The Phone Call

27 May


The phone call came at 5:30am. “Sorry to call you so early…” I’m told it began. My recurrent insomnia already had me pottering about downstairs but Neil was asleep. In fact I was just thinking I could probably crash out for another hour or so when the loud voice boomed from the bedroom. Neil wakes up quickly.

Abu Dhabi is three hours ahead of us in the UK so it didn’t take many guesses to realise this was the call we had been waiting for. Neil is to fly out to AD at the weekend “to take up [his] duties”. I got back upstairs in time to hear him ask when his wife would be able to go out. “Later, later” the short reply.

So there we have it. It’s on. He’s going at the weekend. I’m not. Grinds teeth and pulls hair out. 


2 Responses to “The Phone Call”

  1. Liz May 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Good luck Neil.

  2. Kacey Round May 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Good Luck Neil !!

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