Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shifting Gears

Monday morning I had no real plans for the immediate future. Tuesday morning we were making plans to go to Dallas for a class Rick was invited to attend. Tuesday afternoon we were on the road, and tonight we are in Marietta, GA. I shifted so quickly I think I might have stripped a gear or two!

Monday we were at the hospital with Rick's grandmother (she got to go home by the way) and Rick got a call to go to West Virginia. He turned it down, and in just a few minutes he got a call from his company wanting him to attend a class in Dallas the end of this week. We decided it would be a good thing for him to go since it was an "invitation only" class. Tuesday morning around 10:00 a.m. Rick got another call from the deployment office that started us packing. We left home about 4:00 yesterday afternoon, and now we are in another time zone!

We drove part of the way, stopped for the night, and then put in another 13.5 hours on the road today. Did you know that between Amarillo, Texas and Marietta, GA you can run the battery down on your Palm Pilot playing solitaire, nap, finish an embroidery project, nap, listen to everything on Sirius radio from 70's hits and Christian pop to NASCAR talk radio, nap, and still be board out of your gourd? The fact that we had traveled the part of the road from Amarillo to Little Rock just about a week ago and again the week before that didn't help. The drive will be much prettier when the trees get leaves back on them.

We lost an hour in our day crossing into the Eastern Time Zone. I stay so mixed up. My brain is too old for this. I never know if it is time to get up or go to bed. It is really dark outside and I am really tired right now, so I'll try the latter.


Anonymous said...

Time zones have nothing to do with knowing whether to go to bed or stay up--with all that NAPPING. Little 'ole ladies ALWAYS nod off 24-7. Love you little Sis, Sis

Talkin' Texan said...

Experience Speaks! ;)