But we are not. We are here in our house.
We were heading to the Flinders Ranges for a field checking trip for my Lovely Husbands Company Hema. Three weeks on the road, capturing data and seeing some awesome sights. The Awesome Teenager was staying behind for school and general school holiday teenage shenanigans
On Saturday, we packed up the camper trailer, sorted out the Map Patrol, organised the neighbours to feed the cat, all ready to leave on Sunday morning. I finally had my head around the idea of driving to South Australia with 2 toilet-training-in-progress 3 years who are going thru a UBER CRAZY stage. I had written my lists, ticked things off and written more lists
Then our Lovely neighbour Steve reversed into the Map Patrol and rendered it undrivable*. It will not be fixed until the end of the week.
So the trip is OFF.
Yes, we could reorganise everything, push the trip back a week, unpack, repack, rebook... all that, but, I am just so tired. Tired of everything being hard and complicated. We are also all sick. I have had the flu for almost 2 weeks and Gavin and the kids have come down with it over the last few days. Jasper is currently walking around like a miserable zombie, coughing and saying, "Mummy, I am not very well."
Too frickin' hard.
So, as my mum would say, I have made a Management Level Decision. Gavin is having a few days off to recover from his flu. I may have to confiscate his gadgets and FORCE him to rest. He will still find a way to work though, I'm sure. THEN, we are just going to go to Harvey Bay for a few days and camp and rest and try and take a flippin' breath.
Life has been really challenging around here lately, and we were really looking forward to the break. I choose to believe that the Universe had it's reasons for killing this trip and that we may never know what they were. Or not. The universe could just be a jerk. Whatevs. I don't care. I am all about solutions right now, and I am making them happen.
The universe better not mess with me any more this week. Or I'm gonna get medieval on it's ass.