I'm still contemplating the treadmill ... at least I could forego the icicles, but they can't get it shipped in time for setup before I leave. It will have to wait!!
Once outside, my nose immediately froze and my fingertips were like icicles as I pulled down the sweatshirt sleeves and walked a little faster. The only people in sight were the garbage truck drivers, who got the last of the Sees Candy boxes I purchased.
By the way, if you still need a stocking stuffer or a really nice present for the Mrs., be sure and go online to Amazon.com and pick up Miss Terry's Kitchen in either book or kindle form. It's a great cookbook to keep in the rig ... making it possible for YOU to eat as good as Nick does!!
After laying in front of the fireplace, playing with Cooper of course, I finally thawed out enough to feed the animals and myself, before printing out my check list for the trip south. My oh my ... only two weeks left till liftoff. I can feel my blood pressure starting to rise just talking about it!!
I know, you would think by now I'd be used to driving that thing around the country ... and once I get the first 50 miles under my belt, I'm fine. Actually, it's not the driving ... it's the what-ifs! That's the lovely gift my mother passed on to me ... but what if??? Going over the checklist helps ... kinda sorta!!
Since I haven't been anywhere in over two months, I started up the engine ... she purred like a kitten ... and let her run for thirty minutes. I'm not sure if that was long enough, but I checked the transmission fluid which I'm assuming was okay. It's hard to hang on to that really REALLY long dip stick while trying to read the fluid level. I read somewhere that you can push the transmission buttons in a certain order and it will tell you the actual level, but I lost those directions. Maybe someone can help me out there. It's a freightliner, if that makes any difference.
The air filter and oil levels are good, so it was time to run the generator. Rattle rattle rattle. It started up just fine, ran like a champ, but there is a definite loud rattle. I put that on the checklist for Indio when I have the oil changed.
That's about it ... another exciting day in the life of a single woman!! No baking, since I'm out of some important ingredients like flour and sugar and have enough frozen meals to last two months. Today as I steel myself for the LAST Bingo night of the year (and the last night of heartburn due to the hotdog dinner), I'll hit the grocery store.
It's going to be a busy week!! Lunch out of town with friends tomorrow and critiquing the College Photography class portfolios (that's always fun), then I think I'm being sworn in as a Trustee Thursday. Not really sure about that one!!
I hope everyone is having a great Christmas season with their families!! Now to find that wool scarf so my nose won't fall off!!