Whew, this has been quite a busy couple of weeks for us. I haven’t had a chance to get on here and write a real post lately so this may get kind of long with everything we’ve had going on.
Jake had to go out of town for work last week, to Grand Rapids, MI to prepare a store for a corporate visit. He left with his boss on Sunday. They rode together because his boss was going to have another vehicle when they got there so if Jake needed a car he could use his. Everything was fine until Tuesday night. I talked to Jake and he told me about the meeting they had that day in another town an hour away. He was having to get rides everywhere because the vehicle plan wasn’t working out. He had gotten a ride to the meeting, and back to the store in Grand Rapids that he was working in. But he didn’t know how he was going to get back to his hotel that night, or back to the store in the morning. There were a couple girls working that said they’d take him back to the hotel but they were working overnight until 9:00 am and he wasn’t going to stay that long since he had to be back the next morning. It was already 10:00 pm so I told him I could be there early in the morning if he needed me to bring the car so he could get to the store. He said he didn’t think he’d need me to but that he was trying to get a hold of his boss and then he’d let me know. He called me back around 11:00 and told me that he needed me to come up that night. What?!? It’s 11:00 at night and it’s a two hour drive! So I had to pack up enough stuff for Carter and I to be able to stay for a couple days since Jake was going to be working up there until Thursday. Then I had to load it all up, get Carter out of bed and in his car seat, and go. We got there a little after 1:00 am and by the time we had everything settled it was 2:00. Of course, Carter was wide awake so it took me a little while to get him back to sleep. Luckily Jake’s mom was able to come down and get Trigger the next morning. If she hadn’t I don’t know what we would’ve done. We stayed until Thursday evening. Carter was up early both days since he’d wake up when Jake got up to get ready. I didn’t leave that hotel room the entire time we were there! I could’ve dropped Jake off at the store and had the car but having to pick him back up at a certain time I run the risk of it interfering with Carter’s eating and/or sleeping and it’s not worth it. I’m not really able to do a lot of things on my own schedule, it has to be right after Carter eats or wakes up so appointments are especially difficult. But it really wasn’t any different than being at home because a lot of days I don’t leave here either.
Last Saturday we went over to some friends’ house for dinner and had a really good time. It was definitely a nice break and felt good to socialize for a while. Carter ended up falling asleep and going to bed in their daughter’s crib so we stayed longer than we had originally planned. We had dinner, talked, and watched some football games. Their daughter is about three months old and we met her for the first time.
So I’m sure I missed several things that I wanted to write about but that’s what happens when I wait too long I guess. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and found a lot of good deals today if you went out, or shopped online :) Now the countdown to Christmas begins…