Well, my morning started off at the typical 0500, and it didn't seem to be starting off all that great, Al had called and after about five minutes on the phone -- the lines messed up again, and we got off. I went to the computer though - and he had sent me a nice email with new pictures, so I will post those for y'all tomorrow.
Em was being a crankpot, and by the time I got her dressed, and me dressed and she was at the babysitter's house, I was headed down the highway a good fifteen minutes later than usual. When I finally got to a point on the road that I have cell service, my phone was beeping at me, and then when I was fishing around for it - it starting ringing. It was my friend Stacy letting me know that she had left me a message telling me that her son Michael had had his webcam up this morning - and that she had seen Al!!
OH. MY. GOSH!!
So, by now, I have picked up the pace of my driving like crazy -- and she is telling me that if I hurry that once I get to the office that I should definitely get to see Al. So, we talk the rest of the way to work together and I run up to my cube like a nut - boot up my computer, and log into Yahoo Messenger . . . and, there he was. I instantly had tears running down my face. Other than pictures, I haven't seen him since he left on January 8th. I can't really explain the immense sense of relief that I felt! I already feel so much more relaxed than I have felt in weeks and months.
We talked and talked - and "flirted" - lol. He looked so, so good. I think I must have told him that fifty times. He has been running almost five miles a day and it shows. He had his big Al grin on - and seeing him happy and relaxed and silly made my day. I will sleep so good tonight.
Stacy had the presence of mind to take pictures of Al on the webcam -- and she sent them to me -- there is no better feeling than the one I have right now, let me tell you!! Thanks to my bunny for our hour + conversation, thank you so much to Michael for being so sweet and letting us use his computer and camera - that so unbelievably nice of you!, and thank you to Stacy for being such a good friend and sharing these special moments with me!!