Yes folks, I am finished with Myrtle Beach. The cottage is empty and clean now but it wasn't when we got there. It had been taken over by swarms of mosquitoes while we were away. I kid you not! We arrived at 11:00 p.m. after an 8 hour trip to open up the place and find hundreds of mosquitoes. They must have come in through the dryer vent opening. They swarmed us...swooping and dive bombing. I ran for cover.
|This was me....|
Our vacuum was still there so Bruce sucked those little
|New Superhero....Vacuum Man!|
We plugged up the vent and finally it was all clear to blow up our enormous air bed and climb in for some well needed sleep. After Bruce blew it up, I put sheets on it and he decided to run down to the 24 hour convenience store to get some beverages since we had nothing left in the car. He left and I climbed on that bed and the next thing I knew he was walking through the door saying "OMG, what happened?"
Startled, I opened my eyes to discover that I was laying flat on the floor. Yes, with our luck, there appeared to be a leak along the seam!! So while I feel instantly asleep, this mattress was instantly letting all the air out. I kid you not!
|This is exactly what it looked like except with me in it!|
Now, getting up off of a hard floor for me is a challange since I can't kneel very well. If there was a video of Bruce trying to help me up, I would have to enter it to America's Funniest Videos. I started laughing and Bruce was asking me "how can you laugh at a time like this?" Well, that's easy. It was either laugh or cry and I wasn't about to start crying. My eyes don't look so pretty in the morning after a crying jag.
So, from there....we went down the road to a local Comfort Inn. Remember, the reason we were staying on the air mattress was because we couldn't afford a hotel in the first place. Sooo, I sent Bruce in and he got the guy at the desk to use every possible discount and coupon code available to man and we only paid $59 a night. Now that man at the desk will certainly be going to heaven!
A hot shower, clean sheets and a real bed. We crashed hard and slept great. Got up and went on our way to the cottage to get the task at hand done. I had convinced Bruce that after a hard day of cleaning, trash runs, storage facility runs etc. we were not going to be up for an immediate 8 hour drive back so we had booked the room for a second night and thank god we did. We were so exhausted, hot, sweaty and dirty by 3:30 in the afternoon. Not to mention stiff and so sore. After showering, I laid down and the next thing I knew it was 11:30 p.m and I didn't even get up to eat or take my meds. Slept till 5:30 the next morning and we headed back.
So here I am. Back in my new home. I slept like a baby in my own bed last night and intend to take it easy today.
The Myrtle Beach chapter is behind me and now I really am so glad to be home.
New adventures await you all (and me)...