Sunday, November 23, 2008

First stop on our nationwide farewell tour...


We're just back from beautiful Delaware, where we spent the weekend with our friends Brad and Francia and their beautiful daughters. Jake had a free flight on each of two airlines so we actually flew separately to take advantage of the opportunity to save some $$. But I did end up spending a bit more than I intended on my layover in Chicago...

It took a bit of coordination to make arrangements so we'd arrive at the same time. Then both our flights we delayed some, and we rented a car and navigated about an hour through traffic to arrive at Brad's door. Of course we'd called ahead to let him know what time we'd be in. After all of this planning and effort and traveling across the country, we grabbed our bags, knocked on the door, and ... it wasn't Brad. Wrong house. Apparently he moved his family across town in August and didn't tell anyone! The guy who answered the door was really nice and actually from KC, and he knew the Yopses vaguely. We got some new directions and headed out. Looking back, it wasn't quite as embarrassing as it could have been.

But we had a great time catching up with Brad and Francia and getting to know what life is like with two little munckins. That doesn't look so hard... :)







The upcoming weeks are likely to be filled with lots more visiting and saying (not goodbye but) "see ya later." Last Thursday night was my last budgeting session with CommunityLINC, an awesome nonprofit that helps local families move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. I've been working with these folks for about three years, so they went in on a going-away gift for jake and me -- a really beautiful and stylish platter/bowl set. How sweet! Unfortunately, it's about 40 lb., so we may not be able to take it in our luggage, but we'll keep it safely in storage and enjoy it when we return. I'm going to miss all the cool folks there.
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3 comments:

Corey said...

Personally, I'm surprise that Brad just forgot to tell you he moved simply across town. I was expecting for him to have moved to Alaska or something and not told anyone.

Mom Deed said...

Glad you finally made connection with your friends and were able to find the house and have a nice visit with them. Free flights are always good, even though they were on different airlines. That layover in the land of Obama, though, was not without its merit, judging by the picture!

Jamie Stark said...

and I felt bad about a flight change when you were in Chicago...