My goal yesterday was to finish off the entire cab area of Dod. I posted my goal early yesterday morning and then walked outside into RAIN! Yes, it does rain in Southern California. The two products I purchased to complete the bottom portion of the task both had warning labels about using the product in high humidity. It was one of those "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" kinds of moments. I actually wanted to finish my goal for the day but was glad that Mother Nature intervened and gave me an extra day.
Even though I had to postpone the flooring until today, I was able to cover the walls leading to the living area with carpet and to install the same carpet on the ceiling of the cab. Right in the middle of installing the covering for the ceiling, I started to miss DJ. It was one of those moments when I wanted to say "Can you give me a hand?", but there was no one there. I had to balance a 3' x 5' piece of carpet on my head while attempting to fasten it to the ceiling. It's no fun to attempt a two person job by yourself! I got it done but fine-tuning it will go on the "to do" list for while we are on the road.
As I worked on Dod I came to a decision. I am leaving a month early! I may wuss out and wait until Tuesday, July 5th to leave (avoiding holiday traffic) but my goal is to leave on July 1st. It may be "foolhardy" to cut 30 days from my preparation time but I have several people to blame for my decision. If you look at "My Blog List" you will find out who they (you) are. All of the great stories and pictures make staying here almost unbearable. Besides, if you had just a few items left on your punch list, wouldn't you rather complete them in a beautiful forest than in your driveway?
The sun is out this morning and I will start the flooring project as soon as I have my breakfast.