I just spent, literally, the entire day over at her house with all of those kids. It was a very interesting day. I was a little uneasy about all of them because I know how some of them feel about this situation. They aren't actually happy about it, yet at the same time they don't seem to much care to be with their father.
Regardless, they didn't actually warm up to me right away. In fact, that really didn't even begin to happen until much later on in the day, excepting the 15 year old. Extremely talkative, 10 miles a minute kid with a motormouth that just won't stop. He's the problem child, supposedly, well I believe it I just haven't seen it yet. They were all up in the bedroom upstairs taking pokes at me with her when she went up there after we had spent a lot of time there - which was okay with me, just teenage talk.
Ummm, anyway, long lapse, it's Monday morning, have the whole week off dunno what we are doing today. Dunno what we are going to do on any given day, just know that she has to haul around 3 of those kids with her at any given time during the work week, though apparently she is going to drop them on some folks who volunteered to watch them for a while, while i am here.
Meanwhile, still trying to get that room rented! I dunno what the problem is, there have been several people over there already and no-one is taking it. Just talked to a lady that works at the airport - which is all of 10 minutes away from my house. She has weird hours and apparently has to drive back and forth to the airport to deal with customers checking in and such, so my location is a good one for her. Probably 6 miles to the employee parking lot from my driveway.
But who knows, just posted another ad and will keep doing so.
Going into the details of what's going on? Well let's just say that it is better than either of us expected, which is a really good thing - for both of us. If it stays on track as it is going, leaving on Saturday is not necessarily going to be an easy thing to do. I don't know when I will be able to get back - the costs are a bit prohibitive in flying and renting a hotel room, but certainly not before 2014.
Christmas coming up, not that that is anything grand within our family. IF I am able to make it until January without getting stopped by ADOT - Arizona Department of Transportation/Highway Patrol/ADOT Enforcement (a whole division specifically directed towards the "enforcement" of commercial vehicle laws and truck inspections), I will get a 2 week's worth of pay bonus and that would certainly pay for a trip back over here.
Sitting at a Denny's across the road from her store waiting for her to show up. She has a guy that runs it for her but I ain't going over there until she shows up. Heavily armed type of place because it deals in buying gold and silver. I like Denny's coffee : )
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