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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time to go home

It is official - the evacuation is being lifted tomorrow.  Now begins the insanity of preparation to get gone yesterday.  Before I head off to the airport, we have to arrange pickup of a UAB shipment, arrange tickets on a flight that isn't full, I have to drop off things at my aunt's house for fall training, things at my cousin's house for my father to pick up, and find somewhere for my car to live for the next four months.

All hopefully before Sunday.  That would be Brandon's plan - leaving on Sunday.  But as with everything in the Foreign Service, this all depends on lining up the ducks just right.  So we'll have to see.

I am incredibly relieved that a rumored last-minute push to extend the evacuation did not go through.  I am looking forward to being with my husband and leaving single parenting to those who have stronger constitutions than mine.  These last few weeks alone have been exhausting, physically and emotionally, and I feel like I'm stumbling towards a far-distant finish line.  Can't rest until I'm on that plane.

Of course, flying with three children under five is no picnic either, but at that point, it's just a matter of waiting out the pain for a fixed amount of time.

So, we're going home.  I'm happy.  I'm relieved.  And boy am I tired.

11 comments:

PaulaJean said...

Great news!! May all your preparations go smoothly. (maybe??)

Anne said...

Fantastic news! Will you please call me if you need help this weekend? I have lots of free time.

UnkaDave said...

Good luck! Let us know if we can help. Otherwise, we'll sit on the NC sideline and cheer you on.

Mary Pugh said...

Good luck Ashley!

Smallbits said...

Hooray! Good luck!!

Nomads By Nature said...

So happy for you!! Looking forward to that first post from HOME that states you made it all, it was seamless, the children were angels (would they ever be anything else?) and that your feet are up, your children are playing happily and you and your hubs are quietly enjoying being all together FINALLY!

viridis said...

I'm so happy you get to go home and I hope the trip goes smoothly for you and your little ones. Thanks for participating in this week's round-up!

http://verdantvoyages.blogspot.com/2011/04/royal-day-is-here.html

Donna said...

Congrats - and good luck with the journey prep.

Bridget said...

Yessssss! Congratulations.

Latter-day Guy said...

Great news!

Daniela Swider said...

Yey, finally! I know it's a lot of work but you will finally be together again and that's so worth it! Hope the preparations go as smoothly as possible.