Thursday, April 23, 2009
Close to Nowhere
Leaving the chaos behind
I have the “D-Day” counter on my cell phone set for April 22. I’ve watched the days count down to Paducah from over 100 days. Tuesday morning my cell phone said “Paducah - 1 day.” I really hope my phone doesn’t self-destruct or something Wednesday morning; but then again, I really don’t care as long as I am on the road (again).
I am leaving behind the chaos and destruction that used to be my house. Still don’t have water in the kitchen sink; and, Monday night, a wire or receptacle or something burnt out and in the back two bedrooms we don’t have complete power. I have light, but none of my receptacles work. Kris, in the other bedroom, has one receptable, where his television is plugged in; but no lights and, worst of all, no computer! He could live without TV a lot better than he can without his computer!
Our computer network is also plugged in there, so I don’t have Internet access at my computer either.
Tuesday morning I was frantically searching everywhere in my sewing room. I’d lost the list of classes Jane and I have signed up for. I was literally nearly in tears. I had no clue as to my “schedule” without that piece of paper!
On my way to work, I needed something out of my purse -- you’ll never guess what I found digging around in there.
I am anticipating not finding a great deal to want to buy at the quilt show this time. For Lent every year lately, I give up buying fabric and still, the piles grow. Plus, I’ve already bought everything I could possibly ever need.
If you believe that, I have a bridge in Florida to sell you!
I just hope to come home to water and electricity!
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