I started this last night (Wednesday), but there was no way I could finish it. If you saw my facebook post with the many ddddddddddddddddkkkkkkkkkkkkssssssss writing…you should probably know that those letters were not staged. I actually fell asleep at the keyboard. Here’s the post…finished up on Thursday night. I had a nap after work. : )
I’m only doing this because I pinky promised. And I’m reneging on the picture promise.
Here’s the quick rundown before I drop my head to the pillow…
all times are approximate
11:00–Kate leaves Tulsa to head to Mustang to meet our boy.
sometime after 11:00–Rob leaves Falls Creek church camp to head to Mustang to meet our boy.
11:40–Kate closes the gap between her car and the ponytailed rider of a Harley aka the caseworker.
12:45–Rob calls Kate. He is on the side of the road near Purcell. His car has overheated.
1:00–Kate does a drive-by of the house, to be sure she knows how find it
1:20–Rob has made it to an auto parts place in Moore and they are hooking him up with a repair shop. (This conversation was held via telephone in the Wendy’s bathroom…FYI)
1:30–Kate meets caseworker in the driveway of the foster home. They walk in and are greeted by the cutest blond four year old boy you can imagine.
1:31–Playtime begins. Conversations happen.
3:00–The car is at the repair shop, they’ll have it running by this evening.
3:05–Kate leaves to get Rob from the repair shop.
4:00–Kate and Rob arrive back at the foster home.
4:02–We are invited to “sit right here by me” to play cars. Conversation continues.
5:10–Begin to say goodbye and ask if little boy wants to come to our house on Saturday. He says yes to every question. : )
5:45–Arrive back at repair shop. Car is not finished, but they’ll work past closing to get it running.
6:00–Date night at Chick fil A
6:30–Car will be finished in 10 minutes. Good bye kiss and Kate is headed back to Tulsa.
7:00–Kate gets on the Turner Turnpike and calls Rob to make sure he is on the road, too.
6:58–Repair man apologetically informs Rob that the engine is cracked, or broken, or something too expensive to fix.
7:15–Kate exits at the Luther/Jones exit and turns around to head back to the repair shop. Calls her mom and her sister. Wonders if she’ll cry. She doesn’t. Calls Amanda who’s been waiting in Tulsa to help Kate a) buy mattresses b) hang out because mattress store is closed. Kate laughs as she tells the complicated story of how she scored a hotel room date night.
7:30–Rob calls Kate. Tells her he’ll walk over to the hotel near the repair shop to get a room for the night. Will sell the car for junk parts in the morning.
7:45–No room at the inn.
8:00–Kate picks Rob up from the inn that is full. Drive a mile and find a new hotel.
8:05–Rob walks in to the hotel, says he needs a room and a “sob story discount” we get both.
overnight bags cell phones and Chick fil A cups up to our room.
8:30–Make phone calls and send texts to church camp, LLH folks and Kate’s mom. Make a plan.
—-spend the night in a hotel room that is much larger than our current bedroom. Use a bathroom with a see through door. Watch cable television that does not exist at our home. Wonder how many years it will be before we spend the night alone in a hotel room again. Enjoy a date night and unexpected time together.
6:45am–send more texts to LLH folks regarding Water Day, pizza money, placement meeting, China team pizza party and a birthday party
7:00–Consider getting out of bed.
7:30–Got out of bed.
Brushed my hair, brushed my teeth, put on clean clothes. Went downstairs for breakfast.
8:00–Rob goes to repair shop to talk to the guy who knows the guy who will buy a junker car.
8:45–Kate’s mom arrives!
9:00–The guy who knows the guy isn’t working today. Rob returns to hotel.
9:10–Kate locates guy on Craigslist that will buy a junker car. Rob arranges to meet him between 11:00 and 12:00. He’ll pay $200 for our non-working vehicle. (That’s about $100 more than the hotel room cost us, but about $270 less than we spent repairing the AC in the non-working vehicle last week.)
9:30–Junk from one vehicle is moved to the other vehicle. Goodbye kisses and little boy instructions are given to Rob. Buy some toys for the car and a sippy cup. Make sure you have water with you. Sing songs to him if he’s sad. (Rob will pick him up on the way home from Falls Creek on Saturday.)
9:32–Kate and Mom head to Tulsa via Jenks. Rob waits for Mr. Craisglist.
11:00–Kate and Mom arrive at big brother’s house. Kate keeps Mom’s car, Mom takes big brother’s old car. Kate goes home.
nice, hot shower baby-wipe sponge bath, tooth brushing and clean clothes, Kate heads to work.
12:45–Kate arrives at work, a mere 5 hours late. Rob is on the road back to Falls Creek.
And that, my friends, was our Tuesday adventure. : )
Next up…a post about our kids!