Just another average sunset in paradise!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Goals are just goals!

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.


  1. And I was soooo looking forward to seeing your pictures of the completed project!

    Sunshine is always better than rain. It's sunny today in Oregon.....better hurry!

  2. Any forest is better than any driveway by a long shot! :)

  3. If you don't finish everything before you leave the world won't end. There are stores wherever you go and you can slowly work on things while travelling to give you a break from driving. I obviously understand that big things pertaining to drive reliability need to be done before leaving; but other small jobs that only need small tools can be done on the road when you are sick of driving and want to take a few days off.
    I remember our countdown it seemed to take forever for the days to pass even though we had lots to do before leaving.
    Don't stress and enjoy your travels. Mexico awaits you when you are ready.

  4. I'm with you on this one. We were going to stay put till November, but have decided that's just too long. Gonna get back on the road end of July.

  5. I agree, goals are just goals, nothing more. Just think, two more weeks and you'll be just about set to hit the road.