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Oops...I had to cut the trip short

Miss E continues to have a fever so I've booked a flight home. I'm flying west to LAX and then east on a redeye to Dulles. I'll get in about the time the doctor has sick call hours. Even if this is nothing but a continued flu-type virus, Weatherdude can go to the office tomorrow and Tuesday and I'll take care of Miss E. If I hadn't changed my flight, I wouldn't be home until Tues afternoon and he might well miss another two days in the office. As far as I'm concerned, he's done more than his fair share, holding down the fort when school was closed Mon/Tues and then when she was sick Wed-Fri of last week. I'm missing a visit from the farrier, which Weatherdude thinks is a shame, but this is much more important. The farrier is coming to trim some feet, but also to open up an abscess on Ephiny. Yes, it's icky, but I've seen enough of them in my time that I'm simply fascinated by the idea that a horse works out the infection to its feet and then out of its body.

I had to find a flight, get it booked, get things set up to get to the airport. As Rebecca dropped me off, the mountains were pink in the afterglow of sunset. And now I'm watching the yellow light fade behind them as I sit waiting for the first leg of my flight home. I might be behind on NaNo now, but this is a great opportunity to catch up.

Meanwhile, here's Rebecca talking to Pandora. I sent my thoughts to Pandora as I left. There wasn't time to go down, say good-bye in person, then change again for the flight. (I would have been covered in horse hair, something some passengers wouldn't thank me for.)


Pandora, who holds us all up, all of her many fans. This is Judy being supported by Pandora, who is solidly plugged into the Earth.


Frog Out

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marshallpayne1
Nov. 8th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Sorry Miss E has a fever and trip is cut short.
birdhousefrog
Nov. 8th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
I still owe you a call. Pity you're not awake and kicking now. I still have an hour before boarding my redeye. I'll call you as soon as things settle down...flight, doctor, kid, sleep. stuff like that. :D (And man, that call you made was EARLY for the west coast! Especially as I'd been up to 2AM.)
marshallpayne1
Nov. 8th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that. Forgot the time difference. But I figured your cell would be off if you were indisposed. Talk to you soon!
karen_w_newton
Nov. 8th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
I hope Miss E is feeling better really soon!
birdhousefrog
Nov. 8th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
I'll put a post up when I know what it is.
queenoftheskies
Nov. 8th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
Hope Miss E is well soon.
birdhousefrog
Nov. 8th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll put something up with the news. Hopefully it's just a flu. We thought it was a low-grade fever from a molar that's coming in, but this has dragged on and spiked upward.
ex_triciasu
Nov. 8th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
Sorry about your adventure ending early. Hope all is soon well with Miss E.
birdhousefrog
Nov. 8th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
I'll be sure and let you know. Thanks for the thoughts.
klingonguy
Nov. 8th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Best wishes for Miss E. Safe travels to you.
kelly_yoyo
Nov. 8th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oh how disappointing. I'm sorry your darling girl is ill!
ceffyl
Nov. 9th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
Hope Miss E feels better soon!
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