This is not your normal JSS blog. First of all, if you’re looking for pictures – oops! There aren’t any. Sorry about that. I promise loads of pics in upcoming blogs. And I’ve been gone for awhile, I know. You’ll understand when you hear what’s happening. The big news is that after being home for only about 6 weeks, Dear Hubby got a call to come back to Canada. And this time, I’m going along! A fun Canada Adventure for the summer. I have so much to tell you, I barely know where to begin.
I’ve been planning and packing and planning and packing and planning and packing….. and planning and packing. And that was just in the sewing room. If you saw the amount of wonderful Inklingo projects that I have with me, you’d think I was gonna be gone 4 years instead of 4 months. We’ll see how much I get done and how overly optimistic I was while planning and packing. I’m hoping for a fair amount of blogging time too. To keep you informed of all the adventures. In Timbit-land – yeah! And if I come back home weighing 300 pounds, I’m blaming Tim Horton. Wonder if he’s ever been sued for causing a woman to eat herself into oblivion?
We are living in our motorhome. Cause for adventure already, right? Two adults and two cats in a small space. Yes, Boo and Panda are along for the adventure too. Cat tree and all. There will be pictures. Just not today.
The adventure began before we ever left Texas. In fact we were at the very first stop light after saying goodbye to Mom. And there was trouble brewing under the hood of this big monster that will be our home for the next 4 months. A new alternator, battery and 24 hours later, we were on our way. For real this time? So we hoped.
But then Day Two dawned with another problem. This time a few hours from home. Suddenly we had no working gauges. No speedometer or tachometer. One by one they all went to zero. Yikes! Have I mentioned that my Dear Hubby is a genius? He’s just the person you want along when there is trouble in the mechanical world. Genius, I tell you.
After two stops looking for help with both stops involving the engine not wanting to start up again, Dear Hubby decided to take matters into his own, very capable, genius hands. He had many conversations with me about what he thought the problem was with talk of relays and fuses and cables and a partridge in a pear tree. I tried really hard to not let my eyes glaze over and roll back into my head. And I use the term “conversations” very loosely. They were more like monologues with me only nodding or trying to say “uh, huh” at all the correct times.
Next thing I knew, Dear Hubby was under the hood, where he unhooked one doomaflotchie and connected a thingamajig, then he jumped up and down 3 times, did a happy dance and off we went. Not a problem since. Did I mention he’s a genius? Having him along is a must if you want to travel in a motorhome.
As I write this it’s 4:00 a.m. My close friends will understand that this is so NOT NORMAL for me. But I can’t sleep. We are sitting near the Canadian border at a rest stop surrounded by noisy semi-trucks with their engines running. Even Panda and Boo are annoyed. Sleeping at a rest stop can be an adventure. It just usually feels like you are sleeping on the freeway. So I use the term “sleeping” quite loosely. The night before we were at a beautiful rest stop in Kentucky. Where there was this big hill between us and the freeway. Nice. No freeway noise all night. Tonight? The noise is everywhere! And I’m anxious to get this adventure moving. Any minute it is going to be time for coffee. And a nap.
Yesterday we changed our cell phone plan so we could have a plan that included minutes in Canada. And a new monster was created. Because now I have unlimited texting. My friends have been very annoyed with me and my “no texting” status. But boy are they gonna be annoyed now. Woohoo! I’m a texting fool. I think I sent 23,574 texts already. And that was just the first hour. Our cell phone carrier didn’t know what they were doing when they assigned “unlimited” to me. Even in Canada. Texting monster. Oh woman of few words. Not. Turning off my data in Canada won’t mean a thing. Because now I can text. Unlimited. Oh man.
One of the first things on my agenda once we get settled in the campground will be learning how to use the photo editor on my tablet. So expect pictures. Loads and loads of pictures. Next time. I promise. Today I just wanted to catch you up on why I haven’t been blogging. Because I was too busy texting, silly! Wait. That was only yesterday. Well, before that I was planning and packing. And planning and packing. You get the picture. Except there are no pictures. Oh, somebody turn me off!
I also promise to remind my dear Texas friends of the temperature where I am. Often. In fact, I might just put the temp by my name in every post. Or maybe every other line. Especially when I hear it is 110 in Texas. I’m so mean. I can’t help myself.
More to come!
Barb, 65 degrees