August 21, 2010: Returning the Girls

Today is Dominica’s thirty second birthday!

I woke up at six this morning but went back to bed and got up at seven just in time to work.  I signed in and got everything done for the day then showered and got dressed before anyone but Liesl was awake.

Our task for the morning was to pack up the car and drive Madeline and Emily down to Buffalo, Texas to meet up with their parents and siblings so that they could head back home to Houston so that they can start school on Monday.  It has been fun having them up here in Irving for the week.  This is, by far, the longest that we have ever gotten to keep them and the longest that they have been away from their mother.

The drive down went pretty well.  We stopped at Jack in the Box for breakfast on the road.  Liesl was awake for almost the entire trip.

It was around three or four when we got back to the house.  Liesl went right to bed right away and slept for several hours.

Dominica worked on learning some administration tasks for OpenVPN and Vyatta routers this afternoon.

Once Liesl woke up we went out to Boston’s, again, for dinner.  Then we hit the YogurtZone, again, for some dessert.  Then a quick trip to Kroger’s to do some grocery shopping and back home.

The evening was spent packing and getting me ready for my flight tomorrow.  I leave very early in the morning and arrive in Maryland before ten eastern.  It is going to be a very, very early morning for me.  I am not looking forward to that at all.  I have been tired all week as it is.

I will be getting back home to Irving on Monday evening at almost midnight.

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