Minus 9 days!
This is the spot where our Casita lives, back left corner, and it’s been vacant for two weeks! She’s still at the shop waiting for the brake inspection and bearings grease. Who would have thought that it would be over a two week wait for something as simple as this?
The Casita’s maintenance has not been the main thing stopping our departure. Our wonderful cat sitting lady has been away and we have had her two critters for the past 9 days! CiCi, the shih tzu, and Bertie, a Maine Coon mix, joined our three felines creating a bedlam, stopping all trip preparations!
We are back to three cats and I’m trying to pick up where we left off. It’s beautiful today, a little cool, a perfect day to wax the truck. At least it’s on the to-do list!
David has successfully attached two of the three solar panels, thanks to our Casita friends, Todd and Maureen….thanks, guys! Todd gave us a plastic hinge and suggested we attach them with VHB tape, very high bond, a 3M product.
We did not want to go to the expense of buying another solar panel system. This one works great….just a pain to store and set up. The plan is to simplify the set up by eliminating this huge box.
It would be so much easier if we were full-timing! Although we have been on two trips of a two month duration, this 3 1/2 month sojourn is pushing our limits. It’s all the responsibilities of the house, dealing with the mail, the yard maintenance and farming out two cats in one direction and the new cat in another place… thank you, sister!
But every little thing that can be remembered will get done. Our dreams of Alaska will come true. The trip becomes more real everyday thanks to some great blogging by John, and the information supplied by our Escape friends, Duke and Beverlee and Marv and Vicki.
The goal is to be on the road next weekend!
Precious rosebush handed down from mom.