- Mrs. DG
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009
Alright hive, now that I’ve reflected on what marriage has so far meant to me http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/is-being-married-different-from-being-engaged , I’m ready to begin re-capping the wedding.
Most of you know the early part of the story. Spouse and I had meticulously planned the details surrounding the week before the wedding. We were going to pick up our artist-created chalkboards on Tuesday, Mr. DG would drive them down to California with all the other stuff he had already packed, and I would follow him down on Wednesday.
You already know that the chalkboards were a hot mess. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/chalkboard-art The handwriting was so bad as to be laughable. The “art” was appalling. Mr. DG was leaving and there was nothing we could do about the boards right then. We were both incredibly nervous about the wedding in general, let alone this debacle! I was going to have to re-do the chalkboards but he needed to take them to California in his truck right then. With an incredibly scripted and tight schedule, this was going to put a total strain on things. There wouldn’t be a minute to spare, and I worried that there might be a sleepless night involved with fixing the problem.
I turned to the hive and got some great advice. Tuesday night I worked in the ER, and then early Wednesday morning I hightailed it down to Michael’s, bought supplies I’d need, and ran all the other last minute errands. When I got home, I harvested something like 3-400 sprigs of lavender, packed my car (dress http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/dress-fit-1 , supplies, clothes, accessories, honeymoon/camping gear), cleaned the house the best I could, packed up the dog, and hit the road!
I was pretty keyed up, but thought once I hit the road and started rocking some tunes, I’d feel better… but Catch the dog had different plans. He was clearly picking up on my stress, and was unhappy about it. His solution was to attempt (repeatedly) to climb up on the dress and nestle into it. He drove me mad! You can’t tell the dog, “Don’t make me stop this car!” and there is no reasoning with him… He was so persistant that at one point he snapped the hanger the dress was hanging on. (You know the pretty satin puffy one that we all go to such lengths to get?) I had to stop repeatedly to build a protective barrier around the dress.
I was running late. 🙁 In Oregon (Roseburg to be exact), I got a flat tire http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/packin-and-leavin on the freeway. Aside from being totally scary, it was late. How was I going to find a place to get my tire repaired at 7:30 pm on a Wednesday night? I usually don’t frequent Walmart, but they saved my butt, put my work ahead of several other customers, and got me back on the road. Now I was hopelessly behind, tired, and cranky (though I did want to hug some local Wal-mart employees!).
I was going to have to rock some very great tunes to get me out of this funk! But wait?! No iPod charger in the car? Crap! iPod was going to die before I even got out of Oregon! There is no way I could drive all night without music! I realized this at 9:30 pm far after most stores are closed. Luckily, I spotted a Target from the road at 9:45 pm. They close at 10. I walked in at 9:58, bought a charger and walked out triumphantly. Boy, I must lead a charmed life! And all was well… or so I thought until I got to the car…
Stay tuned for Part 2, where DG has what might be her first real knock-down, drag out wedding melt-down only 3 days from the wedding!
Cell phone picture of the shadow of my truck as I drove down the highway.