Say It Isn't So

Thursday, April 13, 2006


We are on the road, spending the night in the state of Missouri. Weather's been gotod and the vehicles, and the cat, are behaving! Motel 6 is great for the price and for letting you keep your small pet in your room. They are half the price of other motels and the only thing that you don't get is the coffee maker that makes a lousy cup of java, the teeny weeny bottle of shampoo, and that one step up from the continental breakfast, or is it really a step down. This one is more like the Holiday Inn with HS Internet. We are not getting the 450 miles a day under our belts that we planned, but we've opted for plan B at 300 miles. Hubby's health is still too fragile to try to do more, and my driving has been limited to a 4 mile commute for the last 7 years so I'm finding 300 miles a long haul. Doable, but unpleasant on my legs, although my eyes love it. So much to see in a part of this land that I've never been in before. Sort of like a working vacation. We'll land at our destination in about 2 days. So I probably won't be online again until I'm in my new home with our old connection. We get to keep the same service by putting the old one on vacation status until we get settled. Apparently that will save us time and money. Time will tell.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


The day is finally upon us. My Doctor tells me to stay away from stress but I have found that to be impossible lately. Worrying about hubby's health and making sure everything get's packed are quite taxing. And then cobra didn't kick in in time to take care of the excavation of the offending rock so I had to do some juggling to get that paid and now we have to fight the hospital to get them to submit the paperwork to the Insurance provider. They've already been paid so we had to get in their faces in order to get them to do something about it because they were ignoring our calls. I also could not believe that 6 hours in the hospital and a little laser beam could run up a bill of over 8 grand. Heck, we could have taken a European vacation flying first class and staying first class for that kind of dough.

Saturday we hit the road and Thursday we plan to arrive in Ohio. That is barring any quirks of nature that could conceivably create a roadblock. This is my very favourite time of year in Southern California. Winter has finally arrived. Winter here is like summer anywhere else north of the 33rd parallel. Green and fresh and vibrant and very wet! It is a good time to leave. Oh, and the Desert at this time of year. Sheer beauty. It just springs alive! Of course, you have to get down on your belly to see some of the flowers. But it is worth the trip.

Don't forget to check out the full moon on Wednesday or Thursday. Show your children. The Easter Bunny is there with basket in hand waiting to come down to earth and deliver those Easter Eggs. It's there every year at this time, so don't forget to look for those big ears. Enjoy the bounty too!