May 04, 2006


We made it!

Our flight was long, but it was impossible to feel bummed when we knew we were on a one-way ticket! Even when our little headrest TV screens didn't work, nothing could get us down. I managed to knit most of a sock on the way back. At one point I thought the stewardess was going to reprimand me, and I was all set to pull out the FAA regs and then narc on the lady crocheting behind me, but then I realized all the stewardess had said was "Is that a sock or a glove?"

Within 24 hours of being on the ground, we bought a car. My husband had been doing months of research, and we knew exactly what we wanted. As long as it was close to what we imagined it would be, we knew we'd be happy. A test drive later, my husband was ready to talk business. And now we're the proud owners of a Mazda5.

I've adjusted my sleeping schedule fairly well, but my husband is still waking up at an ungodly hour. Light switches seem weird and I keep forgetting how to dial the phone. Charlie is having the time of his life chasing squirrels and birds in my in-laws' backyard. He barely missed us.

I'll try to write more soon. However, my in-laws only have dial-up, so I don't imagine I'll be online much for a while. And having more than eight TV channels is still too overwhelming for me at this point.

Life is good.

Posted by Sarah at May 4, 2006 01:28 PM | TrackBack

Welcome home, Sarah. To you and your husband. We appreciate the sacrifices you have made for this nation, and hope that you settle in nice and comfy like!

Posted by: Dave at May 4, 2006 02:36 PM

Welcome back to America! Home of the brave and the free!

Posted by: Vonn at May 4, 2006 03:16 PM

Glad you had a safe and uneventful trip. It's nice to "hear" your voice again.


Posted by: Sue at May 4, 2006 03:50 PM

Glad you had a safe trip, I will look forward to keeping up to date with you through your blog!

Posted by: Stephanie at May 4, 2006 08:01 PM

I am so glad that you guys got the car and that it lived up to everything that you thought! I forgat about the knitting on the plane and I am glad that all went well considering your screens were broken...Well think of me while you are in Walmart. I miss you tons already:(
Love ya , Kelly

Posted by: Kelly at May 4, 2006 09:18 PM

Yay. I already knew all that (lucky me!), but it was fun to read it anyway.

I still look for your car when I drive by your house. Sad.

Posted by: Erin at May 4, 2006 11:41 PM

Welcome home.

Posted by: Kathleen A at May 5, 2006 01:49 AM

Yay! You made it! Welcome back. I'm so glad that the flight went well and the new car was ready to fall in your lap. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at May 5, 2006 04:54 AM

It sure was nice to hear your voice and know that you were in just another state instead of another country! Looking forward to seeing the new car, but most of all, looking forward to seeing you and Russ in a couple of weeks.
Love you both,

Posted by: Nancy at May 5, 2006 05:05 AM

Mazda5...awesome car. Enjoy.

Posted by: Curtis at May 5, 2006 12:17 PM

Welcome Home!

Posted by: MargeinMI at May 5, 2006 12:31 PM

I'm glad you are home safe. You are already missed by many here at your "old" home.

Posted by: Jennifer at May 7, 2006 08:00 AM