Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hmm... Maybe This Isn't So Bad...

So today Hubby and I are making history of some sort.

You see, yesterday afternoon GuitarGeek drove JD and LovelyDaughter to BigCity, where they were to catch a ride with MandoNut. He drives truck, and often goes to Chicago with a load (of what, I don't know. Just "a load.") He promised to make sure they got to the airport for their flight to Edinburgh. (In fact, their plane is probably leaving right about now.)

So they left, and MB3 went along for the ride-- just to BigCity, although I tried to convince JD that taking a younger brother-in-law along on a honeymoon trip could be FUN!-- and MB3 and GuitarGeek spent the night in MandoNut's apartment, and have spent today, I assume, hanging out doing fun stuff in BigCity.

Also yesterday, DrummerDude went to work for the second day on his new job.

Which I meant to tell you about. Saturday (two days after the wedding) DrummerDude was offered a job. An outside job, meaning, his first job not working for us or another family member.

This means big changes for us, because DrummerDude has always been Hubby's right hand man in our family business, and the second truck driver. MB3 is not 18 yet, so cannot legally drive a commercial vehicle, and GuitarGeek is still too incapacitated by CFS. I guess that leaves me to be the other worker till JD gets home. And even then, there's no guarantee he will work for us once he gets established on his own.

However, that's actually beside the point, because the point is that, with JD and LovelyDaughter on their way to Scotland, and GuitarGeek and MB3 in BigCity, and DrummerDude at work, Hubby and I have been home alone ALL DAY today.

I honestly can't remember the last time we have been alone, together, at home, with nobody around.

And you know what? It's actually been fun! Really!

We've worked in the kitchen together, we've split firewood, we've talked (and talked), we've sat outside at the picnic table, we've eaten together-- just the two of us. It kind of reminded me of the early days of our marriage, before we had kids, or when they were still very young.

Who knew?

Soon DrummerDude will get home from work, and the other two boys will arrive home from BigCity, and tomorrow we all need to get back to business.

But now I have hope for the future.

Maybe an empty nest won't be that bad. It might-- might-- even be a GOOD thing!


carrie said...

YAY!!! I'm glad you enjoyed your time together!!!

Ornery's Wife said...

SEE? I knew you'd enjoy it once you had the chance to experience it! Really, the empty nest stage is one of the most fun I have had since becoming a parent! ;)