I’m definitely not looking forward to today. Not one iota. It’s not so much what I’m doing. Rather, it is I won’t be home. I’ll be on the road, heading east.
I must drive to New Jersey today to return some equipment. I believe it’s a four-and-a-half hour trip, one-way. I’m also planning on swinging by IBRF (Meadowlands Hospital) to see their new facility and lean on the doctors a bit. If I feel I have enough energy I’ll return tonight.I’m not at all optimistic about pulling this New Jersey road trip off in a single day. My intent was, if I was up early (like always) I’d leave before D.C. morning rush hour. Well, I was up as expected. I debated about leaving, but Sue was sleeping so soundly that I didn’t want to wake her. So, at six o’clock I dressed Ryan and put him into the HBOT for his ninety minutes of therapy. I took a quick shower and packed (which fit into a backpack and the clothes on my back… I learned how to travel light). I’m ready to roll, but will wait until Ryan is done so I can get him ready for Dr. Hinkle’s visit and kiss him good-bye. This gives Sue more time to sleep as well.
She deserves some quality shut-eye after traveling so much over the past
month summer. Besides, I really cannot remember the last time she took a day off that was actually a real day off. Not a day where she was handling some issue or crisis related to Ryan.
Funny how we now consider a “day off” as one where she stays home caring for Ryan twenty-four hours.