Tuesday, September 27, 2011

London Bound

Brad found out yesterday that his next project is in London. And he had to leave today! So he booked travel and packed last night and left this afternoon. It was kind of sad because we've had him home a bunch in the past month and got used to having him around. 

Charlie's been talking about Daddy and airplane all night and asking where he is. We dropped Brad off at the airport this afternoon and Charlie got upset when Brad didn't get back in the car with us. He loves his daddy.

Brad doesn't know much about the logistics of how this project is going to work yet, so we are kind of in wait and see mode right now. He's not sure how long he'll be over there, how often he can come home, what the hours will be like, etc. 

If he's over there for more than a few weeks, he will switch from the hotel to a flat. Instead of coming home, I think Charlie and I are going to go over there and stay with him for a week and a half or so. I'm very excited about this since I've never been to London. Also, our former neighbors here in Richmond now live in London and it would be a blast to get to spend time with them. 

I'm trying to focus on the exciting aspect of all of this and not worry about the unknown part. We had some fun plans this weekend that I'm now going to do on my own. The Junior League has their big Touch a Truck event, where the kids can go and see all sorts of trucks and machines up close. And Sunday we had planned to go to Ashland Berry Farm and pick pumpkins with a bunch of our neighbors. 

I'm sad Brad has to miss all that - especially the trucks. That's kind of his thing with Charlie. He's taken Charlie to a bunch of the area fire stations to see the fire trucks up close and they've stopped by construction sites so Charlie can see the diggers and dump trucks. Charlie talks about it for days afterwards. 

We're also not sure if Brad is going to have to miss Halloween, which would stink. Halloween on our street is so much fun. Tons of kids and lots of block parties going on. Charlie is going to be a puppy dog this year. :)

And I'm not even thinking about if this project extends to Thanksgiving or Christmas. See, this is me not thinking about it. At all. 

But hey, a trip to London would be pretty cool, so we'll just make some different kinds of memories! Crossed fingers we get to go.... 

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