway that we’ve never seen before. Usually by June 1, the wild flowers are long gone but we’ve had so much rain this spring, they’re still beautiful.
I think I’ll sleep like a rock in our comfy bed, without little girl feet in my side, and with our good air conditioner. I think Chad’s a/c is on its last leg but he thinks it’s fine . . I was hot every night there but they don’t keep their house as cool as we keep ours. So . . I’m looking forward to bed time!