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November 22nd, 2008

07:44 pm
HOME OMG.

So, I'm still running through my flist (I'm at skip=280, and that's just journals, not comms or feeds. This puts me at Tuesday). I'm done. Skip=340.

Visit with the HubbyMom was nice, although rather stressful. The reason we're home today and not yesterday is because she had to put her beloved German Shepherd to sleep yesterday for a plethora of reasons that just happened to come to a head that day, and so we decided to stay the extra day and (attempt) to help her through it. These things are never, ever easy, and you're continually second-guessing yourself. Been there, done that, cried the tears. *sigh*

In a complete turnaround of what usually happens on these trips, I actually got some writing done.

Specifically, I got seven thousand words of writing done.

Yup. I doubled my weekly goal. And the week's not done yet. o.O Dude.

Whilst landing in Pueblo, we noticed a B-17 Bomber on the tarmac. "Whoa, cool," sez we. Turns out that it's the Aluminum Overcast, and it's touring a bit, so if anyone's in Arizona next month, go check it out. Seriously, that's a piece of living history you don't get to see very often.

Or ride in.

Oh yes. Didn't I mention? They were selling tickets to go for a ride in it. The Hubby and I got there early that day, dinked around town afterwards for awhile, and then let Fate decide if we would get to go up in it or not. We got back to the airport, and they had two seats left. "Sign us up," sez we.

Yeah, okay, this generation? WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING. SERIOUSLY. These guys, eighteen, nineteen, twenty-year-old kids, riding in this incredibly noisy tin can for four hours to a war zone, dropping bombs, getting shot at for an hour, and then four hours back--if they made it back. Firing guns that were state-of-the-art at the time but OMG SO PRIMITIVE. And they JUST DID IT. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

Scuse my capslock, but, DUDE. Yeah, that was an experience I wouldn't trade for anything. Totally worth the (not inconsiderable) money.

Yeah, wow. Just...wow.

In other news, the shoes came and they fit. Yay!

In other other news, the Hubby bought me a new computer. And it's teeny and light and I love it to pieces, although it's going to take a bit to get it the way I want it. And isn't it funny that if it hadn't had XP on it, I would so not have been interested at all. Right now I'm still working off the old computer, but I'll be making the changeover pretty soon. Erm. Wish me luck.