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Friday, June 3, 2011
There's No Place Like Home...
Wow, clicking the heels of my tennis shoes worked and I am back home...at least for this moment! And...there is no place like home! The drive home was horrendous, what normally takes 8 hours, took 11 hours with a combination of road work and shear exhaustion. I had to keep pulling over to sleep...the week hit me like a ton of bricks. I did chose my sleep locations well...quilt store parking lots! Although I allowed my self potty breaks I only gave myself 15 minutes in the quilt stores. There is not much joy in it when you have to run to the back used the bathroom, short introduction and a quick photo shoot...but it did allow me a glimpse and a conviction that I am going to stop and spend some time next time through.
I really can't nor shouldn't drive in the dark so I was very motivated to make it home before the last light disappeared. With the pedal to the medal I drafted a guy from California that didn't seem to acknowledge that when you cross the border into Oregon the speed limit drops from 70 MPH to 55 MPH. So I figured the police would pick him off and the deer would ride his hood. As it was we reached Bend before dark and life looked a little brighter.
For those interested mom has Bullous Pemphigoid diagnosed by biopsy. I have never seen it, nor has my sister (we are both nurses) and her doctor has only seen 2 cases in her career and neither of those was as bad. So we are in uncharted territory. Good thing I am flexible because this is going to take all the flexibility I can muster. Wish me luck!
Here is a short slide show of one of the shops that I used the facilities in...great shop and right off the freeway in Redding, California. Tomorrow I'll post a slide show of the other shop.