One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Earlier This Morning

Earlier this morning...

4:50 am: I wake up to the blissful sound of our two Japanese students packing up and lugging their bags to the front door.

5:15 am: I shake their hands, offer good-byes from Annie, take their house keys back, load up their luggage in the van, and drive off.

5:30 am: We pull up to the UCD Extension Center where several vans are waiting in the darkness to take our students back to finish their work in Oregon. I say my final good byes.

5:35 am: I get in the empty van, pump my fist in the air, and shout for joy. They were really good housemates, but it's wonderful to have our house back. Victory and freedom are ours.

5:50 am: I arrive back at home to a student-less, Lindsay-only household. I surprise Annie by clearing out the playroom of the furniture that we put in there to make it a bedroom.

6:05 am: I kiss Annie good bye and head in to work.

An early start to a very good day. Freedom. My home has been reclaimed as my castle.