Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I'm Home!!!!!

Okay, Okay! I know that I said that I would try and blog while I was in Atlanta, BUT I just didn't have the time. Saturday, as soon as I arrived and after we ate lunch, we went to the loft so I could take a look around. Then it was off the Bed, Bath and Beyond. When we left there Crystal and Kim took me back to Crystal's apartment - where I proceeded to take an Imitrex and lie down on the couch. I spent a couple of hours lying on the couch before I took myself off to bed.

Sunday morning Crystal and Kim came over and picked me up around 10:00 a.m. and off we went to IKEA for a full day of shopping (and I do mean a FULL day) and then we were off to Target for a couple of last minute things (I also had to pick up a "roller" suitcase - walking two hundred miles through an airport caring a heavy suitcase if NOT fun!). Then we headed back to Crystal's apartment where I proceeded to watch a couple of hours of Sunday Night Football before I went to bed.

Monday we spent the day at the loft putting the things we had bought away - then Tuesday, while the girls were at work, I spent the day at the loft finishing putting things away. I even put a few pieces of furniture together. While the girls still have quite a bit of work to do - a lot was accomplished in the few days I was there and I sincerely hope that Kim likes the result. There are a couple of pictures of the loft - I think that they are self explanatory -

They have a couple of things left to do- most of those things are downstairs and the closet, but I am sure that they are working hard on all that is left to do - and everything will be done by the time Dan and I get back down to Atlanta in three weeks.

Now, to celebrate (I'm not sure if we were celebrating the work on the loft or that I was leaving - maybe a little of both) we went out to dinner and then to a one woman show called "Changing Shoes". It was really a pretty good show and I think the three of us enjoyed ourselves.

This is the marquee on the playhouse - I don't know if any of you out there watched Guiding Light (you know the soap opera) but the actress that did the show had been on the shows for years and years. Most people know that they (meaning the network) cancelled Guiding Light. Anyway - I enjoyed the show and I'm glad we went. We actually got home around 9:00 and I didn't stay up late - I knew that this morning was going to be an early one and I wanted to get some sleep.

Anyway, around 5:30 this morning (Crystal's clock said 6:00 BUT all her clock's are 22 minutes fast) I was up and in the shower. Crystal was there by 6:45 and were off to the MARTA station. I jumped on MARTA and 20 minutes later I was at the airport. The flights home were much better than the flights down to Atlanta (we had really rough weather on the way down). Dan was at the airport waiting for me (BOY was I glad to see him!) and we stopped for lunch. Back to the campground were we loaded everything up and then we were off to Shipsawana. It only took us an hour to get here and after we set everything up we went out to dinner - we had an excellent waitress and fabulous lemon meringue pie.

Tomorrow we plan on going into South Bend and tour Notre Dame and then come back and shop around town. It really looks like an interesting place and I look forward to looking around (maybe do a little shopping).

Sorry I was not able to blog while I was in Atlanta, but I am home again and I'll be back it every day. Hope all has been going well with you all. I'll look forward to your comments and I'll talk to you tomorrow!


  1. I'm so glad you got to see Shpshewanna. Make sure you ride around the countryside and see some of the Amish farms. It's easy to tell which ones are theirs. They have no power lines running to the homes. You will see that the Amish do not live a shabby life. If you didn't do so, today, you missed a great experience. The auction and market are unbelievable. You might want to try breakfast or dinner at the Bluegate Inn. I hope you enjoy South Bend as much as we did. The campus is beautiful, and College Football Hall of Fame is very interesting. Welcome Home!

  2. Glad you arrived safely and the flight wasn't bad on the way back! Thank you so much for all you did... it truly was a blessing and very much appreciated. We've been enjoying the new place and look forward to your return in a few weeks to show what else we've done! Oh I even moved around and gave away some more clothes so now Crystal has half the closet :D

  3. yes. i have half the closet. but those t-shirts, belts and underwear are still in those blue bins. i can promise you one thing, mom, by the time you come back, there won't be a box left in that loft. not one. unless we are storing something to sell it on EBay.

  4. I'm sure that all those boxes will be gone - Kim - she can be a little aggressive when it comes to boxes (sorry, she gets that from me - I can't stand to see boxes sit around either). So, back to work you two!


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