Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Home is Warmer than the Trailer in a Blizzard

The weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow during the day, thru the areas I would be traveling, call for blizzard conditions and lots of wind. Hey, am flexible so will delay departure probably until Friday morning - unless this big storm ends up heading northward instead of southeastward, then maybe venture out tomorrow.

Besides, it's hard on this ole bod to move very fast when it's cold, so going to stay inside and keep Buster company. Ah, a nap sounds about right for now.

The Day is Here BUT am I Ready?

As usual, the last few days are hectic because there are many things that cannot be done until just before departure.

Took the truck in for it's oil leak check and the mechanic found the transmission has a very slight leak, but we'll take care of it when you get back, they said (thank heavens it's under warranty). The same is true for the Tire Pressure Monitoring Gauge (TPMG) so I have to be annoyed the whole trip with the "blinking" TPMG light. Luckily, it is hidden most of the time driving behind the steering wheel. Meanwhile, I continue to check the tire pressure the old fashioned way. Gee, knew there was a reason I didn't get rid of the old tire gauge (ya, I know you are suppose to check anyway).

I am getting thru chores this morning here at the house and then will head over to finish packing the truck and trailer. So far my trailer packing consists of putting stuff somewhere where it'll be secure for now then along the way, I'll put this and that where I want it. Since my new microwave is a tad bit smaller than the previous one, I have it wedged and stuffed in hopes everything works to keep it in place. I'll be a nervous ninny for awhile, probably stopping every big bump to make sure it's still in place.

Laundry is almost finished so won't have that to look at when I get home, almost finished my breakfast and about ready to head over to the trailer to finish packing. Iam not taking the RV anti-freeze out of the plumbing system until I get to warmer climates, so am packing extra water. Didn't turn the refrigerator on as it got very cold last night and when I put the refrigerated items in that should keep it cold for awhile. I stop and check just to make sure since my experiences with keeping things cold isn't very good.

I'd like to get close to Bartlesville OK tonight but figure somewhere in the vicinity is good. I don't have to be in Baton Rouge until Sunday afternoon, so have a few days to take my time. So until next posting time, have a good day.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

As You Can See, My Countdown . . . . .

has started. Preparations have started, modifications are being worked on, possible routes are being looked at, arrangements for bill paying and all that stuff is happening.

I have been in touch with Jeri in Baton Rouge and she reminded me that Mardi Gras will be taking place on Tuesday, Feb 5 - just when I plan on being in the area. So, the big event is a possibility. I have never been and this just might be the time to see the festivities.

I've even included a little bit of "spring cleaning". There is a Navajo rug hanging on the wall in the living room, so during winter season when there is snow on the ground I take it down and clean it with snow and cornmeal. Then the cornmeal is shaken out and/or vacuumed up. It does clean up nice. Buster, Juno's new dog, liked the cornmeal and snow combination.

I am being asked every day by my co-workers "how many days left?" It's starting to get exciting and a bit scary since I am heading into a part of the country that I am not familair with. But, I am making friends with a lot of Casita trailer owners who are there to help me. Thank you to my "to-be" new found friends.

More later.