Sorry there have been no posts this week... but the power company accidentally cut our phone line on Monday... and we have been without phone and internet ALL WEEK. It should be back up by tomorrow night, but I am borrowing the neighbor's internet tonight to post this.
This has been an incredibly emotional week for us. It seems that no two members of the family are in the same emotional place at the same time.
Ben has gone from giddy excitement to being sad about leaving and crying at the drop of a hat. It finally hit him that he was leaving his friends, team mates, scout mates, and dog behind and the loss has been overwhelming.
Ian has finally had some time to process what is happening and is very excited about the trip.
I have gone from being excited to being completely overwhelmed. I sat in my car and cried because we ran out of bread to make sandwiches this afternoon.
Nik is Nik. Nik lives in the moment. His concerns are of the moment. Can I pick up this piece of junk I found and bring it? Can I store it in the attic till we come back? Will there be Halloween? Will there be TV?
Today we said goodbye to Shadow. He is going to a wonderful home with 3 loving children for the next 6 months so he will be spoiled and happy but Ben was heartbroken to have him go...
We went to soccer practice which was a disaster. Ben couldn't focus and he got hit right in the face with a ball... tomorrow he will have a back eye. What a week.