Friday, March 18, 2011

I should be packing...

It seems I don't lack for anything to blog about.  It is after midnight, I am drinking coffee, and trying to pack.  Thank goodness for that nap I had today.

I started off with a killer Crossfit workout.  I was tired to begin with, so it was harder than normal for me.  I went home to a dark house (rolling blackouts), and goofed around until I could manage to get into a dark shower (no lights remember.)  After that I decided to relax on the couch, and eventually my bed called so I went upstairs for a nap.  I was woken up around noon with a call from the CMC saying the President signed the evacuation order and we are being evacuated.  I didn't need coffee to wake up at that point.

12 hours later, a million phone calls, emails and Facebook posts (and one meeting with the ombudsman and the Base Commander), I am typing away with a severe knot in my neck.  I have laundry going and sh-- strewn everywhere.  What do you pack when you can only take one bag and you don't know if you are coming back, ever?  And you don't know if you will get your stuff back, ever?  Honestly, I don't care too much about STUFF, I just want my family to be safe.  I think the hardest part of the day was worrying about my dog- would she be able to come with us?  At first I was told no because she is too big, but later I was told yes.  Oh thank Heaven!

I can't tell you how SAD I am right now.  I don't want to leave Japan.  I don't want to leave like this.  Hubby told me it all seems like a SyFy movie.  He is still away, and I don't get to see him before I leave.  That just plain sucks.  But he will know we are safe, and he will be moved to a safer place as well.  That is what counts right?  He told me to take lots of pictures so we can reminisce about it later.  I don't know about REMINISCE, but I will have plenty to blog about!

Should I change the name of my blog do you think?


PS: Please continue to pray for Japan and her people.  If you can donate to Red Cross, that would be great too.  Even if you can only give $5, that will help!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sad that you have to go like this, but so happy you can take your dog. It'd be heartbreaking to have to leave a family member behind.

    You are an adventurous, resilient sort so I know you'll be OK, but still I wish you weren't going through this.

    Here's prayers for safe travels and a soft place to land. Keep us posted as you can!


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