WAY, WAY back in the day (i.e., when I was single), I never had a problem sleeping in an empty house/apartment. But now?
After 20 plus years (really? Already?) of having someone else in the house - even if it was only an infant (only WAY back in the day) I seem to jump at every noise. Hence, the not so good sleep of the past couple of nights.
Let's not even talk about how nerve racking taking a shower in an empty house can be! (Yes, that would be me - making sure ALL the doors are locked prior to jumping in for a VERY quick shower.....including the ones to the bedroom AND the bathroom - yes, I DO realize the absurdity of the fact that if they make it through the deadbolts downstairs they will NOT be confounded by the thumb locks on the interior doors - just let me have whatever gives me peace of mind).
But the very best part of having the guys home? I get my car back. (Yes, the very same car that I am convinced is
See, the boys took my car on their little trip - to save gas. Because Hubby drives a BEHEMOTH truck. One that kinda looks like this.....
The problem with Hubby's truck - other than the fact that it took me the entire weekend getting used to keeping that sucker in my lane?
First there is the fact that the driver's side window will NOT roll down more than a quarter of an inch (do you KNOW how detrimental this is when trying to order a diet Coke while in the drive through lane?) and then we throw in the added complication that the electric doohickey that let's you adjust the side mirrors has also quit working.
Then throw in the knowledge that backing this sucker up (without the added benefit of being able to utilize the side mirrors) is a pain in the you-know-what (to be honest, even WITH the side mirrors being readily available - it's STILL next to impossible to back this thing up).
Which pretty much meant that everywhere I went, I had to make sure I found a parking space that I could "pull forward." And do you know HOW impossible those spots are to find when going to the local fast food joint to JUST get a diet Coke?
TOTALLY impossible, just for the record.
So now that they are home, tomorrow I will joyfully get back in my
So if you are in my area and walking - be aware. Be VERY aware.