Sunday, February 8, 2009
Home Sweet Home
Well, we made it back. Over the years we have travelled a lot. I love planning a trip and going on a trip but my favourite part has always been coming home. I love my frosty home and would never live anywhere else. We had a great trip but missed Bennett desperately. I think he missed us too - he's been pretty snuggly all weekend and full of smiles. I've also missed reading all my favourite blogs - I hope to get caught up with all of you soon.
We had great weather in the Dominican - it was hot and sunny every day except for the last. We went on an excursion offered by our tour company. At one point I mentioned to the guide that many people who live in a cold climate often dream of going someplace warm. I asked him if when it's really hot he dreamed of going somewhere cold. He looked at me like I had lost my mind and said "No -never". Hmmm...there goes that theory.
In keeping with the theme that has dominated my life for the last 2.5 years, there was also a bit of drama when we got home late Friday afternoon. It did not take long to discover that our sump line and our septic line were frozen. The septic line promptly exploded when we flushed the toilet. That night, we re-packed some stuff and took Bennett to a local hotel. On the Saturday morning, Uncle Austin, the family fix-it guy came out and helped Jim repair the problems. In the grand scheme of things, it wasn't the end of the world but it would have been nice if it hadn't happened. No one could ever argue that my life is boring.
I made a video of our vacation photos. I've tried to make it as entertaining as possible. Enjoy...