While remembering all of the fun that I had on Day One, including a thrilling two-color nail stamp…
On the third day, I got sick.
I’m not sure if it was an errant germ from my Wednesday (Day T-1) excursion to the casino
Wheeee! Penny machine winnings!
or the ancient dust from that desk but I started sneezing at the end of Day Two.
After a night of barely any sleep – one stretch of “AWAKE” had me up from 2:30am until 4:30am – and a tissue count of over 24*, I’d decided that I wasn’t going to attempt to head back to Dad’s, for another dust-filled day.
I bugged out of the hotel and high-tailed it home, never stopping at the usual “Last Starbucks before the NY bridges” or picking up anything for dinner.
Wes was thrilled to see me
I know he was just keeping himself warm but I can pretend he missed me.
But his response to “Can’t you make me some chicken soup?” was not a surprise.
So I cleared up my car
Sometimes even tissues can be pretty...look, but don't touch 'em
and that brings us full circle to
It's always been you, Joe.
*I’m very surprised that no one complained about the “fog horn” of my all-night-long, constant nose blowing.