Tuesday, March 14, 2006

OFF TO A BAD START...

After a very long delay due to engine problems, Dickidoo and his partners in crime finally made it to Alexandria.  Apparently the plane blew an engine before they could board and instead of taking off at 8am they left at close to 2pm.  He had his laptop with him so Dickidoo shot me an instant message.  I was a sympathetic wife.  I told him that it was fortunate that the engine didn't wait until after they were in the air to blow.  Silently I breathed a sigh of relief.  My baby was safe!  And so was Dickidoo.

I guess they got a little turned around once they got there.  "All the streets are one way, going in the wrong direction", Dickidoo said.  They finally had to ask directions from an immigrant taxi driver.  I wish I could have seen that.... 3 men actually breaking down and asking a foreigner for directions in their own country! 

If I thought it was going to be peaceful around the house with my husband gone I was wrong.  He forgot to take the Oompas with him.  The three youngest had been hoarse all week, and yesterday... miraculously they all got their voices back just in time to drive me absolutely insane!  Its been like a chicken coop with ceaseless chattering and squawking.

And I have no coffee!

Can't blame this one on anyone but myself.  I remembered to pick up the creamer, but forgot the Folgers.  There was no 'best part of waking up' to be had this morning.   To make matters worse, I feel like crud!  I don't know if I'm having a relapse of the coodies the kids were passing around, or if I'm just going through caffeine withdrawals.  All I can say is that it really sucks to be me right now.
   

8 comments:

plittle said...

One of the great things about living in the suburban sprawl that is The Greater Toronto Area, is the fact that no matter where you are, there is almost always a Tim Horton's or similar coffee shop within a ten minute walk.
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

deslily said...

utoh.. i hope you are not coming down with anything.. always fun to keep the sickness going from kids to parents back to kids back to parents..not.

wow.. close call with the airplane.. you coulda lost your camera!  (oh yeah and dickdoo too!  just kidding..never mind)

mumma4evr said...

I am such a grump until the coffee hits the veins!!!
Becky

princesssaurora said...

Oh no!  No coffee???? That is just a sin against nature!!!!  You POOR BABY!!!!!


be well,
Dawn

am4039 said...

you better get your coffee. Hope everyone is feeling better.  I'm happy Dickidoo made it there safe.

globetrotter2u said...

This was funny as hell:) Three men asking a foreigner directions!

You are always a hoot, Dorn, and I've been thinking of Gabe a lot lately and wishing him the best as I watch the news nervously.

I do hope the Nikon gets back safely. Thanks for the laugh. I needed it!

sdoscher458 said...

Good lord no one can talk to me until I have two cups in me. Glad they made it safe to their destination   (and the camera too).  Sandi

cdittric77 said...

I don't know how you do it with no caffeine. I think I'd rip off an old lady's head and eat it if I didn't get my daily dose!

Charley
http://journals.aol.com/CDittric77/Courage