Pre-Travel-Almost-Calamity-#1: I've been sleeping with my cell phone for alarm clock purposes the past few nights, ever since the movers packed up my actual alarm clock. Yesterday, as they were coming to load the truck for the last day, I took the bedding off the bed, unknowingly wrapped the cell phone up in the bedspread, and put it all in a packing box. Considering that is our ONLY source of contact for the next two weeks, I'd say it's a good thing we realized it before they put that particular box on the truck.
Pre-Travel-Almost-Calamity-#2: Our dear friends and neighbors Susan and Ray (Nicholas' parents, and our future in-laws) graciously offered to keep Lager the Wonder Mutt at their house these last few nights while we are in a hotel here in town. This morning, the kids had a soccer game at 9am, with their end-of-season soccer banquets afterwards. Luckily, Susan had forgotten her camera and zipped home real quick in between. There, they discovered Lager had fallen into their koi pond in the backyard, and was unable to get himself out. Considering it was a brisk 30 degrees when the game started, and had only warmed up to about 50 by the time they found him, it should come as no big surprise we've renamed him "Popsicle Pup". No fear, however; he is now snoozing in their Florida room with the room heater going full blast and appears to have recovered fully.
Pre-Travel-Almost-Calamity-#3: I have recently discovered the Sonic onion ring. Not so much discovered, perhaps, as "become obsessed with". The calamity is not in the ring itself, but in the fact I've eaten them every day for the past week and can no longer fit into any of the clothes I held out in my suitcase. Hopefully the box containing my fat clothes will be the first thing I unpack in Oklahoma, or we might be in trouble.
We're off for now. Talk to you all soon!