Friday, August 01, 2008

Home again

Wow, it feels so good to be home again! I'd totally forgotten that I have a nice memory foam pillow. It's too heavy to carry on long trips. I slept so well last night!

We got home around 11 p.m. Tom actually got home the night before; I took A home, then spent a day sleeping (all day--10 or 11 hours after we got to her new house!), and off to the airport to fly home. I was almost bumped in Orlando, managed to be bumped in Atlanta for two roundtrip tickets anywhere Airtran flies (Tom did, too, on his way home, and signed up for the Airtran credit card, so we ended up with 5 free rountrip tickets!). I think I'll route as many flights through Atlanta as I can, when time permits. I ended up going through Dayton and got to Baltimore (ick--Beltway traffic, an hour extra driving time each way) just 1.5 hours later than originally scheduled. Right now, I love Airtran! I tried to get business class upgrades thrown in, but no go.

I'll take a photo of our new floor in a few minutes; no furniture in the room yet. I've spent the day in the bedroom with my laptop and snacks (not much food in the house!), shopping for a new, smaller, lighter-weight laptop, since this one will go back to school in one week and I'll be without. It will drive me crazy. I need a laptop, just like I need my books and my yarn stash. They're comforting.

Laundry is crazy; everything needs to be washed. But I learned that I don't need as many clothes as I thought I did; two pairs of shorts were uncomfortable, so I only wore one pair once, but I do need more lightweight easily washed and dried tops. I didn't use the "nice" outfit I packed, and it took up a lot of space. I didn't need the water shoes I took since the gold-panning package included boots.

All in all, it was a great trip (although it was exhausting), and I'm glad to be home.

Next trip needs to be all-inclusive in a Caribbean setting. No moving except to and from the beach and the restaurant. No running from one hotel to another. Just us and a beach.

And food and drink, of course.

5 comments:

Courtney said...

I love your picture in the title on this page!! I know how if feels to get your first really good sleep at home after vacation...mmmmm So nice

rita said...

Welcome, Courtney!!! I actually finished (well, almost) that mitred heart; it's very small, but so cute. I'd like to put something sweet-smelling in it and give it to my former boss; I'm going to miss her so much!

Anonymous said...

Betty said....

Welcome home! I'm glad that you had a good night's sleep. How's Zippy? I'm sure he was happy to see you both and I hope he didn't bring any little friends home with him!

Antevasin said...

Glad to see you made it home!! And with FIVE free tickets..ummmm, we'll meet you in Aruba next Spring. :=) (I'll bring the little umbrellas)

Knit and fall back in it said...

It's always nice to get back home, isn't it? A beach vacation sounds great.