I KNOW! I’m just as surprised as everyone else! His flight to come visit me left at 6am. 2 hours from his home. We all know how Mr. OoT loves to sleep. When I found out that he was planning on NOT driving to the town the airport was in the night prior and staying in a hotel nearby and was instead planning on waking up at 2am and being on the road by 2:30am I instinctively knew he wouldn’t make the flight. Much to my surprise and delight, he did!
He and his 15 year old son arrived to my 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo on the beach right on schedule. To say it was cozy would be an understatement. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I had feared though. They were both respectful of their messes (they’re boys, after all) and even managed to put the toilet seat down almost ever time. Besides stupidity, being late and a complete lack of patience for repeating myself, leaving the toilet seat up is pretty darn high on my list of pet peeves.
We had fun. We ate some great food, bought every single Mexican blanket we could find and, after discovering that there’s a weird lack of pure vanilla extract in the states, bought up all we could find here so Mr. OoT could gift it to his sisters. After their 6 day visit, I drove them 4 hours to the airport and overnighted in what turned out to be THE scariest hotel I could find. I guess my sense of cheapness for paying for things that aren’t important needs to be shifted to include clean & safe hotels in non drug addled areas of town. Go figure.
Mr. Oot is back at work and we talk multiple times a day. He’s making changes. Good ones. While we’ll apparently always be polar opposites when it comes to anything religious, evolutionary or drug related, we are finding more ‘safe’ grounds and finally, after almost a year (holy shit, who thought it would last this long?), letting our walls down. A little. Any progress is still progress, right?
He’ll fly back down in about 5 weeks to help me pack up and drive the 1,200 miles home. Sorry for being MIA. My days here pretty much consist of sand, sun, seashells and sleeping in. Who wants to hear about that? 😉