Justin’s flights yesterday went much more smoothly than his failed flight on Wednesday. He arrived in San Diego around 3:30 according to my clock (12:30 according to the clocks in CA). Unfortunately, his grandma called him when he was in Dallas to let him know that she wasn’t feeling well at all and wasn’t going to be able to make the two hour drive to pick him up from the airport. His aunt and uncle in town had important meetings in the afternoon, so they couldn’t get him right away, either. So he ended up sitting at the airport and reading for a few hours until they got off work. He didn’t mind — he sat around reading.
When I talked with him later in the evening, he was on his way with his aunt and uncle out to his grandma’s house. They were driving him out there so his grandma wouldn’t feel the need to make that drive when she wasn’t feeling entirely recovered.
I worked a full day’s work and then went home and cleaned the kitchen that had been sitting neglected for a few days while we worked on getting Justin ready to travel. Three days of dirty dishes rinsed and into the dishwasher and all the counters cleaned off and the fridge checked for food that had gone bad (that was one fuzzy onion). And then I worked on the pile of random things sitting in the dining room. It’s stuff like tools that don’t have a real home yet, stuff that I’m going to list on Craigslist to see if I can find a buyer, and my Smurf glasses that I have to find somewhere safe to display or store. I have to pick things up one-by-one and think “If I was to go looking for this thing again, where would I start?” Like wallpaper trim that fits the theme that we use in the kitchen and we will use once we have a kitchen that we can paper. And two rolls of colored contact paper that might be handy eventually. And all the hooks we used to hang the pictures at the townhouse that are in good enough shape that we can use them again when Justin is back home and we’re hanging the pictures here.
I didn’t clear the table, but I cleared enough so the stuff sitting on the floor could fit onto the table instead, and being able to see under the table was enough of an accomplishment for one day. And I was tired. So I actually went to bed an hour and a half earlier than I would normally.
I know. It’s so exciting!