Today has been so BLAH. Yucky. Long and wasted. I just couldn't fall asleep last night. I turned off the light for the first time at midnight. Then it was on again, off and on, I should say, till 2:30. Then I was up at 6:30. I've been having some sensitivity in my back molars, so I called my cousin whose husband is my dentist, and they fit me in with a 10:00 appointment. I went to Sam's Club first to look at tires. I've noticed that mine are about bald, and I'll be putting a lot of miles on with this vacation. No one was in the tire department, so I went to the dentist. He took out a filling to get at a new cavity, and did it without a shot. Yes! I went back to Sam's to find there's a 2.5 hour wait for tires. So, I paid for them (over $400!) and will go back before work tomorrow. My membership lets me get in at 7 AM, though I won't go that early. When I left there I went home, forgetting that I need my oil changed. I came home and did lots of laundry, but my eyes were bleary with lack of sleep, and I didn't get anything else done. Well I did, but the house is still a mess, and I have so much packing to do. I really needed a nap, but I never take one. I stopped the newspapers and the mail. Found the maps and printed directions. Got all the chargers together. Put all the food and cleaning supplies in boxes. I spent forever making a motel reservation in SC, about 430 miles into our trip. Em and I will leave this Friday morning, and arrive in Edisto Island, SC early on Saturday. We'll be there for the first week. I'm so excited. We were there 2 years ago, also with my GA family. This place, Edisto, is the real SC Lowcountry. If you've ever read a Pat Conroy novel, this is the place he writes about. I'll tell you more about it later.
I'm going to get up now and do some speed cleaning/packing/gathering/etc... so I can sit on the porch. Oh, here's a picture of the front porch at Edisto:
And, the side screened-in porch:
Yes, I'm excited.
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