I hope I am about done being a OPPP…One Person Pity Party. There still isn’t any wind in my sails but hopefully there will be soon.
This “cold” has really drained me and my ear still being plugged up is depressing (plus Dan is getting tired of having to repeat everything he says to me). The particular antibiotic I’ve been on (two more pills to go) has a lot of side effects…one of which IS depression! So I’m blaming my UNusual self on that! I haven’t been a very fun person to be around for a very long time now…in fact, to me, it feels like since mid May. I may have to go see an ear, nose, throat specialist about this ear thing; havent’ decided yet. I AM going to buy a balloon or a bag of balloons and try blowing them up in an effort to pop my ear!
We DO have something to look forward to though! Our daughter plans on being here Thursday and actually being able to stay till Wednesday! Normally they are only here for maybe 2 nights. We all hope the weather cooperates because she and her boyfriend would like to do some kayaking or canoeing. And she hasn’t been feeling well either and has put her vacation off till now because of it.
Sometimes I share things with you that have happened to our guests, or I share things that our guests may have said or did. You notice that I don’t give out names or where the person is from because I never know who will be reading my blog (remember the CEO from N.Y. and the incident with the shower curtains I wanted to return and I found out HE was a reader!). So with that said, no one will be the wiser when I share this with you. I WON’T EVEN TELL YA IF IT IS A HE OR A SHE!
This guest called me along the road and the conversation went something like this:
SUBJECT: I’m on M-28 and I’m trying to find you. How much further do I have to go?
ME: I don’t know how much further you have to go because I don’t know where you are on M-28. Can you give me any other info?
SUBJECT: I see a road sign that says BADJO.
ME: Sorry, that doesn’t ring any bells. Any landmarks?
SUBJECT: I see a sign that says Binkley.
ME: Could it possibly say BRIMLEY?
SUBJECT: YES! That’s what it says!
So I told the person that they still had quite a ways to come and explained how to get here.
About 90 minutes later the person arrived. The first words were “You have to help me with this map! On the map it shows you are only THIS far (at this point the person held up a thumb and index finger to show about one inch of space) from Sault Ste. Marie. You are a LOT further than this far (again with the finger/thumb measurement).”
Sometimes we can’t help but wonder how people get from point A to point B, especially when traveling ALONE.
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