Tuesday, October 7, 2008

freakin' out

Freakin' out.

Yep, that is what I'm doing.

Freakin' out. Oh yeah...frickin' A I am!

We are getting so close to the time for the Montreal trip. NOW it is so real. Before it was yeah I'd love for us to go but can we? Before it was weeks and even months away. Before was the well IF we can manage to go, or IF we can make all the arrangements and his (Daniel's doctors think its ok), and now its .......Well we're going.

Deposits have been made, schedules have been assigned, plans to meet up with other parents & children of ABR (who we will kindly call the "newbies of Fall 2008" from here on out).

PRESENTATION: October 19 at 10:00am

EVALUATION LEONID: October 21 at 10:00am (this is the creator of ABR) FREAK OUT TIME!!!

EVALUATION GAVIN: October 20 at 10:00

TRAINING: October 20 to October 24 from 1:30 to 4:30

Lonnie's gotten the time off work. We've almost completed the arrangements of the child that is not going so she doesn't miss any school. Now I just have to make sure that we've got her homecoming dress purchased and all the details of that because we will be coming home on the day that the dance is. FREAKIN' OUT!!

Yes I know I freak out on these things....simple things that Lonnie just says as calm as day, "We'll figure it out...everything will all work out" WHAT??? I need the details, I need to completely understand where we are going and when. I need the damn time line damn it!!

This is how a conversation goes with me and Lonnie when we are discussing things about ABR:

Melanie: "Are we leaving Friday or Saturday? Are we driving the whole way through or are we driving 1/2 way and staying in a hotel? We have to make sure we leave early enough from the hotel on Sunday to get there on time in case we get lost because ya know we've never been to Montreal before and things are written in French and I don't know french do you? did you take french in school ? I did but that was eons ago and I don't think I'll be able to follow it. So we definitely have to leave at least 30-45 minutes earlier that the time says that it takes to travel from where we are staying just in case we get lost. Do you think we should get our money switched over to Canadian money in the US or in Canada or does it really matter. What do you think, well I think that maybe we should call someone. Gosh I don't know. What do you think we should pack? Do you think they will search the car when we drive over the border. Oh you'll have to make sure you don't speed or turn right on red cause you can't do that in Canada I don't think. What if we get pulled over and the cop only talks french and he thinks we're making fun of him and he gets really ticked off and stuff?" Have you figured out yet if we're leaving on Friday or Saturday and how long will we drive before we stop, don't forget Daniel might get fussy and he hasn't driven that long before, ya know so he might be car sick. When are we leaving again? Lonnie??


Lonnie's reply: Sure whatever you want Melanie, sounds fine.

Melanie : UUUUGH........for Pete's sake did you hear anything I said??!


Mamá Terapeuta said...

Well, this trip will change your life forever and probably everything you know about physical rehabilitation (i'm no joking). So you are right about freaking out. But... It will be so much better after this!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Christine said...

I swear my husband and I have these kind of converstaions all the time. I think a good freak out now and then is healthy, so go for it!

Melissa said...

Lol you guys are so funny!

Btw, you can turn right on a red in Canada, unless there is a sign posted saying otherwise. The only place you can't is on the Montreal Island.

Justinich Family said...

I think it will all turn out great, but feel free to freak out because you are entitled, this is such an exciting and scary thing to be doing. I am so excited for you, Lonnie and Daniel and I will be thinking of you all while in Canada. Are you going to be there on the 22nd, that is when my baby is turning 4 years old.

Lonnie said...

Mel, really, no need to exaggerate. But seriously, it will be fine. ;)

BabyPaxson said...

I am so happy you are going to be able to go! I am really looking forward to meeting you and Daniel. We are in the morning training sessions, so it doesnt look like we'll be seeing eachother there, but hopefully at the Presentation on the the 19th. We are leaving next friday... it will be long flight to get there, but we are sooo EXCITED!!! see you soon
- Jessica

Jacolyn said...

love it!!! that is abe and I to a tee. sometimes I'll throw something random in about getting naked just to see if he's paying attention.

I'm so jealous! I can't wait to hear how everything goes.