Monday, January 3, 2005
Life is good. We just got back from the pool and are having lunch; then we head to El Centro and Costco to pick up some crap we don’t need. I’ve got Internet access via a pay phone (I’ve GOT to get a photo of that!) and just posted a bunch of pictures. I only have about 5000 more pictures to post! Here’s a pic out our "living/dining room" and out our door.
Well, like good Americans, we dumped money into the local economy. The $200 store (Costco) lived up to its name and we managed to spend $100 at Target. We got Jamie a new espresso machine (electric) to replace the stove top that didn’t work (which I’m shipping back tomorrow). Tomorrow we only need to get up at the butt-crack of dawn (that’s for you, Andrew), dump our tanks, feed the kids, try to keep Jamie’s new espresso machine from burning down the trailer (which he played with while I did dishes, loaded the van with bikes and extra food and cleaned out the car, but hey; *I’m* not complaining…), hitch up the van (unless I do that tonight - it’s only 11:30pm and all the kids are awake - should be a cinch), buy car parts, hit the Post Office and buy a new trailer brake cable. Did I tell the story of how the girls absconded with the cable? No? It will have to wait til my blood settles… The coyotes howl and I’m dialed up via a pay phone.