I read a lot of blogs... love'em! There are so many different life styles out there and everyone of them just fascinates me. I don't know how to link stuff, but Kevin and Ruth write about their trips to exotic places.... Africa, Korea... heck... everywhere. Recently they posted a blog about how they packed. I read it... read it again.... thought about the 6 week trip we'll soon be taking... mentally checked my wardrobe... no way in blue blazes could I ever do this trip (or any?) with 3 pairs of underwear and a couple pairs of shorts. Okay, they had a lot more than that, but really... not a whole lot and most of what they have is packable, non-wrinkling, dries fast etc. Made me realize what a clotheshorse I am.
I rationalize... hey... we're going on a cruise... actually 5 weeks of living on a couple of ships with all the "la ti dah" formal dinners etc. I won't lie... I like those formal nights. Bill can get by with the same suit... sure, it's Western cut but damn! he looks really good wearing that with pearl button shirts a fancy bolo tie (belonged to his Grandpa) and all. He used to take along his cowboy boots but I'll admit that the last couple of times his black New Balance sneakers have done him good. I don't own a dress... but I sure can accessorize a pair of black slacks with a few different jackets, a couple of scarfs... and yes... those infamous pearls. (long story... I gave my lovely pearls to my daughter when we started RVing... where am I gonna wear 'em? Well, we took all the kids that could go on a cruise one year... she wore the pearls... I kept looking at them and finally just took them back... couldn't stand it anymore... wanted to wear the again. Pearls need worn as they will get brittle and deteriorate ... so I still wear them to church and sometimes other places these days. - Donna will get them back one of these days... but not yet.)
So... today I started sorting clothes.... I know I have to keep the checked luggage under a certain weight... 40 lbs? 50 lbs? must check. Sounds like a lot but by the time everything is packed it's not an easy task.
I checkout out the itinerary today... hadn't done this before,, I'm pretty much content to live each day as it comes... but would kinda like to find a geocache in each of the 6 counties we'll be visiting. I may have to break down and buy internet service on board the ship. It's usually very bad service, unreliable and aggravating... as well as expensive. We'll see.... but the reality of the trip is starting to penetrate my pea brain and I have only a couple of days to get my plans together.
This isn't the only thing going on... Bill got a notice last week that he needed to have an updated physical to renew his CDL... Even though his driver license doesn't expire, apparently he needs an annual physical to keep it current. Well... he flunked the eye test. Bill's had several eye tests since 2011 (last time his prescription was changed), but because his cataracts aren't "quite" ready for surgery, the doctors (yes, more than one) says, "Let's not change your prescription yet because you'll soon have the surgery". His cataracts have been very slow in maturing.... as a result, his vision really hasn't been taken care of properly. So... last week a quickie visit to the Wal-Mart vision center... a prescription for new glasses.. and an overnight vision center that keeps correction lenses on hand. YES! New Glasses!
It's amazing what a person can get done when they have to.... today... back to the place that does the CDL physicals... and of course he passed just fine. AND they faxed the results to the DMV so he'd meet the deadline of Oct 23rd.
And while I'm talking about last minute stuff....
What should we get in the mail but our Absentee Ballots for the "off-year" election...
First time we'll vote in Texas.... but it's something everyone should do and we'll do our part.
Let's see... what else?
Oh, I'm sure there's something I want to run on about... but for now...
We'll see you down the road!
That's All For Today!