All I can say is that I did not have a great welcoming home, not that I was expecting anything, I just wasn't expecting what happened.
Sunday I left Australia and headed to the States. I didn't get
On the way to 29 we stopped to eat and even though I smelled like plane (YUCK!) I was starving! Not a fan of plane food. On the road again she tells me that the reason she didn't take my car was because it didn't start. But told me not to worry because her husband fixed it! So I get home and start unpacking (Im the type of freak who needs to unpack the instant they get home).
So I check my watch and see its time to pick up Brownie from the doggy sitter. I got to my car and NOTHING. It wont start. FUCK! I try a few more times and nothing. I got to use the truck. It wont start. FUCK! I have to call my friend and tell her what happened. Her and her husband and the kids come over and her husband is at it with my car and truck charging them. In between my friend drove me over to pick-up Brownie. I missed that murcielago (bat), as my dad calls her because of her perky ears, so much! I come back home and after a few hours we give up, because the charging time is 4-5 hours and I'm falling asleep everywhere in the house. Her husband tells me what I need to do in the morning to charge it and I observe what he tells me and scribble down everything so that I don't end up putting the "+" doohickey with the "-" thingy-ma-bob.
Before going to sleep I notice that I have NO internet. Great!
I finally slept and was only interrupted by the sound of DH's voice. It was really good to hear from him. I broke-down cause nothing was going right:
- I was missing
- I was jet-lagged and in need of sleep
- both vehicles were not working
- Internet was down
Finally got some rest, but I don't think it was enough. I hooked my my battery to the charger and crossed my fingers that it would work. My friend's husband came over to check on the car. It had been charging for well over 5hours and he said we should try it because it should be charged by now. He hooked the car up to the battery and I "watched" with my eyes closed and fingers cross. I went inside and started my car....IT WORKED! I drove it around base for 20mins to make sure it worked. YAY! [insert happy dance here] Before I went to sleep I made sure it was still ok, so I took a little night drive. HEY! I needed to make sure.
Things where finally starting to make me feel better.
I went to sleep because, again, I was falling asleep everywhere and got woken up again in the middle of the night by DH's warm voice :) After we chatted for a bit I went back to sleep...or so I thought. I was tossing and turning so much that I just said "FUCK IT!" and turned on the lights and read. I read for hours and then decided to try to sleep...and I did...till 2pm! ARGH! I know I just messed up my sleeping schedule by that. On another good note: in the midst of me trying to fall back asleep and 2pm the internet company called and said they were on their way over. Apparently, my modem overheated and that's why it stopped working.
I am feeling a lot better now, aside from feeling REALLY dehydrated (thank you 29 for your brutal heat). But aside from that, I am feeling relived.
Let me just say that this was not something I wanted to come home to...AT ALL!