Friday, May 21, 2010

What a Week!

Anchorage, Alaska
February 2003

I'd like to welcome two more followers!  It's so cool that there are people who actually like to read what I say - just as I enjoy reading all the blogs that I follow. But what I like even more is being part of a community of people who either share the same dream or are already living it.  First is Myrddin, a motorcoach owned by Jim and Linda. The blog is told in the first person by Myrddin - a unique perspective! The second new follower is On Da Road - a gal who writes a blog called Midlife on Wheels.

What a week this has been:

Monday: Negotiations with the District, then meeting with a school board member
Tuesday: had blood test, then conducted GATE testing at Yucaipa Elementary, then lunch with other chapter presidents (we call it the Madame Presidents' Club since we're all women), then worked in the office, then nail appointment, then worked in the office
Wednesday: Day-long Citrus Belt Uniserv planning meeting followed by rally for public education in front of Assemblymember Cook's office
Thursday: visited 3 dfferent sites to get coaches' votes, then held ratification meeting for our tentative agreement (it passed with a 91% approval rate)
Friday: Took Kenny to the airport at 6 am, worked in office til 1, came home and took a 3-hour nap, then cooked a home-cooked meal for the first time this week.  That nap has helped so much. I've been tired all week, and I think I'm starting to catch up on sleep.  Kenny, on the other hand, had a 20-hour trip ahead of him to get back to Okinawa.  He should be there in a few hours.

I'm so glad this week is over. Tomorrow Don and I are packing our food and clothes and misc. in the trailer, so that next week all we have to do is take the cold food. We heard on the news that it might be windy Thursday, so we're hoping it's mild wind when we cross the desert. Don's also worried about the cold temps at June Lake - but since we have a small propane heater in addition to the trailer's regular heater, we should be fine. This will be our "shakedown" trip before the summer trip, and the summer trip is going to be our first one where we are going to be "pretending" that the trailer is our home.  I think that 53 days will give us plenty of time to make lists and adjustments.

I haven't gotten rid of any stuff lately - I haven't even had time to think about it.  Perhaps tomorrow I'll be able to get back into the swing of things.  I might even be able to sew a little!

I saw this quote on the RV Dreams Forum AND on Huffington Post - so apt for those of us who are on our way to becoming fulltimers:

I look at every item I own as a burden and if I am going to keep an item the happiness it gives me must be worth the burden. The burdens include: cleaning, maintaining, moving, insuring, or just worrying about an item. These all seem like small things, but they add up.

So true, isn't it?  This will help me get the job done!

Another Day Closer...

1 comment:

Merikay said...

I'm printing that quote in large print and hanging it somewhere my husband will see it!