Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Blizzard of 2015 = Productivity

I've had a long weekend!  A nor'easter blew through here yesterday dumping close to 2' of snow on us!  The sanctuary was closed both yesterday and today, so it was an unexpected two extra days off!  The highlight was not losing power! 

Being home gave me the opportunity to get things done!  I made calls regarding auto and trailer insurance quotes, printed off the Escapees mail forwarding forms to complete, spoke to my 403(b) account representative about what I need to do come my last day of work on February 28, and organized my desk!  Next is to look at every photo we have here and decide what to digitize and what to toss.  I just went through so many of our cycling photos including our trip across the US (20 years ago this year!!), rallies, and travels.  If we ever attempted to digitize all of them, we'd be here for another year!  So we need to pick and choose only the special memories.

We sold our entertainment unit on Sunday so the only big furniture we have left is our bed, loveseat, and chair and Betsy has offered to buy those items from us; we also have a heavy dining table that really has been a catch-all and 'folding laundry' table and I have no idea where and when that will go.  I dropped off a small table to Sandra, as a gift, so that is another item out!

Next, send emails to my sisters with photos of family items to see who wants what.

The other night Michael hung a wall map of the U.S. and we started marking destinations with little post-it notes!  How fun!  So far this is our initial plan of action...depart mid-March and head to NJ for a 10 day visit with family and friends.  Head west to Wisconsin for April 1 to pick up the teardrop!  Then head to Livingston, Texas to establish our domicile and register our car and trailer, get driver's licenses, register to vote, etc.  We'll be Texans!

Our goal is to visit Harriet in Tucson AZ if that works well for her, and then reach Lakehead, CA for the first weekend in May to attend the Dam Gathering of Tears, a rally of sorts for teardrop owners!  We look forward to camping with Bruce and Jackie, whom we have met through the CI forum.  From northern CA we'll poke around heading to Oregon and WA state.  In WA there is another 'gathering' called the Northwest Round-Up, that is the third week of August.  By October we plan on heading back south to spend the winter where no blizzards will find their way!  Still need to figure this part out.  Many of our destinations will be dictated by birdwatching!

Now, though, we wait for our long driveway to be plowed so I can go to work tomorrow.