Monday, June 18, 2007

Change of plans

My husband did not end up getting six days off of work. He has five days off of work, so I think that's the end of the Colorado trip. I thought it was a lot of effort just to go there for two days, even if one of those days was going to be at a ren fest. But all of that effort for only one day in Denver and no ren fest? I don't think so. And he still wanted to try and go to the thing, but that would have meant that I'd have to go with him to Oklahoma and I'd be gone for two weeks, and it would have meant driving a lot more on Sunday than we had planned, and we would still have to drive so more Monday morning.

If he had really wanted to go so bad, he probably could have asked off for today and tomorrow and asked that he not work next Monday either. That would have given us three days in the Denver area and the day at the ren fest. But he didn't do that, and well, Denver isn't going anywhere. He can go to Denver another time. He can't go to the ren fest any other time this year, but maybe next year.

So now we're off to mine for diamonds and quartz in Arkansas. That's about five hours away, and we'll only use about half of the gas, and we're only planning to be gone for maybe four days. So I feel better about the whole thing now.

Earlier today we went to a thrift store and spent seven dollars on clothes that we'll wear to the mines and then probably throw away after this week. And he bought this bright orange hat. With that and the t-shirt I bought a couple of weeks ago, I could be half of a traffic cone. Anyway, he said that one of us in this hat would be easy to spot and should put it on before wandering off.

So I'm trying to think of stuff that I should do before we leave. Obviously, I should be cleaning, but I'll take any excuse to avoid that.

6 comments:

Babybull40 said...

Have a safe trip and have fun...

dmarks said...

Yes, have nothing but fun, and find many diamonds. If not, at least bring back a bunch of rocks.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Have a wonderful time...enjoy...

evil-e said...

Have fun, hope you dig the vacation (sorry-horrible). Bring back plenty of stories and cool rocks and things.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

I've never mined.....Have a great time.

Philip. said...

So now we're off to mine for diamonds and quartz in Arkansas

Forget the quartz, it's only good for watches. Mine for diamonds instead :-)