Time Flies - part II

Brass Three Minute Sandglass with Wooden Base (LEO Design)

In the last installment of this story, you found Bob, Benji, Lucky (The Hurricane Parakeet*) and me squeezed into a Pittsburgh-bound rent-a-car with our "carry-ons" (stuffed into every crevice of the vehicle, window-to-window). Naturally, it was rush hour—which means it took an hour to get down to (and through) the Holland Tunnel. The drive usually takes us about seven hours, eight hours when traveling with the pup, and we really wanted to make it in one go. The seller had just moved-out and we wanted to sleep in our new house! But we were exhausted—and faced an equally big day tomorrow. Alas, four hours in, we surrendered to Prudence (rather than Passion) and decided to break our journey en-route. Midnight, Carlise, PA!  It must of been a sight: two beaten, middle-aged men scurrying in the freeze between the motel room and the low-riding rent-a-car—carrying a birdcage, no less. We set the alarm for three hours and fell fast asleep.

*Two days before Hurricane Sandy, a pretty little green and yellow parakeet flew in through our bathroom window and perched on our shower door.  We named him "Lucky" and he's been with us ever since.

To be continued...


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