It has been years since I have driven home from Grafenwoehr. What I realized, after the first 50 km of mindless driving was that the last time I had done this, home was Würzburg. A3 is not the same Autobahn as A6. And in any case, Regensberg is on the way to neither.
Blindly following signs to the Autobahn when exiting a post is not always a good thing. Neither is driving a car without maps. Not having a Y Chromosome, I suppose I could have stopped and asked for directions, but I still had diesel in the tank. And a reasonable knowledge of geography to tell me that A93 was going to take me to a junction with A6 if the detour signs could be believed, just a good hour longer than planned.
I had dropped off all but three audio books at the library prior to departing Graf, picking up a couple of new ones for the road. They were boring, so best left unmentioned as I shoved them through the slot at Heidelberg on the way home. I finally settled on another Diane Mott Davidson for the last three hours of the drive.
Walking into the upstairs bathroom, it is completely stripped and the new pipes are ready for fixtures. I had forgotten how much dust can be generated. But at least the tiler won’t be blasting while I am home whining and complaining next week.
But it is still nice to be home, especially with a warm welcome from the dog.
I am so far behind on reading blogs it is over whelming. Two weeks is a lot on RSS Feeds. And all the things I want to say, but won’t unless I can link – most of us never see delayed comments. Perhaps over the weekend I will get caught up.
Yes, I am much happier with the Loüet Gems. The higher twist gives a clearer pattern. The lighter color is more distinct and the combination of sport weight and 2,5 mm needles is giving me a gauge for the 72 stitches around that actually might fit someone other than my tiny footed friends in Australia!
Tonight I get to sleep in my own bed, not sharing a barracks room with 12+ others. No loud mattresses or people snoring. No live fire exercises booming in the background.
It will be wonderful.