Wow. I'm tired.
But I'm in Chicago and Benjie is in New Jersey. The plans went off without a hitch.
My brother drove me to the airport. Yoeli came to take care of Dovi.
Benjie parked his car at the airport and left it unlocked with the keys in the glove compartment. Before you all judge me, if anyone would like to steal an eight year old Galant that's making a funky clunky noise, has 62,000 miles, and a cracked windshield, feel free. He also left it with some flowers in the front seat for me. Awwwwww.
I landed at 9:15, grabbed the car, and was at work by 10 am.
Yoeli and Dovi picked Benjie up at JFK at 9:30. My sister in law was watching D from when I left a 6 am until Yoeli came at 7 am. I *thought* Dovi had fallen back asleep (see below. I'm making no sense today. This post is all over the place. Sorry), but Tamar called me at 7:15. Dovi had scooted his little self up two short flights of stairs (she has a split level) to her kitchen without her realizing it!
All is well.
Except that Dovi woke up FOR THE DAY at 4 am. Yes, 4 am. That's 3 am Chicago time. I've been up since 3 am. I did sleep on the plane...but....I feel kinda fuzzy.
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ELISHA, SHANA, AND JACOB!
And to go to sleep tonight.
In closing, a big thank you to all those who made today possible:
Aaron for taking me to the airport. and for letting us live in your house for two weeks.
Tamar for watching Dovi. And for letting us live in your house for two weeks.
Yoeli for watching Dovi and picking Benjie up at the airport
My mother in law for getting ESJ off to school
Rebecca Amster for driving carpool FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS. Seriously, Rebecca, you are an angel.
Shosh for bringing me dinner tonight. I'm clueless as to what is in my house.
While I'm at it, more thank yous to my other dinner givers:
And also an enormous thank you to my sister in law Rochie, for having ESJ come home to her house this whole week, feeding them dinner, and doing their homework with them. While she has four kids herself.
And I'm sure I've forgotten someone and I'll be kicking myself. But I'm soooo tired.
I cannot thank you all enough.