Yesterday was so busy that the anticipated tearful good-bye to Timmy never transpired. While I was sad to see him driven away, I just didn't have time to break down. Our pre-vacation list of things to do was overflowing and time was short.
We spent the day running errands, packing and trying to clean up around the house. I've abandoned all aspirations of returning home to a clean and uncluttered home. As I surveyed the destruction in my home, my goals became more pragmatic. I would like to not be hit with the stench of rotting diapers, baby formula or rotting meat when we return. I guess we won't know if we were successful until we return.
After the housesitters were made comfortable, I set out to charge all of Scott and Robby's portable electronics. By the time they were all plugged in to juice up all of the electric outlets in my kitchen were occupied. DS systems were relegated to the corner of the dining room. Despite my frequent reminders and a note on the kitchen counter, I am fairly certain that they will be forgotten.
By the time the sun rises I'll be in the air, en route to Tucson. I'm looking forward to seeing my friends, and to being reunited with Scott and Robby in a few days. I know that they are going to thoroughly enjoy their Grand Canyon adventure, and I can't wait to hear all about it!