Wade had been in Atlanta for the week and was supposed to fly in last night. Instead he bought a new car (2003 Audi A4 Avant) and was going to drive home. He planned to drive as far as he could and then get a hotel room. I woke up at 5 am to find Wade coming into the bedroom. Evidently he didn’t get tired and then was so close to home he drove the entire way. An 11 hour drive when you don’t leave until late afternoon is impressive. I had to get up around 7:30 (very early for me these days) to be ready to meet Curtis. (Curtis and his dad are putting in our new windows! We are having all of the standard windows in our house replaced with white vinyl – which should help with energy efficiency and make my painting much easier.) The first thing I did was sneak out to see Wade’s new car (stock photo, but you get the idea):
Mom, Carolyn, and I spent the day shopping. We found a used bookstore downtown that sold leather back books. We used these to fill the shelves in my living room:
Then we spent the rest of the day in Cedarburg – a small town north of Milwaukee with lots of charm and shops. We enjoyed walking around, but didn’t do much buying.