A typical day for us starts with the old man (me) rolling out of bed long before Bartowsky stops snoring. I'll do a quick inventory of wallet, key, phone. I don't have to look at Bartowsky to know that he is okay; he snores like a chainsaw gone bad. But I still do.
I will pray, spend some time in the Word, (yep, I read the Bible), and then catch up on social media. I will also review anything I wrote the night before -just to make sure it is not too awful. Then it's off to the shower. Meanwhile, Bartowsky works hard at his attempts to wake the dead with his snoring.
After getting myself into a freshly laundered state, I will dress and pack. Throwing around bags and the like will usually stir the slumbering snorer in the room, but occasionally I have to grab his toe or bark, "Bartowsky! Daylight's burning, pal."
While Buddy Boy stirs and rolls into the shower, I will pack up the cruising unit. Sounds simple, but it is a minor, junior Olympics rountine that involves reorganizing the stuff we picked up along the route. (Mainly books and a new pair of Docs for the kid.)
Usually while I am wrestling with my luggage and contemplating new combinations of words I learned first on the playground and then in the Navy, Bartowsky will be going through the complex grooming rituals of an 18 year old guy. With a little luck, he's completed the systematic process, production, and mechanics of cleanliness, and is ready to go. Some mornings he is not. I get it, but I don't. I can be cleaned and groomed in 2.6 minutes if need be. Bartowsky; not so much.
After he's done with his cleaning "thing," we will either: A: Load up his stuff with a repeat command performance of Bag Ballet and then go look for a Starbucks. Him: Vanilla Latte and a warmed Croisant. Me: Decaf Americano and some form of pork byproduct. Or, B: Eat at the Hotel and then do the Bag Ballet with his stuff. Or, C: Both.
Usually both. I need the placebo effect of a grande decaf. Well, "need" is a little much.
After all that, we will hit the road. Will it be a long day? Or a short day?
It depends on the destination.