Tuesday, September 13, 2005


It would appear that that's what I have been - missing in action. Actually, I decided to take a break, not from blogging, per se, but from work. My blog was an an innocent bystander that got dragged in against it's will.

It started out as a weekend trip to Albany, Georgia, to visit my sister. It ended up being a road trip - South Florida to Albany, Georgia, to Toronto, Canada, then back again in the same order. It was me, my husband, Sidney, and my mother. Sid, as usual, was the best travel partner. He slept, he ate, he kept himself and the rest of us amused. During the last leg of the trip he was through with the ride though. He was calling, "Mommy, mommy. Get me out."

Toronto was nice. The crime was shocking. Some record homicide numbers the past few months. Every weekend kids are killing kids. I hear that the neighborhood I used to live in, cabs won't even go there anymore. As a matter fact, the local newspaper is doing a 7-part story on the crime in that particular area.

Met up with tons of family. I even managed to surprise nyabg by attending her housewarming party. That was one of the incentives for my going on the trip in the first place.

Of course, no trip is complete without some sort of drama, of which we had our share. On the way to Albany, the tranny on my TL-S went...again. We're on our fourth transmission now. Fortunately, it's a known problem so Acura swaps it out with a new one and off we go - almost. It was Friday, 4 pm before a long weekend, no new tranny in sight, a trip to Canada on the line. As it turned out, Acura will be reimbursing us for part of the rental we had to get - a Mazda mini van. That meant no more miles on my car and a roomier ride. Not bad. That was drama #1. Drama #2 involved me and my husband spending six hours of the next Friday night in an emergency ward because he was having chest pains. Fortunately, after $300 and another bill to come, the doctor determined it wasn't his heart, which was, undoubtedly, a relief. They figure it's some other muscle spasm thing going on. I think it may be related to a hand injury he got not a week before.

I've never been so glad to be back in my own bed.


WIP said...

Glad you're back. Sounds like fun. Thank GOD for favor and grace. Four trannies. That's insane ... if one doesn't believe that "He" can do it. The children of Isreal went forty years without ever having to purchase new threads and foot-wear. And one can't believe that a car can house and survive a few tranny-lives *LOL*.

Until we read again,


SP said...

You didn't tell me about K! I'm so glad to hear he is ok. Is that why you were willing to get him chinese food?

Anonymous said...

sid is the cutest thing there is. and funny! what a personality for a 2 year old!

thanks for coming to my partay!

Jdid said...

you came to canada and didnt hail up a fellow blogger. shame!!!! lol
hope you had a great trip though

Aziza said...

Wow. That was a super long road strip. I would have been acting like Sid and asking to get out. Besides I get sleepy after driving about 5 or more hours. But on another note, I glad to hear that your husband is doing okay after that scare at the emergency room.

princessdominique said...

Glad he's okay :)