So I’ve been telling you so much about the things I have been doing. Let me tell you about a few things I need to accomplish and haven’t been able to. I wouldn’t want you to think I’m having too much fun.
First off, I still have no kitchen table and chairs to eat dinner at. I’ve had a couple of opportunities to buy a table, but haven’t been able to because I didn’t have the money. This isn’t to say that I don’t have the funds available, only that I can only take out a certain amount per day from the ATM, and if I bought a table, then I wouldn’t have enough money to get a plain ticket for Emily. Yet another failed mission. More on that later.
My dad has a table at his house that would be perfect for our place. He insists that I should be able to buy one like it somewhere, even though I’ve never seen another one, and my mom bought that one probably 20 years ago. Both sides of the table fold down in the middle, and you can use just one side at a time if you want. When it’s folded out all the way, it’s quite big and could easily fit six to eight people. When both sides are folded down, It’s just a slim rectangle that fits neatly against the wall without consuming too much space. Underneath this rectangular part in the middle, you can store all four folding chairs that come with the table and hide them away with a little sliding door. Oh, and the whole thing’s on wheels. Anybody know where I can buy one of those?
The other major thing I failed to accomplish was buying Emily a ticket home. I have no credit card, and couldn’t use my dad’s card because he didn’t have enough money left in his account. So I thought I’d go to the airport and try to book it there and pay cash. But when I finally got to the ticket counter, the lowest price they could find was $950. Yikes. So now I have to find some angel who’s willing to let me give them cash and put the ticket on their credit card so I can book it online. Any volunteers? And I could have bought a table after all since I didn’t get to buy the stupid ticket. Grr.
I also failed to catch the number 9 bus since it never showed up at the dark creepy bus stop under the freeway outside the airport. Luckily, Geoff was on the phone with me the whole time. After giving it almost 10 minutes to appear, I just got on the next bus that came along and let Geoff and Google reroute me through town. I made it home without too much problem. Not sure what I would have done if he wouldn’t have been at home in front of the computer, though.
See, life here isn’t always perfect. It’s still life. It still gets crazy. The best thing about me being gone so long yesterday was that it gave Geoff and Emily plenty of time to hang out. I love watching those two get to know each other better and better. Geoff acts more like an annoying big brother than a step dad, but I hear a lot of laughing, so it can’t be too bad. Seeing my two favorite people laughing together has got to be the best thing in the world.