Friday, August 1, 2014

On The Road Again

Hopefully after reading the title of this post you have that song stuck in your head for the day, I'm pretty sure I will.
I've reached the point in preparing for a move where I no longer care about order.  More than twelve hours ago when I picked up our Uhaul trailer I had high hopes of neatly packing all of our worldly belongings into the trailer, looking at a still half empty but impeccably neat trailer with a sense of pride, and then relaxing for the rest of the day sipping a cocktail and watching a movie.
Instead, it is creeping up on midnight, the trailer is jammed full in a chaotic mess, there is still a pile of junk on the floor in our prep area, and I'm exhausted.
Regardless, tomorrow morning I will head out on the highway (see, now that song can be stuck in your head for a while) and make my way east.  I should be in MN on Monday if all goes well, and plan to spend a couple days there before continuing on to Maine.  I was going to say that Nicole is taking the easy way out and flying, but long flights with a two year old are potentially much worse than driving an overloaded trailer across the country.
Anybody that wanted to see us in WA before we left, you are out of luck.  If you want to see us in MN, we will be there for a couple days early next week and would be happy to visit if you contact us soon enough.  If you want to visit us in Maine, we will let folks know once we are there and settled.  In the mean time, I'm hoping I got the little "Where are we now" widget in the right hand column of this page working so it will show my location as I drive across the country.  About the same excitement level as watching paint dry, but it's the best I can do right now.