Anticipation

Anticipation of an upcoming vacation adventure is 90% of the fun. I tend to blow things out of proportion. My Expectations run either, too high or too low.

Another full week, then a partial week’s preparations, plus transportation connections, before the big event. Excessive anticipatory gesticulations would be inappropriate at this point. There’s too much to do, yet.  I confess to watching a video of “our” cruise ship leaving Miami Harbor.  Our cruise is still two weeks away.

But Wait–There’s More…

Storms and rain for today, after a four-day stretch of fair weather.  It’s been an otherwise rainy summer–unusual for here in July and August.

Satellite TV is snapping on and off.  Which leads to the question of what to do on rainy days?  If I don’t go to my regular, Friday gym visit, I’ll be watching You Tube “how-to” videos all day.

It’s frustrating when things don’t work.  You Tube videos featured mechanical and electronic dragon conquerors.  They made repairs look easy.  Tempted me into thinking, that indeed, I too, could possibly attempt such tasks–emphasis on the word attempt.

One such You Tube channel discussed the quality, or lack of, in today’s RV trailers.  Had quality slipped since RV trailers had been lightened, because of more fuel-efficient towing vehicles?

From my experience, quality was never that great before.  I’ve found staples through electric wires from assembly errors, faulty voltage converters, roof leaks, among other things.

My advice–buy a quality product from a reputable dealer.  I agreed, that anyone contemplating the RV lifestyle, should carry along a basic tool and repair kit.  Mechanical aptitude would also be helpful.

No matter how bored I become today.  There’s nothing in my imagination that will top the weirdness of yesterday’s headline–“NASA seeks applicants to protect us from aliens.”  Be wary–they may already be here.

Catching Up–Again

I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

A thousand mile journey may begin with a single step, but ends with piles of dirty laundry, unruly, overgrown lawns, luggage to store away.

That’s the necessary stuff–not including the extras, getting back into routines, catching up on neighborhood gossip.

Observations

Busiest vacation in recent  memory.

This Saturday morning, with my spouse off on a shopping venture with daughters and grand-daughter–I’ll be left to look after our collection of three dogs.

When someone moves into a new house, the work never seems to end.  Yesterday, it was moving in a dining room set.

Fall leaf colors fell short of expectations.  With the exception of this morning, it’s been too warm.  In the next two weeks, after I’m gone, leaves will be at peak coloration.

Next trip will be for Thanksgiving. That’s only a few weeks away.  Where has the year gone?