Monday, June 15, 2009

Collecting my Husband

Uh-oh, it sounds as if I'm off to a collection depot to pick up my mail-order bridegroom!

Not so.

I am off to the city of Johannesburg to wait for my husband of thirty-seven years, whose flight is due, at 16h15 South African time today.

Above and below are photos of some of the traffic conditions I can expect to encounter in the city on Monday. This may not seem too serious for city dwellers who commute to and from work on a daily basis. But for me, a bit of a country bumpkin, it can be quite daunting. However, I know Johannesburg very well and know the way to the airport like the back of my hand -lol! I'm not at all nervous to drive in traffic as the Lord and His many angels will protect me as I travel. I have a GPS (at my husbands insistance - as I said, I know the route well!) and will leave home early on Monday morning. I would rather spend a couple of hours sitting in the airport arrivals lounge (ugh!) than be late because there'd been a traffic jam/bottleneck at the last minute. I always have my knitting in my bag so I will keep busy while I wait for the plane. Oh, and I love people-watching and I'll have my camera with me...

The traffic in Johannesburg can be quite daunting to someone from the country! I'm quite confident in traffic and know the route quite well.
My husband should arrive today at 16h15, South African time\

We will travel back to our home in the Free State on Monday night.

On Wednesday we'll drive down to Kwa-Zulu Natal to spend a few days with son and daughter-in-law, John and Debbie and our precious grandchildren. My husband has not "met" his latest granddaughter as he was already away when she was born which you can read about here, if you like.

On Saturday 20th June, I have arranged a surprise luncheon for my mum-in-law who turned 80 in May. Family and friends will gather at a hotel in Hilton (just outside Pietermaritzburg) and honour this dear lady on her very special birthday.

On Sunday dh and I will travel back home to the Free State where we will relax for the next few days until he has to fly off to the Sudan again.

I'm not sure how much time I'll have to post blogs but I intend to enjoy this break with my husband. I'll probably be back once he has left South Africa again.


  1. Jo, He's been away for quite awhile. You must be thrilled to have him back. But he's going back to Sudan?
    Have a lovely weekend. On Sunday it's Father's Day here. Happy FD to your husband.

  2. Hi Dedene!!!es Nice to see you. Yes, I'm back home from fetching dh and he's still asleep so I'm catching up on my posts. Thanks for the wishes.It's Fathers Day in South Africa on Sunday (21st)as well! He'll be spoilt by his children/grandchildren I'm sure. How are YOU? Long time no see/hear? Big (((Hugs) from Jo xxx


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