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So, it's been an odd couple of days, with all the simple things going awry, but, thank goodness, none of the big things.

This morning, we got to Charlie's Subaru before the crew did -- 15 minutes early for a 7:30 am appointment. Skylark, which has 4,600 miles on it, got his 6,000 miles/6 month oil change, tire rotation and systems checks.  All good, which was a relief, if not particularly a surprise, and we're on for driving to Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls, Binghamton, and points wherever else in a couple weeks' time.

After Charlie's got done with us, we went crosstown for breakfast at Lisa's, and then, reasoning that the coast was going to be a Total Zoo, set off up-country (which would be north, to you) on the Big Road, so as to (1) get me some practice driving the Big Roads (my default is the mid-road, if there is one), and (2) not go home immediately.  We stopped at the overlook and tried to say hello to Mount Katahdin, but it was being shy today, hiding under a mantle of clouds.

We continued north and got off at Benedicta (town motto, To Work is to Pray; population 314), drove through town to Sherman, where we found the ramp to the expressway going south, and took advantage of it.

A stop for lunch and home again, to wage war on the ants, and also to dust and vacuum the inside of the car.  Car wash is on the list, and we need more bug juice for the windshield cleaner.

While we were on the road the blue striped Russian sailor shirt arrived from Peterman, and it's gorgeous.  I'm torn between being sorry I waited so very long to buy it, and being delighted that, when I did buy it, it did prove to be splendid.

Speaking of clothes, I found my red hat, which was covered in cat fur (strange).  I have brushed it off, and it, too, is ready for a road trip.

I was going to work this evening, but that kind of got kicked sideways, so tomorrow is a no-internet, all work, all day, sorta day.

And I think that catches us up. Everybody have a terrific weekend.

Today's blog post brought to you by Bruce Springsteen, "4th of July, Asbury Park".  Here's your link.

 

Road Trip Special

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 11:51 am
rolanni: (sharontea)
The numbers are in.

[personal profile] kinzel   estimates that the total cost of this Wild Atlantean Adventure will be on the order of $1500. In order to try to offset some of this cost, we -- that's Sharon Lee and Steve Miller -- are offering to those interested a copy of the September 2006 printing of Partners in Necessity (including Conflict of Honors, Agent of Change, and Carpe Diem) for $30 postpaid (overseas folks, please add $5 postage -- I hate to ask, but it's a HUGE book).

We will sign each book and add an inscription commemorating the Atlanta Road Trip, April 2007.


We will begin accepting orders now via PayPal to rolanniATkorval.com (replace AT with @). Those who wish to pay by check or money order, please send to Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, PO Box 179, Unity Maine 04988. Please put  Road Trip Special in the Note field.

I'll continue to accept orders until Steve is home.

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