Leaving on a jet plane!
Well Suze is on her way back home. Her arduous journey from Adelaide to Dubai literally has just taken off. I have the FlightAware application open on my PC as l do for each of her flights. The Australian clock which has been open since she landed on the 9th and which has allowed me to quickly understand the time of day and difference between UK and her, can now be turned off, and the time in Dubai clock can now be turned on. She is due to land there in about 12 hours, where she will get her adjoining flight to the UK which then takes a further 8 hours, so she will arrive around middayish sometime tomorrow my time, and be back into the exciteable howls of joy from Scrappy a few hours later.
It appears once more, she has no WiFi during her airtime, so the next time l will see a message from her will be around 4am’ Dubai time or …. and you can see, just how horribly confusing it all gets!
We exchanged a couple of text messages via FB before she boarded, the usual “Red nosed, hard to leave, kids crying’, messages l have seen from her every time she departs from Australia over the years. Followed by the usual smiling picture appearing from her daughter’s FB account to show a full on smiling Suzanne having a great time with her daughter’. This is good, it’s brilliant, l hope she had a great time.
But it’s not just hard on Suze or her daughter, it’s hard on me too, and with each year she visits, it gets harder. You may recall, not long before she left, in a Dear Blog episode, that Suzanne believes because l am on the spectrum with my Asperger’s, and because l don’t get lonely, that l don’t miss her. She fails to believe me every time l tell her that l do, after a while ….. that irks.
However, l am still looking forwards to the time she lands tomorrow and l can have all these clocks and applications switched off, and l can relax, knowing that she has had a safe flight and has arrived home in one piece.