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Friday, August 2, 2013

A Delayed Departure

By this time, we should have arrived in Memphis TN and settled in for a rest before heading for Virginia. Indeed, we could have been there. For by 8:00 AM this morning we were packed, organized and ready to depart.  This is not our S.O.P.! Our kids may have memories (aka nightmares) of planning an early departure, only to finally get off to Maine by four in the afternoon, and driving well into the night.

However, this time, it wasn’t our poor planning that stopped us; an ever so tiny virus – a cold one to be precise – has delayed our plans. Doug is down with the sniffles, aches coughs, and pains – just as the temperature in Dallas is breaking the 100-degree mark daily.

So, facing the reality of an empty refridge, I gathered myself together for a run to the grocery store to secure chicken soup and saltines.  How is it I can see the sunlight shimmering when no breeze moves in the leaves?And this question prompted more:

How did anyone cross Texas one hundred years ago – in a long dress, corset, etc, and in a Conestoga wagon? With no sunscreen for their windshield, no Whole Foods, iced and filtered water, or smart phones, how was the west won?  And what happened if their hubbies got sick?

We are praying for a speedy recovery, and patience in the interim.   

  • Those that say you can't take it with you never saw [our] car packed for a vacation trip.  ~Author Unknown

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