We left the campground this morning and drove over to our investment advisor’s office. There was good and bad news. The good news is we haven’t lost any money. We’ve actually increased our portfolio a bit. The bad news? The increases probably won’t keep pace with anticipated tax increases. And we’re not even in the 1% category. ;c)
But the really good news is there is enough for us to continue our new full time life. So that is really great news and we’re thankful. We’re staying on the road.
We finished our meeting and got rolling again, driving through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. As usual, we had a little headwind, but it was much better than the other side of the highway. Even though they had a tailwind, traffic was backed up for miles due to some road construction. We were happy to be on the headwind side.
The Journey has been running well. I think the very last of the biodiesel has been purged out of its fuel system. One item I have used and have been very happy with is this fuel additive:
It keeps the fuel pump and injectors clean which makes the engine run better. It is available at Walmart for about 8 bucks and treats up to 100 gallons per bottle. Since the engine missing episodes, I keep a couple of bottles on hand, just in case. We intend to stay on the road instead of alongside it waiting for a tow truck.
We didn’t get as far as we wished (159 miles), so we pulled into a friendly Walmart and are spending the night. We spent a bundle to restock the Journey’s larder for the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow, we have about the same distance to go to the state park we’ll be camping in for a week or so. Hopefully there won’t be any snow to great us (or keep us there).
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