Monday, October 13, 2008

Tired but Happy

Home - it is so good to be home. Much as I love my dad, I want my own bed, my own shower, my cats, my husband snoring loud enough to wake the dead (ok, maybe not that last one) but you get the picture.

I think we got things situated as well as we could in Iowa and I'm glad I went. The timing couldn't have been better, as the next couple of weeks are pretty packed. I may go back in November for a weekend providing that Allegiant Airlines keep flying those Iowans out to gamble in Las Vegas. The fact that I'm going the other way doesn't seem to concern anyone and I don't lose any money in the slot machines.

I stayed in Las Vegas last night since my plane didn't get in until 10 PM. I always get nervous driving across the desert by myself at midnight. There are some big stretches of nothing and no traffic should something go wrong. Adding in the voids with no cell service, it seemed better to wait until morning. Wouldn't you know, coming back today, I hit something in the road, popped a tire and was sitting on the side of the highway with one bar of cell signal. Everytime I managed to connect to the auto club, the signal dropped. Thankfully a very nice man and his wife stopped and changed my tire. I was able to get to the next town on my little donut tire and buy $235 worth of tires (so I'd have a matched pair that will wear evenly). I do know how to change a tire but can't necessarily break those lug nuts free. It is good to know that there are still Good Samaritans in the world.

On the exciting news front, I can now officially announce that I'm going to be a grandma for the first time! I got to hear the baby's heartbeat last weekend when my son and daughter-in-law came up to visit. So many knitting projects to plan. This kid had better like wool :-) My daughter already has dibs on knitting hats, since she won't have a lot of time to knit while she is in nursing school.

On that note, I'm headed to bed. It may be 9PM here but my body still thinks it is 11 PM. G'nite.


Briana in Amsterdam said...

I leave in Feb for 3 months. I think i told you but im doing research on access to healthcare (and some other issues related to healthcare) do you have any suggestions while i am still formulating my research since this is kind of your field?

Amy Lane said...

Squeeee!!! I'm glad you're back, glad you had a good time, and VERY glad you got out of the desert okay! And congratulations, grandma!!!!

KnitTech said...

Congrats Grandma!! Lots of knitting for grandbaby coming up. I tend to knit for the toddlers.

Glad to hear someone helped you with the tire. Nothing worse then feeling stranded.

Roxie said...

Welcome home. Even the snoring is good!

It was good you could visit your dad. and wise of you to spend the night, rather than try to drive the desert in the dark. Hooray and blessings on the good Samaritan!

Have you done a baby surprise jacket? A great way to use up leftovers from all those other projects.