August 17, 2010

Just my luck!

As you know, Jeremy and I recently went to Nashville. I went to relax, see one of my girls get married, and just enjoy the city. Jeremy went for those reasons, plus to work. He took part in a two-day training class where he learned about programming PLCs. (See, Babe, I do pay attention!) The training was about a mile and a half from our hotel and was scheduled to go from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The plan was that each morning I would wake up with him, drive him to class, and then pick him up when he was done. It was just two-days and he didn't need the vehicle. I, on the other hand, needed it. Parker and I had places to go and people to see.

This was taken at lunch in a local mall. He attracted so much attention that I thought he was going to explode with excitement and a rather large head.

Like I said, we only had to do this routine for two days. The first of which was Thursday. Here's how it went:

7:30 a.m. - Parker and I drove Jeremy to his training site.

7:45 a.m. - Hot sign on at Krispy Kreme. Got two donuts and a coke.

8:00 a.m. - Arrived back at the hotel, ate breakfast, and stayed in the bed watching T.V.

10:00 a.m. - Got Parker and I ready and left to explore the town.

11:00 a.m. - Went downtown Franklin to Mellow Mushroom where we were told we were not allowed to sit on the patio due to the heat. I cried. Parker didn't care. He was hot. We left downtown Franklin feeling very, very defeated.

12:00 p.m. - Arrived at the Factory.

12:30 p.m. - Feeling extremely thankful for the Factory. It is an indoor, air conditioned mall that allows dogs. Parker was extremely thankful too.

12:45 p.m. - Eat and shop. Parker attracts a lot of attention. I hear lots of life stories. We really enjoy ourselves.

2:30 p.m. - Return to the hotel exhausted.

2:45 p.m. - Talk to my brother on the phone.

2:55 p.m. - Fell asleep while talking to my brother on the phone. (Sorry, Ryan!)

3:00 p.m. - Checked to see that my ringer was on and set my alarm for 3:45 p.m. and proceeded to fall asleep.

Now, this part needs some explanation. Jeremy was supposed to get done with training around 4 p.m. both days. In these situations, the first day usually runs the full time or a little over while the second day is usually the shortest. So in my mind, 3:45 p.m. would give me enough time to get up, freshen up, get Parker ready, and get out the door before Jeremy called. Plus, in case he did get out early, I had my phone right by my head so I could hear it ring.... or so I thought.

3:09 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

3:15 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

3:20 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

3:28 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

3:32 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

3:45 p.m. - My alarm goes off. I sleep through it.

3:49 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

3:50 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

3:54 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

3:59 p.m. - My phone rings. I sleep through it.

4:05 p.m. - I wake up to all the missed calls above, immediately call Jeremy, grab Parker, and run out the door of the hotel.

And here is my conversation with Jeremy:

Jeremy: "Why haven't you been answering your phone?!"

Me: "I took a nap! I thought my ringer was on. It must be broke. I'm so sorry!! I'm leaving now!! I'll be there in just 5 minutes!! Please forgive me! I'm so sorry!! A.K.A. I HAVE YOUR CHILD WITHIN ME! YOU CANNOT KILL ME!!"

Jeremy: "You took a nap?! I thought you took one this morning?? Well, I'm almost to the hotel."

Me: "What do you mean you are almost to the hotel?"

Jeremy: "Well, I decided to walk it."

Me: "Are you insane? Why didn't you call the hotel?? I would have heard that phone!"

And, Ladies and Gentlemen, it was at that very moment that the clouds decided to pour down as much rain as they could on my poor husband. I kid you not. At that time, he had walked a little over half a mile only to be met by a massive amount of rain.


Jeremy: "Come get me at McAlister's. I ran in here when the rain came."

Me: "I only know how to get to your training!! I don't know where McAlister's is!!! WHY DID YOU WALK AGAIN?! HOW AM I GOING TO FIND YOU?!!"

Jeremy: "Just come like you did this morning. It's on your right."

I hang up. I don't have time to search for him in the rain, talk to him, and get Parker all situated. I am also an hysterical mess. I mean, what wife leaves her husband stranded in a strange city to walk back to a hotel in the rain?!

Within a couple minutes, I am pulling up to McAlister's and Jeremy is safe and sound in our car. I, however, cannot stop crying. And here is where pregnancy can be a good thing. I am so distraught and so much time had passed since Jeremy's first phone call that he's over the entire situation. I'm talking about he is as if it never happened calm. He greets me, says it's not a big deal, he would have gotten to the hotel somehow, and that he's not mad.

And so while my luck on that day was really not good. I learned a valuable lesson: When Jeremy gets mad, ignore him until enough time has passed that he is resolved to just accept the situation as is and move forward.

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