November 13, 2007

I'm In Overdrive.

Reno is a frustrating town to drive in sometimes. Or maybe it's just me.

If you were to take a ruler to a map, you could draw a straight line from my mom's house to my brother's house. The line would tell you that their houses are only 3 or 4 miles apart. Yet, it takes at least 20 minutes to drive between the two. (Due to the 30 million 'road humps' and 20,000 stop signs.)

We have no car.

Ours is in the shop, for how long? No one knows. We are borrowing my mother's car as she has graciously offered to catch a ride to work in the morning with my dad. This means that Chris is not able to get to work (yes, he's working while we're here) early like he'd prefer to, because Ezra doesn't wake up until 8:00AM or so. Once he's finally up and ready, I drive Chris to the paint store with Ezra in the carseat. Then, we drive to Home Depot to pick up supplies. Then, I drive him back and drop him off at his jobsite. All in a borrowed car. All while worrying that my mom feels stranded at work or my dad would rather come home early, but can't because he needs to stay in town to give my mom a ride home at 5:00.

By the time we do all of this running around in the morning, it is almost naptime for Ezra. (Like I said, it takes forever to get anywhere around here.) I drive to my parent's house or Chris' parent's house to feed him quickly and put him down for a nap. If Chris needs any supplies for his job that he wasn't expecting he'd need, he has no way of getting them. He can't even grab lunch for that matter. Because I have the car and Ezra is napping so I can't leave to get those things for him. Ezra sleeps for 3 hours or more.

When he wakes up, it is about time to go pick up Chris from work.

I've driven over 130 miles since yesterday morning. This is tiring.

I'm realizing that the only reason I'm doing all this driving is because I thought it would be nice to have the car during the day while Chris is working. I'm suddenly aware now that it would probably be much easier on everyone if I just stayed put at a house all day and let Chris take the car in the mornings.


This is what I woke up to this morning:

A rainbow, people. At 8:00 in the morning!
It's like God was trying to show off or something.

Some of you may be wondering what Ezra has been up to lately?

Oh, just the usual... Weed whacking the entry tile and whatnot.
Safety goggles? CHECK!


Cheatwoods said...

i wish my boys aslept like that!! love u

Maggie said...

isn't it funny how beautifl reno is now that you don't live there. i mean, the outdoor stuff, not all the strip malls and road humps. i swear i never noticed the sky before i moved and now it's all i can talk about when i'm there. speaking of which...i'll be there friday! see you soon!!!
also, that is about the cutest photo of ezra ever!

Flo Oakes said...

Ezra looks so tall and old for some reason... and of course, CUTE.
I'll pass him Amelie's number in 20 years if he's interested.
Also, waking up to a RAINBOW???

Tara Jones said...

no bus? no mass trans?
love the weed whacker look!

blackbird said...

One of my boys weed-whacked my parent's house for hours on safety goggles though - times have changed.

Emery Jo said...

My parents live out in the middle of nowhere, so no buses. BOO HOO. Ezra and I could probably catch a bus into town from Chris' parent's house though... Ezra would LOVE it. (He's infatuated with buses at the moment.)

Today, Chris caught a ride with my dad and mom. Family carpool! How cuuuute!

Morgan said...

Hey Em - Tony and I have a car that just sits for the most part. I have my car and Tony rides his bike to work everyday and doesn't use his car all that much... So, if you would like to borrow it you are more than welcome! Just let me know! Give me a call (233.8681) or shoot me an e-mail ( Hope your Reno stay isn't too frustrating! :)

Morgan said...'s a GMC Jimmy by the way... :)

Secret Agent Mama said...

Hey there! Great post.. A dear friend of mine is moving to Reno, so I'm kinda mad at Reno right now. I'll probably get over it, though.


R-becca said...

The sky and mountains and air are so gorgeous there. I can't wait to visit.

I laugh at your mention of the time it takes to get around town - whenever I am home in Reno I enjoy how quickly I get everywhere (for those who don't know, I live in Orange County - traffic hell).

the Girls' Moma said...

"Weed whacking the entry tile and whatnot."


Some days are like that.