Ray’s Return from Texas

Ray is arriving in just a few minutes after driving all the way from Texas so, needless to say, this will be short.

I will be glad when he is home safely. These cross-country trips with only one driver are a bit worrisome since I know that on our cross-countries, I am usually the primary driver. Still, I know that Ray is good about pulling over when he’s tired – better than I am at that – and that he doesn’t get in too big of a hurry – another area where I could use a bit of restraint.

Even with that said, I will breathe easier when he arrives home safely.

I think having grown up in rural Texas has a lot to do with this driving anxiety. There, people thought nothing of driving 25 miles to go to a movie in the next town or 75 miles to go to Dallas. People zipped up and down the roads all the time at high speeds and there were a fair number of accidents as a result. Unfortunately, the ones that come to mind were terrible ones and in several cases, involved people I knew well. So, I have more fear, I think, than a person who has grown up in a city, where slow speeds only produce fender-benders. However, I know I’m not alone. Many people where I grew up would say they feel the same way. It’s like tornadoes. You don’t have to see too many to have a healthy concern when the clouds turn a strange shade of green and the sirens begin to sound.

Suffice it to say that I can not wait for my husband to drive into the driveway. I will sleep better tonight knowing that he is under this roof.

On that note, I think I’ll close. I have food to warm up for his homecoming as well as honey-sweetened cookies to put out.

Good night, my friends. I will see you tomorrow. At that point, I trust Ray will be feeling much more rested and will be ready to hear the LA Phil tomorrow afternoon.

Until then…IMG_0009


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Family members on road trips put the fear of God in me as well. Sleep well when he gets home.

    1. Thanks, Tess. He is here, sleeping away. I am glad.

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