One theme that's been pretty consistent in our "retired" RV lifestyle is we seem to be moving at the speed of light instead of slowing down. Maybe we need to learn how to keep so many things from ending up on our plate?
Even though our granddaughters Anabelle and Lizzie went on vacation with their parents to the North Carolina shore, we've been busy and it's only getting ready for us to hit Warp Speed.
My dad still lives in his house and he takes pretty good care of it, but some things are beyond what he can do at 93, so Marti and I spent another couple of days working on a few maintenance projects for him, Marti inside and me outside. I installed an additional gutter downspout for him to help alleviate some drainage problems while Marti helped him get his computer problems resolved.
Back at our RV, we've been watering the flowers at our son's house and taking in the mail, all the while getting geared up for our next cruise, leaving NYC on Saturday, 5 Sept for 7 days. Marti's sister Gail is flying in to go with us, so we have an airport pickup for her on Tuesday. Friday I drive out to my dad's again to pick him up for the cruise. He's not too excited, he's already been packed for a week. He thinks this cruise should be more fun, the last one he was on was in 1944 across the Pacific Ocean on his way to Saipan with thousands of other soldiers. Yes, I think this one will be much more enjoyable. The food might even be better...
I have to make some medical appointments for routine checkups at the VA for October, plus we've already been contacted by the Army Corps of Engineers as to when we're arriving there at the J. Strom Thurmond Project in South Carolina, where we volunteer over the fall and winter months. The COE already has some jobs lined up for us, yep some even require a paintbrush. 23 Sept is our arrival date there.
I have to book a U-Haul trailer to take my motorcycle with us, Marti will follow in the car. To make it more interesting, we also have an appointment on 21 Sept at the Gaffney Freightliner Service Center to have some routine maintenance done on the Journey. So to make all this come together, we plan on departing New Jersey on or about 16 Sept.
There are many other little odds and ends involved, too, to make all this happen on schedule. The devil is in the details.
So much for a lazy, retired life. Maybe we need to go back to work so we can rest! :c)
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