This time last year I was shivering in South Dakota while Nathan was learning how to scuba dive in Guam. Nathan was "deployed" to Guam for 4 months with the Air Force. I have a feeling my Army neighbors whose husbands deploy to Iraq for at least a year would not be impressed. But it was still 4 long months solo.
While Nathan was there he made some good friends in the Mormon Branch (small congregation.) There were a couple families in particular who took good care of Nathan - feeding him, inviting him over for Family Night, and going diving with him, etc.
One of those good friends is coming to visit us tomorrow! We have a scuba dive planned, a nice place in mind for dinner, and we also hope to fit in a trip to the Temple. We are really excited to have him come, but it's also making me a little bit nervous. This guy is an FBI agent. (I wonder if posting this on my blog is a security threat, if you know, let me know, and I will delete this whole thing.)Yikes! Do you think he will show up in a black suit and dark sunglasses? Will he bug the phone?
And more importantly, will the kids remember to (please) flush the toilets? And (this is the real reason I am writing this blog entry:) is it okay to have him sleep in a regular twin size bed, or should I run out quick and buy a new full size? I realize that when my parents or Nathan's parents have come to visit, asking them to sleep on a pull-out twin-sized trundle-bed didn't bother me one bit. But it just feels silly for Mr. FBI guy. (Do you think he sleeps with his badge on? Do they have badges?) He won't have to share a room or climb up on the top bunk (there's not even a bunkbed in that room) and I plan to wash the sheets and move the life size baby doll off the bed, but I still think a bigger bed seems like a good idea.
What would you do? Do you already have a guest bedroom? Do you arrange flowers on the bedside stand and put chocolates on the pillow when guests come stay with you? Do you think I will embarrass myself by forgetting his name or asking him too many FBI questions?
Hey, as a bonus, if we have a full size bed in Sydney's room then YOU can use it when you come visit!