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Monday, May 21, 2012

Next week this time

I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that this time next week we’ll be 3/4 of the way through the huge state of Nebraska en route to the cabin. I am so not ready! Somehow it just seems off and way too soon since we’ve been trekking to the cabin in September for the past three years.

There is a pile of stuff on the bed in the spare room just waiting to be loaded but there seems like so much still to do.

The kitty beds have been washed and ready to pop into their crates.

Alex got a bath this weekend (and looks great I might add) and the girls will get theirs at the groomers on Wednesday.

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The roof rack and pod were put on the truck this weekend and Rick vacuumed and cleaned it. It also had a check up, new spark plugs, lube & oil change, new front shocks (which we will need on those washboarded dirt roads that lead to the cabin) and a few things I can’t remember now so it should be good to go. Big Red has never failed us but she is getting up there in years and miles.

Our neighbors who look after the cabin for us went over this past weekend and have found no sign of pack rats (and here) this time. Thanks goodness. I don’t want to have to fumigate the cabin again! Pesky vermin!

I have so much to do before we go yet I have trouble getting started. I just need to focus on one thing at a time.


Look at my boy, Alex. How stately he looks and fluffy,too! How did you ever get him to pose like that? I want to hug him.

Yes, he is one big handsome boy! He does that naturally, which in the dog show world is called a “free stack” because the dog is stacking naturally rather than us putting his legs in a “dog show” stance. Alex was a show dog once upon a time and an old dog show dog never forgets. I few treats in the hand doesn’t hurt either! He is truly amazing for his age.

He does look very proud and dignified! As for getting ready, as you said, step by step—it will all come together. (Or at least the important parts will!)

Steve, you’re right. It *will* all come together and if it doesn’t and we forget something we can just buy it when we get there! I am trying not to stress.

hate packing….  hate it… why can’t we just teleport back and forth to the places we love?  That would make it much easier!  smile

Maggie, I hate the driving, the road food, the motels. I agree: Beam me up, Scotty!

Alex looks very regal stood there all nice and shiny and clean.  You sound to have quite a lot of planning to do for your holiday but I am sure it will be worth it.

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