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A day of rest after a long trip.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

It hit me all at once today. I am exhausted from last week's mad dash across the fruited plain from the land of fruits and nuts. I got my laundry done but not much else. And even so I have a basket not yet folded.

One good thing: I spend most of the day vertical. Who wants to sit after being in a truck cab for six days? And my legs are not cramped any more. Hooray!

After I dropped the rental car off at Avis, I cannot find my American Express card that was in my wallet the entire trip. I need to go back and see if they found it in the car. I swear I looked right at it and said "Lock this back in the safe so you don't use it or lose it." The last positive memory I have of actually seeing it was at the gas station when I told myself to lock it up.

Gettin' old sucks.

Before I left for LA we were still in a freeze so I had the water turned off to the addition all week. I tried to turn it back on today and found that either (a) I was too late turning it off, or (b) whatever water was in the pipe when I turned it off expanded when it froze. Because my pipe was burst again. I called the plumber.

So to bed for me. I hope I fall asleep fast and sleep all through the night.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BIGPAWSUP 2/5/2014 7:20PM

    Glad you are home. Hope you find your card. sucks about the pipes.

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MBTEPP 2/5/2014 2:39PM

    Bummer on the plumbing! It has been a harsh winter.


There's no place like home! Welcome home.

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MSLZZY 2/5/2014 10:01AM

    You would have to come home to that. Hope the plumber doesn't cost an arm and a leg to repair it. Rest easy, my friend!

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DEBBYFROMMT 2/5/2014 9:11AM

    Ugghh, don't you just hate coming home to a problem? Hope the plumber gets it fixed quickly.

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MYTURNNOW2013 2/5/2014 8:54AM

    Had burst pipes here this Winter too, no fun. Thank God for plumbers!

Hope the Amex card turns up in the basket yet to be folded, like, tucked into a pants or shirt pocket.

Here's to more vetical days :)

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BOILHAM 2/5/2014 8:37AM

    Lost card and burst pipes. Life goes on. But, you got to spend another day vertical, which I always enjoy.

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NELLJONES 2/5/2014 8:23AM

    American Express is wonderful about replacing a lost card. I lost one at a gas station in Missouri, discovered it at our next gas stop and called the number on the back of my husband's card. They read me the charges that had gone through (they were all, indeed, mine), cancelled the card and sent me a new one. I had to notify all the auto-charges of the change (newspaper, EZPass, etc) but I didn't have to worry.

I hope your next cross country trip will be on a motorcycle. It's a LOT more fun!

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RUN4FOOD 2/5/2014 7:34AM

    I think you deserve a day of rest.
Good luck with you burst pipe again.

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GARDENCHRIS 2/5/2014 6:36AM

    glad you got home safe .... sucks about the Amex and pipes.

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POSITIVE41 2/5/2014 5:36AM

    You deserve some rest. welcome home.

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ROXYZMOM 2/5/2014 5:27AM

    Glad you got home safe, probably time to cancel the card number!

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STR458 2/5/2014 2:32AM

    emoticon an elf aught to come and make it all right while you sleep

Comment edited on: 2/5/2014 2:33:25 AM

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CIPHER1971 2/5/2014 1:23AM

    Travelling is so tiring, glad your legs have stopped cramping, I hope you find you card.

Have a good sleep

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KITRONA 2/4/2014 11:55PM

    Sounds like a restful, if somewhat frustrating, day. Glad your legs aren't cramping any more!

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