I was away for 5 weeks. Home for 10 days. Away for 3 weeks. I'm so glad I was able to be there for mom, but boy, did I ever miss home!
At the end of my 10 hr trip, I was greeted by an enthusiastic Skeet and a happy husband. I had rented a car to come back so first thing Wednesday morning found us in town. DH had rented a car to come to Texas 6 weeks earlier, before mom's surgery, and he paid $153.00 for 1 day. My rental cost $280.00 for the same route!!! I was flabbergasted, but it was my only way home. I talked to the manager and was told that there was an extremely high demand for rental cars as few people were flying, but I still could not believe the huge increase! That's just ridiculous. When I did a little digging, I found out that a lot of rental vehicles had recently been sold (they make more money on selling them than renting them), but that too attributed to the decrease in available rentals. Increase demand. Decrease supply. The basic principal of economics means I dropped a cool $280.00 in a single day. That's a lot of fabric! 😄But, it got me home and that's priceless.
When I got home, my 3-yr old phone died that night. It was a refurbished phone so I guess it was time, but I really do not like to spend money on phones. I think they are wildly overpriced and I refuse to buy the newest, greatest, latest. Alas, we don't have a landline and cell phones have become a part of our everyday lives, mine included. I don't play any games or participate in social media although I used to post on Instagram a few years ago. Blogging seems to be the only medium I've embraced. So, new phone in hand, DH and I made a Sam's run and then escaped all things urban and turned towards dirt and sky.
I am completely and utterly peopled out! And it's going to take me a while to recuperate, but this is how I do it.
Eating from the garden that DH so sweetly tended to. It flourished under his newly discovered green thumb:
Firing up the grill and giving thanks for the new ranch raised beef in the deep freeze
Mowing in the cool of the morning:
Yes, this is a good start: