May 4th … Only three days to go. Ulp!

I did my preliminary packing this morning: everything but essentials. I hate rushing around at the last moment.

The good weather has returned, and I am outside by the pool. It is still a little cool,  but the forecast is for 80s temps by this afternoon.

I notice the weather is no hell back home. Will winter never go away?! There was quite a bit of flooding farther south around Pensacola, which got 11″ of rain in ONE HOUR!

I’m getting ready for the flight, too. I quit the beers Friday so that my system will be dried out by Wednesday. If I should happen to need to go to the washroom in mid-flight, I’m in trouble. Therefore, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of embarrassment.

More next time.

No getting out beside the pool today…

It’s both cool and damp (63F). However, I see the temps in Orillia still haven’t improved. Forties and fifties (feeling cooler) … even a 39! So when I get home on Wednesday, I’m not going to be walking into spring. Friggin’ weather!!

I’m inside looking out at a bunch of buses.  Florida has an education program to teach elementary students the history of the state, so they bus  kids around to various locations to show them the historical sights. It’s a commendable program  … if only they would teach them some manners, too. Mind you, I suppose you have to have some before you can pass them on.

Only four more days to go! It seems incredible. I hate this part. I’ve always hated packing after a trip is over, and travelling is always stressful–especially when you have to depend on others. In addition, I have to ‘train’ a new batch every time I go to get on a plane; i.e. I’m the first on and the last off; I take the walker on but someone has to carry it off, but what if I have to go to the washroom once we’re up there?! Ulp. That’s a constant fear.

I have been writing double-time these past two weeks, and have made quite good progress. Not large gains in the number of pages, but in a much more cohesive story. Weaving a supernatural and mythical element into a cattle drive is a tricky bit of writing, but I think it will be a least credible. That’s my first objective.

More next time as I get ready for home.