PChad left yesterday morning for the Shore 2 Shore with a Roar motorcycle ride. Thankfully he had decided not to leave too early since he wanted to stop in Moncton & buy some waterproof gloves. He had been gone for about an hour when I happened to look in the place where we keep our passports. I knew he was planning on driving through Maine, so he’d need his passport, but I wondered if he had remembered to take it. I looked, & there it was.
I tried to text & call his cell phone, figuring he might stop & check his phone before he crossed the bridge, or maybe he even remembered about his passport & would take his phone out to call me. After about 10 minutes I knew I either had to follow him, or he’d have to just stay in Canada…
I quickly told the kids to get their shoes & coats on because we had to bring Daddy his passport. Of course I also had to stop for gas! We tried calling PChad’s phone every 10 minutes, hoping I’d get ahold of him before I crossed the bridge & had to pay the $45 toll. But we had no such luck. I got to the bridge, & figured I might as well keep going & keep trying his phone. Chancery had to go to the washroom, so we had another small detour, then soldiered on!
We started calling his phone every 5 minutes instead, knowing that we were probably just going to end up making his phone go dead. Then I got the bright idea to call the motorcycle shop where I knew he was planning on stopping. I described PChad to the sales guy, & PChad happened to still be there! PChad was a little confused when the sales guy told him, “You can run, but you can’t hide! Your wife’s on the phone for you!” At that point I was only about 45 minutes behind him, so PChad decided to wait for me at the nearby Tim Horton’s. So, the kids & I got to say goodbye to PChad twice!
I had left the Henry & Vincent (our Taiwanese home-stay students) at home since I can’t take them out of province without prior notification, so now that I knew I was going all the way to Moncton & back, I called Miss Geesje to see if she could go pick the boys up & take them to the farm. Thankfully she agreed & it all worked out! Then since I knew the older boys were taken care of, & I had driven the 2 hours & spent the bridge toll to get to Moncton, I figured I should make the most of it, so we stopped at Costco & Value Village before heading back home! The roads were not the nicest, with lots of rain, & mist the whole way, so I also treated myself to a Starbucks for all my troubles!
At bedtime we always ask the kids to say their 3 favourite parts of the day & then we pray about them. Asher said, “Lunch at Costco, right now, & definitely not driving to Moncton!”