Incidentally, I followed your link to the USA Today article on the Expedia visa nonsense, and I'm pretty sure the groom's name is a name I've heard before; he may have been in my brother's class at school, or a year ahead. (Possibly not all the way through, but maybe as far as junior high.) How small is the world, eh?
He moved here from the Ukraine when he was about 12, so junior high and high school would be when he was in school here. But yeah, it probably is!
I have this image of your neighbors waking in the middle of the night, peering out their windows, and watching this fascinating display of engineering, overlaid with a dream-like quality. They then waken in the morning, wondering if it was all a dream...
I liked best when I was sitting on the front porch, waiting for them and reading a book, surrounded by suitcases, duffles, boxes and bags, and a cop went by. He tapped his brakes but kept on going. I wondered if he would come back around to ask what was up, but he didn't.
He probably thought you'd been thrown out, poor dear!
It must have been quite the sight, though. :)
Well, the door was open, it being a warm night, so I clearly wasn't locked out or looking distressed. It was pretty unusual, though!
you can come over to our house to hang out, or we can come to you. or one of us can come to you. whatever you prefer. let us know.
After not sleeping last night, and having a ton of work to do, I'm probably staying home.
well today would probably be out until much later - I am on call for Hospital and also need to drive to Kent so that I may watch students take a test (I can't even wrap my brain around why this is something I MUST do).
Wow, that sounds like...fun.
ahhh the tetris training for car packing skills...
my first husband once looked at the pile of things on the ground behind our little mustang fastback for the trip to see his parents and said "its not going to fit." i said "take the imp and go back inside."
two suitcases, diaper bag and box of diapers, cooler, baby toys and accessories for a 1 year old, car seat, all of it...and it all fit nicely *and* we could see out the rear window. he was (and remains) astonished. ;)
Pretty much. Only more. It was stacked to the ROOF.
But men are SO much better with spacial relationships then women, didn't you know? ;D
*snickering* which is one (of the whole laundry list) of the reasons i'm no longer married to that man.
and why i'm so enthralled with TheEngineer who admits i can pack things much better than he can. :D
Not the ones *I've* been married to. Though I do know guys with serious Tetris skilz.
"Tetris/Tardis combination required to get everything into a vehicle that clearly must be bigger on the inside."
Not only am I imagining C&D squeezing in with their chins on their knees to accomodate the massive volume of wedding misc., I'm also imagining Tetris with shapes made of British phone booths. That's some good stuff.
It was pretty darned close, actually!
We miss you! Thank you for staying up--you're a true friend.