We struck a deal. The Honda Odyssey is sold!
This marks the end of a seven-year struggle for me. When I bought that car in 2004, she was already over ten years old. At that time I was emotionally exhausted and depressed. I was three years into a very challenging, stressful career and I was recently estranged from my daughter and three grandchildren.
I drove that car through a very long, dark valley.
If you’ve read “about rvsue” you know I’m not the sentimental type. However, one early evening last week, looking at that car, freshly polished, sparkling in the dim light of dusk, I realized how far I had come since the day I drove her off the used car lot in 2004. I choked up remembering the difficult days I had faced, days when car trouble would have put me over the edge! Thanks, trusty ol’ pal. And thanks to God for walking me through to this sunshiny day.
I’m retired! Tuesday is my last day!
My retirement will make the canine crew extremely happy. They hate workdays. Saturday mornings I’ve sung this little song to let them know the weekend had finally arrived: (with gusto) “It’s Saturday. I don’t go away. I stay home all day. So we can play! Hip-hip-hooray! It’s Saturday!” Without fail this makes Spikey go nuts with joy, barking and doing his 180-degree spins . . . Janie prancing around and Bridget jumping on me, squealing, losing her mind . . . What a happy ruckus!
Now every day is Saturday!
What’s next? Get the Perfect Tow Vehicle equipped: a transmission cooler and a tow hitch with brake controller. Call the firing range and sign up for Tuesday gun class. Take Janie to the vet for her annual visit. Walk every morning — no more excuse that there isn’t time before work!
I just hafta’ say . . .
. . . on behalf of the canine crew and myself, thank you for coming back again to our blog or, if this is your first time here, for reading this and past pages. If you’ve been dreaming, like me, of becoming a fulltime vagabond, you’ve probably read a lot of blogs written by people who have lived the nomad life for several years. You know what’s available in cyberspace: blogs with fantastic photos and stories about incredibly wonderful places to camp and such. So we appreciate you stopping by!
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