Sunday, October 08, 2006

Up to Oklahoma

Mister Booster, what's your news, sir?

We made the 8.5 hour drive up to Oklahoma on Friday. So, we are officially "homeless" as David, Bethanie's dad, put it. We locked the door to an empty, as-clean-as-we-could-get-it apartment and hit the road with a Civic full of our belongings. That's right ... pretty much everything we own fits in a small 94 Honda Civic. And that's including a sewing desk and chair. They're family antiques so we had to keep them. They'll live, along with a few other things, at Kathi's (Bethanie's mom), for a while.

We spent Saturday morning waiting for our airline tickets to arrive. There was a big mix-up with Lott Polish Airlines and they sent our paper tickets to us late, so they would arrive in Austin after we had already left. After re-routing them to Tulsa, we were anxiously anticipating their arrival. As it turned out, the FedEx delivery person slipped them under the door mat without a knock. And as noon, the cutoff time for Saturday deliveries, came and went we started to get nervous. But then Bethanie, the sleuth that she is, sussed out the situation, checked under the mat and there they were. And we were all smiles.

Our flight leaves on Tuesday at 2:15. We'll head up to Chicago for a 5+ hour layover before heading directly to Krakow on a 14-hour flight. We're planning to watch a DVD at the airport to pass the time. We managed to bring a few with us, including The Edukators, Wallace & Grommit, The Office (English and American), seasons 2-6 of Sex and the City, the first 3 Harry Potter's, and a few I can't remember. The Edukators is a top-rate German film. If you enjoyed Fight Club, you'll probably enjoy it too.

An update on Booster: He rode up here pretty much the whole way in his Sherpa bag and did great. He doesn't like to go into it, but after that he just lays down for a nap and everything's fine. That will be his home for the long flight. He'll sit under the seat in front of us. It will be nice to know that he is safe there with us on the plane.

9 comments:

Molly Cait said...

i'm so excited for you three! seastars across the sea, once again! bhadri, i feel like we should have something equivalent to seastars but i dont know what yet. anyway, i hope your flight went well and mr. booster handled his sherpa with grace. i love you!

Carmella said...

Bhadri & Bethani:

We're already reading along so we can experience Poland from the "safety" of Rich's computer chair. You know how he is about leaving the country! If it's not Costa Rica, it's nowhere... :)

I'm going to find a sherpa that's man-sized and stick him under the seat, too. Glad to hear that Mr. Booster made it so well.

Looking forward to the next feature from the able reporters!
carmella

Josh Verduzco said...

Timely you are not! I'm dying to hear how it is over there. Hopefully, all is well and the sun shines halfway across the Earth.
Love you guys.

Kara said...

Glad to hear my DVD made the cut. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEW. Seriously you guys. I had a lot of money riding on that. Top-rate. Have a good journey several days ago. (I tried to coerce this comment into posting to the past, but I have a feeling it's not going to cooperate.) I bet you're in one of those trendy "internet cafes" I keep hearing about while you're reading this. Nerds!

Kara said...

Glad to hear my DVD made the cut. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEW. Seriously you guys. I had a lot of money riding on that. Top-rate. Have a good journey several days ago. (I tried to coerce this comment into posting to the past, but I have a feeling it's not going to cooperate.) I bet you're in one of those trendy "internet cafes" I keep hearing about while you're reading this. Nerds!

Kara said...

Glad to hear my DVD made the cut. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEW. Seriously you guys. I had a lot of money riding on that. Top-rate. Have a good journey several days ago. (I tried to coerce this comment into posting to the past, but I have a feeling it's not going to cooperate.) I bet you're in one of those trendy "internet cafes" I keep hearing about while you're reading this. Nerds!

Kara said...

Oops, sorry. My evil twin posted the same comment as me at the exact same time.

+tony said...

Bethanie, you still have a job to do and a report to give back here to some of us...

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