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Friday, November 11, 2011

Shock and Awe

Strider drove me back to Bratt today. It was a drive that zoomed by, as my mind turned and twisted over all that was going on. We got to the Muffinpants' house and she and Adhi unloaded the car. And Strider headed back to Maine. I tried not to cry, but it didn't quite work.

Anyway, after seeing all the renovations they've been doing and having a great dinner with lots of the Muffinpants family, I set about getting my computer going. And as soon as I opened my inbox I see an email saying "Congrats" and another from our Senator saying "Your Home".

Yes, I can go home. Tomorrow.

So I go into Red Alert and fire off an email to most everyone I know, asking for help- well, more like shrieking. I mean, I don't know if I'll have phone or internet/cable on, it's a Friday night and a holiday, and a lot of people are out partying tonight. I think it'll happen; it's part of my bizarrely charmed, weirdass life to have these swings of fate. And just as I wrote that, 2 emails came in. It's gonna work out. Not all at the same time (people will be coming at different times and to & from different places), but as long as we can get the stuff out of the Pods and I can shower, eat and sleep, everything else is gravy.

Okay, checked my home phone line. It rings! That's one down. Gotta borrow a phone until my phone gets found and unpacked. Babalu will shop for me- gotta make a short grocery list to get me through til Tuesday.

Part of me thinks this is a joke, or not really gonna happen; it's been so many near-misses that I can't process it, much less feel anything. I guess I should be joyous, but I'm fried. Totally and completely fried.

I emailed Strider to let her know, too. She got home in one piece, thank gods, and will have the weekend to get her house back to normal.
And she replied, how if we'd known, I could've taken Hildiebeest. Well, it just means Strider will come back down sooner. Hildebeest makes life miserable for poor pastel kitty and for Strider now, too, I'm sure. So I won't miss either of them for too long, either. :)

It's all gonna work out. It has to. It always does.
So I'll be back when I'm set up and back in Hobbiton- sometime between tomorrow and Monday. What a difference a day makes.


sdt said...

Welcome home, Honeybun.

Austan said...

Thanks, Bunky. We're on for Turkey Day!

Anonymous said...

So many curves in the road to HOME but you've made it....Thank God, you're going home. I will be thinking of you all day as you explore your old/new nest and make your plans and eat your first meal at HOME. Before you know it your new furry friend will be with you, Strider will be visiting and sharing your joy and you will be activating on the part of others not so fortunate. I am so so happy for you. Congratulations.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I love happy endings. Only it isn't ... an ending, I mean. It's just the beginning of a new chapter in your life. I raise my tea cup on high and salute you. It's all good, kiddo; it's all good.

CarrieBoo said...

What a wonderful surprise! There's me thinking you wouldn't have Internet yet and you're organizing going home already! Oh my giddy aunt...

In time for toikey day... AWEsome!!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I was going to take a rest from the computer and Bloggertown this weekend, but I had to know how you made out.

I am so happy for you that you are home, well, almost home. I will check in on Monday and hope for the best for you.

Austan said...

Lawless- That choked me up. Bless you for being such a friend.

Susan- Yes! It's all good. And now that the shock has worn off, I'm overcome with relief and happiness. You've been a pal thru this whole mess. Thank you.

Carrie- this will be a Thanksgiving to remember forever. Wish you and B&R could be here!

Arleen- You rock. You just freakin rock!