30 Apr
When I got the news that my new assignment would be in Plymouth 60 miles south of Lexington I immediately let my recruiter know I would be needing housing.  I couldn’t imagine how I would handle the new commute.  Everyone around me said OMG find some way to get closer for the duration.  That commute has killer traffic and takes well over an hour.
So I did.  This week I’m staying at a hotel a couple of towns away.  Only Frankie has stayed back in Lexington.  Yes, you heard me right… I am DOG-LESS… for a whole week.  I already miss my little dude.
In a conversation earlier this evening with my wife, I promised no dogs no dog way.  Honey, you’d be proud of me.  I just turned off the sound and walked away from a Humane Society advertisement on TV… The one with the cute puppies.  I only caught a tiny glimpse, honest.
I got up extra early this morning and took the dreaded ride Lexington to Plymouth although I don’t actually start working until tomorrow.  To my surprise (and everyone I spoke to) I left early enough to beat the worst of it and arrive in just under an hour.
This relieved a big part of the anxiety of the last week.  It would have been difficult to uproot me and Frankie yet again.  As long as I leave early enough I think it’s doable.
I will stay here at the hotel this week and get used to my new working digs without the distraction of the longer commute and my dog.  (Thanks M&D)  But starting next week I’ll drive the extra distance and time so we can stay in a familiar, safe place with family we love and I don’t run the risk of being dog-less for too long.
And we all know what that might lead too… in fact I think I had a weird dream last night about an animal shelter!!

Sorry about the lack of pictures tonight and any other weirdness that might be part of the post tonight but apparently this wi-fi connection doesn’t support my WordPress app.

Without the app I don’t have access to all that’s on my iPad.  I will remedy this ASAP since I know some of you like the way my pictures relate to the story.  No worries… All will be well.


4 Responses to “Dog-less”

  1. Elizabeth May 1, 2012 at 6:16 am #

    Wow, honey, I am seriously impressed about the commercial! I have a feeling Frankie misses you just as much as you miss him. Stay strong!

    • Sherry May 1, 2012 at 9:11 am #

      Love you both! Hang in there!

  2. Kate May 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    You are amazing and will prevail. I admire your courage and your whole family’s commitment to making things work. Sending you love and strength. Kate

    • weezmccarty May 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      Thanks Kate! It makes a Hugh difference knowing my friends are pulling for us and are just aphone call away.

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