Thursday, October 04, 2007

Two crises averted!!

Tuesday night my cousin's daughter cooked dinner for us in her tiny 500 sq.ft. condo.(Yes, that is correct square footage. She is an American Airlines flight attendant with 10 years experience and could only afford this tiny place. Why? Because it's freakin' 225,000 dollars) Imagine a 27 pound cat in a space that small. There is thick cat dander and I am highly allergic. As soon as I started having a reaction, she gave me a pill. It worked like magic...Allegra. Turns out she is also allergic to cats!! Why would anyone who is allergic to cats have a cat for a pet?? I don't get it. This cat is huge and is named Fat Boy. Then yesterday the daughter drove us to do touristy stuff in her car. Yes, Fat Boy had been in the car. Once again, I started having my reaction. Another pill.....crisis averted.
Today we were going to take my car to breakfast. Could not find the keys. We searched and searched....emptied suitcases...everything. Damnit, I was ready to call the Lincoln dealership and try to get a new key made. Then I opened the suitcase again to look. I picked up a pair of shorts and felt the keys in the pocket! Thank God.....$300 saved from my stupidity!!!

Destination #2

I arrived at my cousin's home on Saturday. She has a beautiful, huge home on the Rappahannock River near Fredricksburg, VA. All her family came on Sunday. We all went to church together, then spent the afternoon on the deck at the river or on the boat. She had a lovely dinner for all Sunday night. Monday we just chilled. Tuesday we went to Richmond and had lunch with an acquaintance that I have not seen since high school. Then we drove up to Alexandria to my cousin's other home. Wednesday, we visited Hillwood, which was Marjorie Meriweather Post's home. Had lunch on the grounds at their cafe'. Last night we had wine at her son's home in Alexandria before all going out to dinner. It's been a whirlwind. I am now checked in the Hilton ready to get going on the wedding festivites. I think a rest is in order first.