Speed bumps…

Life has a way of “adjusting” your expectations, doesn’t it?  LOL

My grandmother’s funeral is Wednesday morning.  I already wasn’t going to go, but an additional reason now is that, because it is then, there is a conflict with travel arrangements my wife made for getting to a conference for work – and those arrangements have existed for 2 months.

But, even that didn’t quite go as planned.  She and a co-worker were going to leave here early enough to catch an American Airlines flight out of Joplin, MO.  She went to bed early so she could get up early.  Ninety minutes after she went to sleep, American Airlines called to inform her that the flight had been cancelled.  It took another 90 minutes to iron out the problems and get them (my wife and her co-worker) onto another flight out of Springfield, MO.

The difference in travel times to the other airport means she still has to get up at 4 am, but now has 3 hours less sleep time before she leaves.

I’m going to stay up to help make sure she gets out of bed when she needs to so she can leave on time.  Because her alarm clock doesn’t always get her out of bed even on good days.

Anyhow, I’m doing the “Home Alone” thing for the next week.  Just me and 2 slightly insane furbabies.  Weather permitting, when my wife gets home we’ll have 3 more double-pane windows in our house.

Oh, and I finally “bit the bullet” and ordered a manufacturer-refurbished Dell Laptop to replace the desktop computer that I’ve been using since ’08 (and cussing from the beginning because of instability).  It’s also estimated to arrive the day my wife is due back home.


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