Sorry I haven’t written in a while things have been pretty nuts. Let me start by saying who knew I had this many friends 🙂 The cool thing about the camper is it’s a fun place to hang out and we have had more visitors in the last month than in any regular year in our sticks and bricks…and no I am not exaggerating. Last weekend Jo came to stay with us. Ben went on his annual fishing trip in Mexico, so Jo and the dogs came and hung out. We had a great time and over three days exchanged our life stories…sorry Jo 🙂 I helped Jo walk the dog a few times and once we even did it in the dark with flashlights. That was weird. For those of you who have dogs in campgrounds it’s a matter of course, but we don’t leave the site at night and walking around with it being pitch black was a little spooky for me. We also ate VERY well. Jo brought some more of the fish from the ocean in Maine and we cobbled together meals every day. Jo and Ben aren’t eating much meat (for health purposes, not ideology) but Lee and I love the meat so we fed Jo all kinds of stuff that was bad for her lol. The dogs were happy though as I can’t resist feeding dogs from the table and they seemed to enjoy the hot dogs and other yummies they get at Aunt Tracy’s house. Spoiling other people’s dogs is a lot of fun!! The girls came out for lunch one day. Kyrston turned 25 last weekend and we wanted to make sure we saw her, plus we wanted the girls and Jo to meet each other.
We also had an open house in the middle of everything and our new real estate agent said three couples seemed interested. They asked some pretty specific questions which was a good sign. It was a great weekend, and I didn’t want to miss any of it, so since I was traveling for work to Boston on Monday I brought my work clothes so I could leave first thing Monday morning. This did not work out so well. Having stuff in two places is a pain and pretty quickly I realized I had no cords for my phone etc. I stole the camper cords and then realized I had forgotten my toiletrie bag. So into the camper bathroom and I am grabbing toothbrush etc. So I finally get into the car, a little harried and feeling like I was forgetting something when I opened the trunk and realized my work computer was back at the house! So it was 20 minutes, in the wrong direction, back to the house, and then finally on my way to Boston. Luckily I had no early morning meetings but by this time I hit the heavy traffic so didn’t end up getting to the office until 9:30. I’m salary and normally work long hours so it’s not like I punch a clock, but I still felt vaguely guilty over being “late.” So lesson learned when packing your work stuff double-check and triple check the packing.
Work was crazy this week as my major project went live on Weds and two other projects I am working on have had major milestones. Normally I do a better job of spacing things out, but I’ve been a bit off my game with the stress of selling the house and Kay leaving. Weds everything hit critical mass, but Thursday was much better and Friday when I left Boston to head home I felt like I had a much better handle on things. During the week we had made plans to see some long -time friends of our Rick and Laura. Rick was my travel partner for many years and we trained all across the country together. When you spend that much time with a person you get pretty close and he and Laura had become great friends with Lee and I. He moved back to Texas though several years ago and took a job with Oracle, so our communication over the last 7 years has been sporadic. But every time they are in town they make time to see us, which is really great. I was excited to show them the camper and catch up and we spent an enjoyable evening getting reconnected. Facebook is great because in a way with old friend you feel like you just saw them yesterday but its nice to see each other in person. One other cool thing is now that we drink (twice to the liquor store in a month), Lee decided he wanted to try Scotch and bought a small bottle of 12 year-old Glenlivet. Scotch is all Rick drinks so it was a happy coincidence that for the first time in our lives we had scotch in the house. I guess it was pretty good too. We stayed up late and were sorry to see them go, but talked about them coming to San Antonio in a coupe of months when we go to Kay’s graduation. Sorry the picture is so dark but we were talking so much I forgot to take one until it was pretty late.
So as I am blogging it’s pretty quiet. Hanging out in the camper until our open house this weekend is finished at 2pm. Been on the road I am honestly looking forward to plopping myself down on the couch and watching some TV. Going to stay close to home the next couple of weeks and focus on Kay’s departure August 11th so you may not hear much from me, but looking forward to meeting up with Jo and Ben, Cori and Greg, and Bill and Kelly in PA the weekend of August 15th!!!
Camper Chronicles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Search Amazon.com here
Sounds crazy, busy Trace! Your daughters are so cute. Wish we could be with you all for the reunion! We’ll be in MT still. This is our first boondocking on our own. No problem, enjoying it. We were hoping to have Greg put our solar on when we pass through PA in the early fall, but if the house doesn’t sell by then, we’ll have to put that off until next year. Enjoy yourselves and remember to breathe!