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Author Topic: t'was the night before  (Read 5008 times)
cody
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« on: November 26, 2007, 03:37:20 PM »

T'was the night before fulltiming, and all thru the house libby was packing, she even included the cats mouse.  While I was panicing over the oil and stuff, she screamed out the door, enough was enough.  Help me choose, and help me pack, I looked at the pile and thought, put it all back.  The fuel is too low, the pile to high, what have I gotten us into, why oh lord why.  Yep, you got it, we're hitting the road tomorrow, wish us luck.  The kids have looted and pilaged the house to get the treasures we've decided we didn't need and their still hovering over the piles checking to see what will fit into the bus and what they can still grab lol. One cat is sleeping inside the cat carrier and the other one is sitting on top of it, just incase we are ready to roll at any moment.  The great adventure looks like it'll begin with a snow storm but we'll slowly pick our way south and hopefully we'll get below the major snow belt by tuesday night.  Our plans are to stop and visit with Dallas and cat and BK for a couple of weeks, then it's on to Florida to get ready for Jacks ralley from there it's still kinda up in the air, libby is letting me bring some of my woodworking tools so I can preserve my sanity, making sawdust has been such a large part of my life for so long, she doesn't want me to go cold turkey yet.  I'm not sure yet how often or how well I'll be able to get online for a while but as I can I'll check in to see whats going on with everyone and hopefully at some point we'll be able to sit down and gab.  I'm really looking forward to meeting as many of the great people on this board as I can. cody
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 03:41:29 PM »

Hi Cody,

Great story...

We will all be with you on your journey. Just keep us updated as soon as you can.

Enjoy yourselves
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 04:13:59 PM »

Cody,
   Ya'll have a safe trip and we look forwaord to meetin' you and Libby.  Jack

PS: I cant remember what day ya'll said you would arrive at our place, but we are planning a "BusNuts Christmas Dinner" and expect ya'll to join us.  Got an email from NC Bob this AM and he & Jackie decided to come down for Christmas dinner also. Bob said he is lookin' forward to meetin' you & Libby
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 04:19:59 PM »

Jack, we're really looking forward to it, you said we should be at your place around the 20th, I'll be the one holding the fork and spoon lol, what can we bring, libby is a great cook, don't tell her I said that tho, she is hard enough to live with now lol. cody
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 06:14:39 PM »

Cody,

You and Libby have all the fun you can stand!

Man, I really hate missing a good pilaging.... Wink

If your time and travels allow it, stop by a say hey on your way through Florida.

We are about two hours north of Jack.   And NCbob is less than 2000' away....

Either way, well see ya at Bussin.......

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007, 06:44:09 PM »

Dallas and I are really excited.  We get to meet you in just a matter of hours now.  Tell Libby to stop worrying about what she takes.  She is going to forget some things that are important, take some things that are useless and spend time trying to figure out why she did both.  Life is all about living and not about finding that 1 pot you always use for the beans.  Just relax because once the trip gets started, the fear of the unknown will start to disappear.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007, 07:10:34 PM »

But cat, nothing scares me more than fear lol.  I'm sure we'll make some quick, desparate trips to walmart, we'll be taking our time on the way down but we'll get there lol. Cliff, we're looking forward to seeing you guys and if we can we'll stop by on the way to jacks, if not, we'll see you at the rally.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007, 08:30:36 PM »

Good Luck Cody & Libby from us both also.  May this winter in TN, Fl and where ever your Eagle lands be the best time for you both you will wish you had done many years ago.  While in Florida, if you travel down I-75 try to make a stop also Fred Hobe's home / shop.  You will be enlightened by man that never quits or lets anything keep him down and his friendship--Priceless! 

Travel safe, keep us informed of your trip and how you are doing and a few photos could sure go a long ways when you can.

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 01:49:55 AM »

Cody,

If you ever get to Texas, Abilene area, give us a holler! Would be great to meet you and Libby, by the way, you won't need your fork and spoon here!

Have a safe and wonderful experience, take lots of pictures along the way, keep a journal of your travels and a video or two.

Good Luck and God Bless,

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 04:49:04 AM »

Cody, don't feel like the Lone Ranger.  I promised myself that 'next year' I'll start packing the bus for FL in August. Sheesh! If it won't fit...it don't go! After a year now we've discovered that there are tons of things we can do without...most of them attached to the female side of the equation...but LOL in convincing her!

It'll all work out providing you drive and think safety every minute. Pick a good economy cruise speed and keep a safe interval and we'll see you when you arrive in the Bushnell area.

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 02:52:47 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2007, 04:46:21 PM »

well, we're on the road, or at least away from home lol,the weather is not good, we had to wait till late in the afternoon to even get on the road, our power at home went out at about 7am and still wasn't on a 3 pm, tree's down all over, absolute whitout conditions and very slippery roads, we got south but not too far before I decided to overnight at a casino, and yep they have wifi, or I'd just be going clickity click and nobody would care lol.Libby is busy unpacking and seeing how much of my closet she'll need to hang up her clothes, looks like I'll be living out of a shopping bag for a while.  The bus is a total disaster, things piled everywhere, we'll have fun finding spots for everything, I'ts cold in here, got a couple of electric heaters going just to get it over 50 but it'll warm up hopefully, the temp outside is a balmy 5F with 25MPH winds, the snow is falling steady but it's horizontal so not a problem it'll land somewhere east of us lol. In the morning we'll head further south, maybe it'll warm up a bit lol, end of day one .cody
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2007, 07:27:30 PM »

Cody, count your blessings, Dallas doesn't even get a shopping bag for his stuff.  I put his in a pillow case so he will have a pillow and storage.  Amazing how you can make anything into a space saver. 

Seriously, you guys stay warm and be careful.  Head south just as fast as you can safely go.  Cat
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2007, 11:55:14 AM »

well, folks, we haven' moved an inch today, we have a raging storm going on and the roads are very bad.  I have a great sence of adventure but trying to push a 42,000 pound sausage accross a hot frying pan with my nose sounds a lot like what I'd be trying to do, so now we wait it out.  We spent the day organizing and putting things away, we actually seem to have a lot of room in the bus, more than I thought we would, but all that means is that we've forgotten a lot of stuff.  The casino that we are sitting at has very feeble wifi and I'll type something, then I sit and wait, get a cup of coffee, take a nap, shovel snow, and then go in a look at the screen and see if it's appeared yet, I MISS MY DSL.  If the storm breaks in the morning we'll continue on the adventure.  End of day 2 lol.
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2007, 01:02:49 PM »

Cody,

Just keep "thinking" warm,,,, Wink   Your going to make it south, we will be waiting for you, in the SUNSHINE state.

Don't get ansy, wait for better driving weather.....  Day 3,4,5,6 are just a sun rise away.

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