Friday, July 13, 2007

Hello from Fredricksburg

We made it! Yesterday was a looong day, but finally, we're here and settled. Nana, the kids and I are staying at a beautiful home in Fredricksburg, about three miles from Unlce Bill and Aunt Alicia's home. The house we're in belongs to friends of Bill and Alicia. I'm still just in complete awe of their generosity in allowing us to stay here. They left town, JUST so we cold come visit and have full use of their home. These are people from Bill and Alicia's chuch, whom we've never even met. I am definitely touched by their graciousness.

Now that there's a clear picture in your mind of how careful we're trying to be in this amazing family's home, I will go on. No cups on wood surfaces, food and drink only in the kitchen. Our goal is to leave this house the way we found it. Right? So lastnight after dinner and some catching up with Bill and Alicia, Bill drops us off at the house around 10:30pm. Needless to say we are BEAT. It had been a very long day, and I could only think of one thing...BED. Ashley and Nana give us a tour of the house, we meet the dog, Diamond, put our suitcases in the appropriate rooms and begin to get ready for bed. Sissy let Alex use one of her shirts for PJ's, which is a very special thing for Mr. A. He's running around in an oversized shirt, mostly ready for bed. I'm in my night clothes. By now it's afer 11, probably closer to 12. Ash is still just as excited as can be about this house and wants to show us the backyard and the deck. Reluctantly, I sleepily strolled out to the deck, Nana and Alex following. BAM! The back door closes. The back door is locked. The front door is locked. In fact every door and window is locked. Here we are barefoot, in our jammies, after 11pm, outside in a completely unfamiliar place with nothing. Not even a phone. Not even a phone NUMBER. HO-LY....

3 comments:

ImBlessed2x said...

well crap... can I assume you are outside on the deck with your laptop?? WHY ARE YOU LEAVING ME HANGIN'??

Jill said...

No joke..Cliffhangers are for fiction novels!!

Renae said...

ready for the next installment!!