We have a new van!!! Wooohoooo! Drew called about 11am from Kentucky and said it's BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait for them to get home!! They were going to drop off the rental car, get something to eat and then start heading home. I hope they don't push it on the way back.
They left MIL's house around 7pm last night, stopped for a 1.5hr nap in a rest area and got to Paducah around 10am. So if they drive like last night they should be home in the wee hours of the morning. The good thing about the return trip is they now can have 3 drivers to share the driving. On the way down Drew couldn't drive the rental because he was under 25yo and would have cost an arm and a leg to include in the rental agreement.
It's a good thing I stayed home afterall. Eileen woke up with a fever, sneezing like crazy and feeling lousy, so she's home today. If I hadn't been here, Michelle would have missed a day of school to stay home with her. Or Eileen would have gone to school feeling like garbage. Tomorrow Luke's staying home. It's the middle school's Olympics and he's not interested in participating.
As I said last night...I seem to be more motivated to get things done around here when Tom is away. Today is holding true to form and it feels great! So far this morning I've repaired our broken couch (no need for me to need a crane to get my huge butt out the sunken hole anymore!), cleaned up the livingroom and most of the kitchen and working out in the front garden. I even got Patrick to mow the front yards so it'll be done and look nice for Tom when he gets home. Pat hasn't had to work at the plastic factory for the last 2 days. One of the machines on the line broke down so they scaled back a lot of people. Unfortunately he doesn't find out he's not needed for the day until he gets to work in the morning. Not a fun thing for someone who'd rather sleep all day if he had the chance. LOL Oh well at least I got a quick run to Walmart for milk and water this morning out of it. :o)
I'm itching to get to my sewing!!! If I could get to it I could then justify going to the great Memorial Day sale at JoAnn's this weekend. LOL I'd love to get a new maternity jumper pattern (although I love my old one...I'm just not sure where it is still! lol) Problem is I also want to get work done around here. I almost had Pat drive me to Walmart so I could buy paint for the front door and porch. What to do! What to do! Guess the first and best thing to do would be to get off the computer. LOL