Category Archives: Prelude / Getting Ready for the Road

Countdown to liftoff: officially one night to go!

I am officially leaving in the morning, and this time I am actually ready.  Just a little bit of loading and some light cleaning to do the morning, then my walk-through, and then I’m on the road!  Note to future … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Eve with a serving of Buddha Delight!

No, I’m not being blasphemous. Well, not completely blasphemous anyway. I happened to pick up some Chinese food tonight for din-din. I figured that they would be open, plus I really needed some vegetables. I got one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Countdown to Liftoff: not Monday, but soon

Sunday December 22, 8:00 PM I was scheduled to leave in the morning, but it is not going to happen. A combination of too many things to wrap up and some rain have thwarted my plans. At the same time, I … Continue reading

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Countdown to liftoff: two days

The last two days have been full of moving stuff — to the landfill, to storage, to the ex’s family, to people that her father knows, and to donation centers.  I can’t believe how much stuff there was.  Tomorrow will … Continue reading

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Hay Santa — I want a trailer with a camper shell on top

I picked up the trailer today.  It is almost exactly as I had hoped. The color matches better than I expected, the roof rack is very sturdy, and the back doors are great.  Even though taller than the big wooden … Continue reading

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Countdown to liftoff: one week, maybe less

Getting closer and closer.  Got a reality check yesterday from my last day in the office.  A wave of emotions hit me as I was heading home.  I’ve been going to that building for 13 years.  It has sure flown by.  … Continue reading

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Countdown to liftoff: one week?

Another December Saturday, another day bringing a few inches of snow!  I just returned from a business trip and am looking at the schedule for moving.  I still have not heard about the truck topper for the trailer, so it … Continue reading

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Countdown to liftoff: two weeks!

Getting closer!  Two weeks to go and they will go by quickly.  Take away a few days of work-related travel, and I’ve only got a weekend plus a few days to wrap everything up if I’m going to move before … Continue reading

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I love it when a plan comes together (adventures in bed and desk construction)

The base parts that I hoped to use for the bed and desk showed up yesterday, and today I tested out the idea.  Disco!  This will be much better than a cot and is lighter than a wooden platform like … Continue reading

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Countdown to liftoff: three weeks

Happy Thanksgiving, all! I have been busy sorting and packing, and I’m making progress more quickly than I expected.  For the first time, I really felt that I will be able to get all of this done in time some of … Continue reading

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