Sunday, January 22, 2012
And he's off.....................again.
And he's off................again. Very thankful that the weather has cleared somewhat as Bob headed over to Seattle to catch a plane! He & two other guys from work are on thier way to Ames Iowa....not quite as warm as his December trip to Australia but I have to say it's kind of good for him to have to go somewhere just as cold as we are! They left extra early as they were somewhat concerned about the pass -"they" as in the guys he was going with...NOT Bob...he refuses to ever be concerned with little details like road conditions. Which kind of drives me batty but you do get used to it. So anyway, they allowed for lots of extra time which they did not need for the roads but apparently did need at the airport. They got there and were told thier flight did not exist!! So I looked up the credit card statement which verified that the price of 3 tickets did get charged to my account but somehow these tickets do not exist.....hmmmm. A lot of research and phone calls later and it all got straightened out but the moral of the story...there's a reason they tell you to get to the airport 2 hours early!! The reason for the trip? I think its some sort of GPS training seminar....but I could be wrong. Don't get the wrong impression, I do listen when he tells me stuff. I'm just easily confused:) The older kids deal with him being gone pretty well. They are of course busy with their own stuff and completely self absorbed in their own little world which apparently is common with kids that age:) Tyler complains and whines some, but Kenny...oh man. Kendra takes the opportunity to be Kendra! She stands by the window with tears rolling down her face watching him leave, which would be absolutely heartbreaking if it weren't so common. If there is ever a situation that may or may not have the possibility of driving someone to tears you can be assured Kendra will have hers running! She is more sensitive than all the other kids combined and twice as dramatic. The water works can be turned off and on at will and at completely random times. That being said though, the truth is she really is just extremely sensitive! The first couple weeks of school are always accompanied by lots of tears....she never wants to leave her mommy. Conflict makes her tummy hurt & I've seen her get teary eyed over tv commercials! - Almost reminds me of my little sister:) The good news - this is a short trip. Bob should be home by Friday sometime. They land in Seattle 11ish thursday night so I'm thinking rather than stay the night there, he'll probably show up about 3am on Friday. Hate it when he leaves but pouting and feeling sorry for myself hasn't seemed to help so instead we try to make the best of it. 5 nights of cereal, casseroles(which Bob hates) or other simple stuff for dinner that we just can't get away with when he's home! And just because no one will complain, I'm not even going to make my bed for the next 5 days either. And Kendras new kitty will probably get allowed into the house. And those are the silver linings we hang on to to make it seem not so bad everytime he leaves:)