Our flights home weren't quite as easy as we had hoped. Both were delayed, the second one (from Denver) - having waited already for our first plane to land and for us to make the transfer - was then stopped for over an hour on the runway waiting to be de-iced and have a clear shot to take off amongst the long line of departing flights. On the plus side, we got complimentary drinks as a result.
|Waiting to be de-iced in Denver|
Of course, Wednesday is my day to take care of the horses at the barn so after only 2.5hrs of sleep Dan and I had to be up and on our way. It definitely took some work to get out of bed (and I'm an early riser!), but I was excited to see Charlie. Luckily (or not?), the harsh rain had continued through the night and it was still downpouring with hurricane-like winds which meant the horses were staying in, i.e. much less work for us (no turnout or filling outside water buckets).
|Disgustingly gross paddocks...and only getting soupier :(|
As much as I missed Charlie, I was super tired and my work schedule today had been changed last minute so I didn't have a minute to spare; Dan and I finished barn chores in record time and then jetted home for a quick shower before I headed off to work...for my 9 hour day. :( I made a strong tea to drink on the way and then also stopped for a grande latte at Starbucks, definitely the reason I survived haha.
Tomorrow and Friday are also full days of work (my attempt to compensate for taking so much time off). However, I do have a 3-day weekend so that should definitely pan out to some quality Charlie-time. Now I'm running on borrowed steam having reached my 2nd (or 3rd?), wind but I'm sure as soon as my head hits the pillow I'll be out. It's nice to be sleeping in my own bed again, even if it means having a purring Charlie-cat smothering your head all night and licking your eyelids. That's love.
|Charlie snuggling with Dan|