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Have a good one, watch out for the wildlife & remember they drive on the proper side of the road
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Monday; Two To Go


I feel like a little kid. I really can’t believe it’s all coming together. I’m so wound up that I have to write lists of things I need to do, ‘cause I’m having trouble keeping things straight. I’m so wound up that I even got sucked into a “Discussion” with Badweb’s pet troll, then had to ask one of the moderators to delete the exchange.

I talked to Dondi last night, and she was laughing at my abundance of excitement. She said that she’ll miss our phone conversations while I’m gone, but she’s happy for me. I told her that she’ll know what’s happening because she’s on my Snippet mailing list and I’m only going to be gone for two months.

I also talked with Melia yesterday. She called me. I tried for a couple of days to reach her, but every time I called, I got a recorded voice (with an Australian accent) telling me that all the circuits were busy and to try again later. Melia told me that she’s had a very busy day loading up all the important things into the Horse float (trailer), because there are wildfires in the area and she had been warned that she might have to evacuate. She also said that the wind direction was blowing away from the property, so she didn’t think it was going to be a problem. If she does have to evacuate, she’ll be loading up three horses, three dogs and a couple of cats. I hope the wind continues to be favorable.

The threat of wildfires isn’t going to deter me from going. If the farm does get destroyed by fire, then I may be able to help in some way. Ron and Melia are my closest friends and I will not abandon them if there’s anything I can do to help.

That’s a worst case scenario, though. I’d rather focus on the positive. It now looks like we’ll be spending Christmas down by the beach. Kristyn is going to Sydney for Christmas. Kala has to stay home because she’s working and also has to care for the dog, so she asked if Melia and I would consider having dinner there. Oh, gosh; I’d have to force myself to go swimming in the bathwater warm south Pacific on Christmas day! It’s supposed to be cold and snowy! Instead, it’ll be temperatures in the mid-80s F (28 to 33 C) and I’ll be warm. Oh; the sacrifices I have to make! Melia and I didn’t discuss what we’ll be having for Christmas Dinner, but even if it’s just peanut butter sandwiches, it will be a great celebration. I’m looking forward to it.

One thing I’m hoping is that this trip will kick start me into exercising more. I don’t know why, but I’ve had a very strong resistance to doing anything other than sitting on my fat ass. I used to love going to the gym; now, I just can’t push myself to go, even though I’ve got a free membership with Silver Sneakers. Being at the farm will offer me ample opportunity to get out and go for walks with Titan, at the very least. Also, Melia told me she’s joined a gym in Gatton because it has a pool and she loves to swim. If that means she can bring a guest, then I might get back into working out. If not, I’m pretty sure that the price to join is reasonable enough that I can afford it. I’m really tired of being such a lard ball. I’d like to lose a bit of excess fat (that will frost Badweb’s pet troll, Alf’s butt).

So; my main objective for today is to go by the Postal Orifice and get them to hold my mail until I get back. I have to test my blood this afternoon and remember to pack the tester in my bag. I also have to swing by David’s shop and get one more box so that I can pack all the little toys and hopefully, they’ll survive the trip.

Tomorrow, I have to fast and go get my physical and have my blood drawn. That means no coffee in the morning! I’ll be getting a cup as soon as I leave the Doctor’s, though.

I know that there’s something else I want to do, but I can’t think of it, right now. When I do think of it, I’ll write it down; otherwise, I’ll forget it again.
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Yea, John, the plan comes together and you’ll soon be winging your way across the Pacific. Something I know sucks. I crossed to Korea in a Redtail and got tired of sleeping, yep took forever. However return trip was military transport, small canvas chairs, 16 across facing backwards, no windows, no peanuts. Fly from Seoul to Anchorage then to Dover Delaware. Caught a cab to Baltimore and flew standby to Detroit. Don’t wish that on anyone but my cost for the trip was $26.00. Wish you the best on your excursion!
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I know that feeling of excitement before a trip. Hope you have a great time.
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A proper chapter in "Crusty's travels" !
Have a great time John, and a Merry Xmas!
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Enjoy your trip John. I don't think one could be much more excited.
No matter how much you prepare, you will surely forget something, happens to me every time.
We'll save ya some of this cold crappy weather for your return home.
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I'm happy for you. Sounds like you have the trip planned well. Just don't do what my sister did on a trip to France.

She planned every detail. She had reams of paper print outs of all the things to do. She drove 7 hours to Boston and one hour before her flight, she realized she left her passport home!
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I have my passport in my carry on bag, already. On Wednesday, I'll take it out of the bag and put it in my pocket and keep it there.
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