I remember when computer games first came out (yes, I’m that old!). A challenge that was common in several I played was leaping from sinking object to sinking object, whether lilly pads in water, clouds in the sky or whatever, to cross a chasm. The goal being to get to the other side to safe ground!
Well, sometimes when I have a sequence of events happen in my life that are unexpected and important and I need for them to all happen in just a certain way to keep everything on track, I’m reminded of leaping from one sinking lilly pad to another in those games. And I did some lilly pad leaping last week!
Here’s an abbreviated form of what happened. You can thank my friend and co-worker at the jail, Marie for that. When I would write a long, wordy explanation of why we couldn’t do something for an inmate, I would read it to Marie and she would say it sounded fine, but I could have just said, “No!”.
So here’s my story from last week in the “Marie version”.
Leaving next day for 6-day trip to Tulsa … call from credit card company … card used 4 times yesterday in California! … Yikes! … Yes, cancel it … new one here in 24-48 hours … not soon enough! … need it on trip … tell them to registered-mail it to hotel in Tulsa … we’ll use cash for first day out and hotel on the way … not easy for always-use-credit-card people … had to carry buckets of money … people in line at McDonald’s not impressed with guy paying out of large bucket … probably shouldn’t have gotten all one’s, could have used smaller buckets … new credit card waiting in Tulsa … had a great visit … all’s well … lilly pads leaped … on safe ground again … the end.