April 21, 2007

Journey Home

Eight days gone from Florida, five days home... it's been great. Though, I am missing my family down there. And judging by the amount of crap that I've gotten done since being home (and there's plenty more to do), I may even be missing the ridiculous hours I worked. But probably not. All insanity aside, it are good to be home.

A week ago today, I was down at the shop for the last time, leaving notes and making sure that I was leaving everything ready, framed by frantically trying to get my taxes finished. (I'd discovered that my state taxes did not need to be postmarked by the 17th, but received by the 16th. Yep. Express Mail.) Today? Taking a break from the tasks I've assigned myself, jamming on some tunes, spazzing because I can't find my Devil Driver or History of Elmore James discs, and trying to visit a few folks' blogs (which is miserable on dial up). Right now, I'm listening to Buzz Osbourne and Fantomas play an incredibly heavy version of the theme for Rosemary's Baby... damn, it's so much better than hearing the daily doses of Van Morrison or Dylan. Or Joplin. And that's not Scott Joplin.

Other than having to cut it short, it was a good trip home. I mentioned being able to hook up with AW's husband, and the following evening I did manage to hook up with Zonker... as well as Denny, Elisson, Richard, and RSM. Sissy, whose idea it was for us all to meet at The Five Seasons, was not able to make it... headache. (If I only had a dime ...) There was the usual minimal consuming of fermented beverages, and bullshitting. Always a good crowd to hook up with, I fear it may be too long before I'm able to do it again. I'm glad as hell that they were able to come out and play...

Monday saw me stopping by Eric's place to pick up the three Smith sisters. I was able to visit for awhile, but not nearly as long as I would have liked, and then had to head out, Jerry's place being the goal for the day. I will say, the three girls seemed to be a bit reluctant to leave Eric. They were worried that I wouldn't oil them up the same way he did. Many thanks to my bro for keeping them whilst I was gone.

That evening, I did make it to Jerry's. By then, the car had settled down a bit. I don't know if that's a bad sign, or good. Either way, she's going to see the doctor this coming week.

Anyway, I crashed at Jerry's that night, and the following morning, we ran over to his folks' house for breakfast. Very nice folks, his father is a real character... plenty of stories. His mother was pretty quiet, but that's because I think it's pretty much impossible to get a word in edgewise when he's wound up. I enjoyed the visit. If you get the chance, you've got to visit Jerry and his family. I don't think he'll ever suffer beal with all of that blogfodder...

Tuesday, I rolled into Stillman at 3, unpacked the car, and was seated in Fritz's by 3:15. I'd planned on staying for only a couple of hours, but eight hours later, I'd decided that that just wasn't going to be possible.

Ah... home, sweet home.

Posted by That 1 Guy at April 21, 2007 10:14 AM | TrackBack



Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2007 12:21 PM

sounds like a grand adventure.

very glad you made it *home* safe and sound.

; )

Posted by: Chrissy at April 21, 2007 12:52 PM

Glad you made it home okay. I'll see you July at the latest, dude.

Posted by: zonker at April 21, 2007 02:52 PM

I better see you before July, but if I have to wait till July well, I guess I'll have no choice. I had a Yuengling in your honor just now . . . think I will have another!

Posted by: oddybobo at April 21, 2007 03:35 PM

Home is always a good thing. :-) So did you bring all of this glorious sunshine with you?? It's just way too nice out there - first sunburn of the season for me... Yay vitamin D!

Posted by: Richmond at April 21, 2007 06:32 PM

Glad you, the girls, and the rig, arrived in one piece. I imagine that your trip from Florida home drawn out on a map looks like somebody gave an etch-o-sketch to a water head and cut 'em loose with it.

Posted by: RedNeck at April 22, 2007 03:36 AM

Thanks for making a trip to see DH, he is homesick! He was glad to have you stop in

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at April 22, 2007 09:58 AM

Welcome home :-)

Posted by: Harvey at April 23, 2007 10:38 PM

... twas a pleasure to keep your darlings safe, my friend.... next time I see them, I'm going to give them some exercise.....

Posted by: Eric at April 24, 2007 03:28 PM

Welcome back dude! :^)

Posted by: Wes at April 24, 2007 09:16 PM

Man I'm way behind on my blog reading... Glad to hear you made it home and that you got to see such a plethora of bloggers along the way. Are you trying to grab Eric's title as Ambassador of the Blogosphere? *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at April 26, 2007 08:51 AM