Friday, December 12, 2008

On Da Road Again

Boom! Too lazy to get up out of bed and take a photo of anything to show you where I is. We left at 5:00 a.m. to avoid a massive storm that was coming our way. I couldn't sleep last night, so I checked (and re-checked) the weather. The warnings were dire. They said only go over the pass if you must. Go back now! Don't even think of going. Bring a winter survival kit. Have enough gas. Have enough food. Prepare to eat your young. You know, those kinds of warnings.

We're in California now. We missed it all. Yay!!!!

We passed the Dragon. (She's so cool. Go here and scroll down and you'll see the dragon.) So we're really on our way.

It's Full Moon today. Rah rah sis boom bah!

We were going to leave Thursday afternoon to avoid the storm, but we decided instead to get up very early and leave Friday morning. Thursday morning was just too busy to get everything done. First I went for a job interview in Vancouver. Then I had a bizillion things to do before we left and it ended up I couldn't get them all done.

When I got home after the interview, a present was waiting for me. My friend Charlyn had made me a drum bag—big enough for both of the two hoops drums Mario and I made. It's a gorgeous bag, made out of some kind of colorful wool. When I get home, I'll take a photograph of it. I love it so much I tried to find an excuse to bring it and my drums with me to our Arizona Old Mermaids Sanctuary. But we try to go to the OMS as simply as we can. This time I didn't even bring any books. I think this is the first time in my life I've not taken any books on a trip.

We've got the TV on. I love watching TV in hotels rooms. Have no idea why. It always feels so decadent. We don't have TV at our house any more. We have a television but no service. We're cutting wherever we can, like most people. Getting rid of TV saves us between $600-$900 a year. Then we figured we go out to eat once a week. That's $20 a week. If we stop doing that, we'll save around $800 a year. (Not $1040 because we still will go out sometimes; come on!) I figured when we grocery shop we get $20 worth of processed food that we don't need to get. That's another $1,000. And I'll go see my naturopath and cranio-sacral therapist once every six weeks instead of every month and that will save me about $1,000 a year. Weeee! We kept our jobs, but we won't get any extra hours, which will cut our income significantly. Plus I haven't sold a novel in a couple of years. But we're doing fine. I see it all as a wonderful challenge. I'm saving my pennies for an Old Mermaids tour!

OK. I've got to go out and dance with the weather spirits. Thank them for holding off until we went over the pass. (Yes, the world revolves around me and my doings....Well, my world revolves around me. I kid the peeps.) But I am going to dance with the weather spirits and see if we could get through the rest of our trip without any weather problems. Apparently it might snow in Sacramento and the LA mountains.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're progressing joyfully along the road.

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