Trip - Day 2

Didn't post last night cause I was so tired! I got up at 0300, got her up at 0330, and we were out of the house by 0400. Wow! Missed all that early morning traffic in the Seattle area, got on Highway 18 to I-90 and stopped in Deer Lodge, Montana 12 hours later.

Today we hit the road about 0700 and have just stopped in Moorcroft(?), Wyoming for the night. We decided to stay here andn go see the Devil's Tower tomorrow morning; since we're not in a real rush to get to Toledo.

My Goodness! The scenery we've seen these past two days! Wonderful. Beautiful. Majestic. I could live in Montana. (In the Summer. Not butt-deep in freezing cold during the Winter. I'm a real cold Wx pussy.) But, if not for Winter, I could live in Montana.

Anyway. Just wanted to check in. I'm gonna to shower and lay down. Almost 1100 miles so far. Phew!


Maybe It Will Insult Obama’s Legacy, But

I got a notice in my e-mail today:

We have received an OnStar report that your Silverado is in need of service for recall 16007 FRONTAL AIRBAG AND PRETENSIONER NON DEPLOY. Please contact us so that we can schedule a convenient time for you to bring the vehicle in.

Cheer09aJust as I’m about to leave for a 3-week trip DRIVING across the Country. In my truck. This is the second recall to fix something that doesn’t work as planned. Any more and I may consider that I bought a semi-lemon. Hate to say it, but, I owned my Ranger 10 years and never a recall or any major work done on it. (Come to think of it, other than regular (well, semi-regular) tune-ups I never had any work done on the Ranger.)

Not a whole lot going on today. Pretty SSDD even with trying to get things done. Trucks loaded. Trash is out. Dishes are done. Laundry is done.

Cooler and windy out but me and the Dog went for a walk anyway. Mowed the front lawn. Did some planning for the space out near the road and I think I’m going to make it into a rock garden. (Since we can really grow rocks here! No watering required!)

cise01bI still have second thoughts about SWMBO’s Son looking after the place while we’re gone; even if he does live in the basement. He just doesn’t seem to care. I know he’ll take care of the Dog. I’m not sure if he’ll remember to do the other things that need to be done. Or even think about them. I guess I just don’t trust him. But I have no choice but to see if it works out.

Anywho, I’m gonna go lay down even though it’s an hour before my bedtime. Getting up at 0300!


Well, She Did Say To Add Raisins …

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To the Oatmeal/Peanutbutter cookies I made today.

Not a whole lot going on. Getting ready for my trip. Making cookies. Getting my usual chores done. Laundry.

Yesterday was our “date day.” She took me to a chili burger at Sisters Restaurant in Shelton. So I ate it. (The Chiliburger. Not … nevermind.) Then we stopped by ACE Hardware and had a look around. Lots of nice stuff. Then to the Dollar Store where I spent 14 of them. Dollars. Our usual run to Walmart and home.

Bought the latest Captain America video on Blue Ray. The DVD was $19. The Blue Ray was $21. ??? wid dat?

So I spent part of the afternoon making about 3 dozen cookies. Half just plain peanut butter and the other half oatmeal-peanut butter. Tastie!

SWMBO made her hamburger stuff for dinner and we watched Captain America – Civil War. (Was okay.) Then I caught the last 5 minutes of the regularly scheduled MCARC 2-meter Sunday Evening Chat Net. Had to get in the truck to do it. And pull down the driveway a bit. But it worked well.

Anywho, that’s about it. Not sure how many posts I’ll be making for awhile. I’ll try, but, I’m Old and after a day of driving I don’t know how I’ll feel about posting.