Monday, September 10, 2012

Ridin’ Along in My Automobile

My baby beside me at the wheel.  I finally got all of the things finished up in Texas and have head eastward to relocate offices, work on the new business, and cruise with the hubby up and down the east coast for a while. 

First off I do have to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has visited the new web page for DIY Watermakers.  The response this first week has been overwhelming (in a good way) and a lot of it has been coming from this blog’s readers.  So, a big virtual hug for everyone reading this!  And if we ever meet in person I’ll give you a cookie too.

Now, a cross country road trip could be boring for some.  But with the hubby, the princess, and Bella the “diva cat” in the car it’s been pretty interesting.  I am pleased to announce that Bella slept the entire first day.  Sometimes sleeping so deep that I did the “mom” thing and tugged on some hair or an ear until she moved just to make sure she was still alive. 

We have gotten to experience a seedy roadside motel where we stopped because it was beside the Waffle House we stopped at and we were both exhausted and it met our requirement of “had a deadbolt on the door and a bed we would both fit in”.  I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have stayed there alone, but the only safety issue we encountered were the ninja ants that kept biting us in bed but then disappearing before we could find them.  I knew it was ants because I saw a trail of them in the bathroom the next morning.  Sneaky little bastards. 

But it hasn’t been all possibly dead cats and seedy motels.  We had a flat tire too!  Not to worry, several southern gentlemen came to our rescue and helped us put a plug in and get along on our way.  Even the gas station attendants had “southern” hospitality and charm.  I don’t think I’ve ever had a more delightful roadside emergency experience!

The drive through the mountains has been beautiful and I can’t wait to experience the east coast.