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Category: Choices | Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:47 am

It's getting closer now. Saturday, November 8th is my last day of work. Plans are being made and discarded daily. Sometimes plans are discarded before we finish making them. But, today we made two decisions. We stopped at the truck rental place and put a reservation on a truck for November 28th. That's the Friday after Thanksgiving. We found out that we can't tow our truck behind the rental truck because it's too heavy. To get a larger truck is not an option. So, we could either get someone to ride along and help drive or whatever. Dan and Laurel would go along but they would have to take time off from work and then they would have to fly back or something. It's the somethings that keep getting in the way of things getting done. Anyway we sort of solved two problems today by going to a travel agent and buying two one way train tickets from Austin to Phoenix. We will drive our truck, loaded fully, to Texas. Then, we will take the train back and go again in another 10 days with the moving truck. So, when we take the truck to Texas, we will be able to build a fence around the back of the house for Chance and maybe see about a doggie door for her to get in and out. We'll see about utilities and measure things and do a few other things that need doing. We'll also have a mini vacation away from packing. Of course, when we get back it will be a frenzy for a few days. Dan and Laurel will help us get the moving truck loaded and they will watch Chance while we are gone, either at our house or at their house. That's still changing back and forth. They have birds and two cats so I'm not sure how Chance would do there. She might give the birds and cats heart attacks. She hasn't really been in close contact with either except through a fence. On the other hand she might do very well after the first day. I guess he could try taking her and bring her back if it doesn't work out.
So, sometime the week after I'm finished at work we will head out to Glenda's for a week and then rest up on the train ride back and do it all over again a day or two after Thanksgiving. At least, we'll know the way the second time. We stopped at AAA this morning and got a TripTik. That's a map of the entire route. It's 58 pages long and each page covers approximately 30 to 40 miles. It seems to have all the quirks in the road and all the construction areas, all the places for gas, food, and lodging marked. When we went for a map I didn't expect something like it. We also got three regular road maps with the routes marked on them. If we can't find our way it certainly won't be AAA's fault. We got a car rental coupon, too. So, anyway plans are made. We'll see how long these last. dooley


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kuntrygal wrote on Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:13 am:


It sure sounds like you have all the bases covered. I know the two trips for you might possibly be a big headache for you, but it sounds like it will work. And Chance will have a nice yard to romp and roam. Have a safe trip!




 

glendann wrote on Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:19 am:


I can't wait for ya'll to get here.I guess I have no choice :) Ya'll wont have any trouble getting here on your way back.




 

heathermt75 wrote on Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:36 am:


I'm so excited for ya'll and Mama!! I know ya'll will all be relieved and can relax after all the moving is done!




 

Droopy wrote on Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:27 am:


Having a plan is always a good thing. Hang in there, take it easy and don't hurry things too much. Texas isn't going anywhere after all. *lol*




 

Sjoerd wrote on Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:25 am:


It all sounds good and organized to me. I'll be happy for you when the move is complete, though.
How's the tum these days?




 

wannabe wrote on Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:48 pm:


I'm glad things are finally coming together for you. I know the last few days will be hectic but look at all the time you can rest and relax after you get there. Wannabe




 

gardengater wrote on Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:02 pm:


Safe journey, Dooley. It will soon be here and you will be in your new home. Take your time settling in.

Gardengater




 

petunia wrote on Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:01 pm:


take things easy and have a good trip.





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