Last Minute Travels . . .

I know it’s been usually hot in other areas of the country, but here in Texas we’re really having a mild August.

For the last couple of weeks the temps have stayed in the low 90’s, even dipping down to 88° this past Saturday. Of course  the nigh time temps are still in the high 70’s/low 80’s so not a lot of change there. But still nice.

We did get enough rain over the weekend for me to see that I still had two tiny leaks on my recently-caulked windshield. So while I could see the drips, I marked the spots on the glass with a black Sharpie so I can come back in a while and spot caulk the leaks.

As of right now we’re still on track to close on Thursday, but that’s not certain, so we’re still planning to be down by Wednesday night. I did stop off at the house this afternoon and picked up all the trash bags from the house to drop off at the dumpster.

Jan got a phone call from me this morning. My name showed up on the screen, but it wasn’t my number listed underneath my name. This was the second time this has happened in the last couple of weeks, so be on the lookout for this new scam.

I was looking at Google Maps the other day to see what county we are in here at Petticoat Junction. I thought we were probably in Galveston County but I wanted to be sure since the county lines run in some strange ways around here. But then I noticed this about the city limit line of Santa Fe.

Petticoat Junction RV Park

The line passes right through the middle of our rig. So when we’re back in the bedroom, we’re in the city of Santa Fe. And when we’re sitting up front, we’re just in Galveston County. Who knew?

It’s amazing how much TV we’re not watching now. We kind of got out of the habit during our recent 3 week Illinois/Alabama trip when we were so on the go that we just never set up the sat dish. Guess that’s kind of going ‘cold turkey.’ But we’ll see how it goes during the new Fall season.

Several people commented or emailed about my gentle ribbing of Jan’s list-making for our upcoming European trip, saying that without Jan’s lists I might not know what to pack.

I said it was a guy thing, but maybe it’s a more a family thing. My family.

Back during the summer of 1964, we were living in Athens, AL after moving back from Colombia, SA  the previous fall. We were eating dinner, my father, my mother, my 3 year old sister, and myself. My mother commented, wondering about when we were going to take that ‘out west’ trip we’d been talking about. My father looked over and said, “What about now?”

And two hours later, about 8pm, we were on the road for an almost 4 week trip. We hit the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, spent a week staying at Disneyland (my fav), drove up 101 in California, Napa, a lot of the Spanish Missions, etc.

So I guess packing the day before we leave for our cruise is just in my blood.

Thought for the Day:

If only life had a backspace key.



4 Responses to Last Minute Travels . . .

  1. HOWARD C. GORDON says:

    What did you find on the generator?

    • gregwhite says:


      Nothing yet. As soon as we got back from our trip, we hit the ground running on getting the house sold. So nothing’s been done with the generator since we got back. But now with the house thing wrapping up, I’ve got a list of projects to get back on. Stay tuned.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate the comment.


  2. Mike Rado says:

    You don’t need to be at the closing. You just need to sign the papers and hand over your keys. People buy and sell houses from out of state. The last time I sat at closing with a buyer, he decided to extract some money for repairs, using the timing of the close process to add stress. Now I review the documents in advance, always find an error, sign and skip the formality.

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