Elle just home from school
Miles and Beck
Although she was not feeling 100% during my short visit, she seemed to be doing okay and I accompanied her to her regular OB appointment, during which her doctor stated everything seemed good and she was not sure why Sarah had been having contractions.
Meanwhile, we also met with the property manager and walked through the house that we bought in Dallas a few months ago, which is currently rented. I will tell you that I am already not a fan of being a landlord. We have had one issue after another, not with the tenants, who have been fine, but with problems and repairs and $$$$$$. The house has a pool in the backyard, which was never something I was dying to have but it came with the house so we thought, okay, why not?! However we have had way too many problems with it and I am regretting being a pool owner, too! Anyway, our property manager was nice enough and the house looked like it was being decently taken care of.
It was great fun to see Elle and Beck again and to have time with them, if only for a couple of days. Elle loves first grade and I got to help her with her homework a few times, which she whipped right through. She is an excellent reader already and knew lots of math facts. Beck is a busy boy who adores his sister and repeatedly calls out, "Elle! Elle!" so he can tell her something or show her something. He's a cutie! We took the kids out to eat and play one lunch time and ran into several of Sarah's friends and their kids. In talking with one mom, we figured out that her uncle was one of my ex's and my good friends when we were all teenagers and young adults--small world from Abilene to Dallas, TX.
Off to school and work
Sarah, Miles and I went out to dinner to have a late celebration for both their birthdays. It was good to have a chance to sit and chat about life and plans. I wasn't really sure what to do--if she was going to have continued problems with her pregnancy, I thought I should stay and help out, especially if she was put on bed rest, but everything seemed to be all right by the time my flight was scheduled so I decided to go on home and hope for the best.
Practicing her roller skating
I left DFW on the 5th of September, overnighted in Seattle, and headed home on the 6th. There were only 13 people on my flight home to Unalaska, all of our bags made it, and we didn't stop anywhere for fuel. Yippee! The weather was decent and I didn't have to get all queasy and nervous about whether we'd have problems coming in. Rich was there to meet me and Ajax seemed somewhat pleased to have me home; either that or he just liked lying on my suitcase.
I got home on a Saturday so I had the weekend to re-adjust after two months out! Back to work on Monday and it was good to catch up with my coworkers and get to the job at hand--our radio pledge drive coming up in early October.
We are having lots of high winds and rain today so I took a shower, put on some clean PJ pants and a hoodie, and have been working away at catching up the blog and a lot of other tasks at home--definitely not going out! Sarah has been in the hospital again with more pre-term labor and is now back at home pretty much on bed rest so I am feeling like I should have stayed. Her mother in law is there to help, so that's good, but I still feel guilty that I am not around. Hopefully baby will stay put for a few more weeks!