I went to Roswell this morning. I really did not want to because of the weather. It was cloudy, grey, threatening rain, and in fact the forecast said to expect thunderstorms. I hated leaving Jazi with her fear of storms, but I had no choice. I had some banking things to do that I've been putting off for ten days, and I just needed to get it done.
In Roswell, it rained most of the time I was there. Sometimes it was just a minimal sprinkle, others it was a light rain. It never rained hard, but it was pretty constant. Then on the way home, it rained almost the whole time. The mountains were still obscured with the clouds, and I fully expected to come home to a freaked out little dog. But no! When I got here, it appeared that it didn't do more than just sprinkle here, and very little of that! Odd!
And it was really chilly when I got here. At about 2:45 this afternoon, the temp was 57°. It's still that now, a little after 5:00. It's going to get down to the mid 40s tonight and tomorrow night. Yes, you heard/read that right, 46° tonight!! I had a cup of hot chocolate a bit ago, and it tasted so good!
I got my banking stuff taken care of and did a wee bit of shopping. Among a few other things, I bought the bags to pack in, the kind that you vacuum or squeeze the air out of. I'm going to do some "practice packing." I need to see how it fits to know what luggage I should take.
Tomorrow I will make my reservations. It is still two months away, but I'm probably going to be fidgeting about things till then! I have my traveling wardrobe planned, but I'll probably change it a few times between now and then. I am going to look at my luggage and see if I have one that will allow me to carry everything on with me so I don't have to worry about missing bags. The one I intended to take is about 5 inches too big (the total of height x length x depth) for most of the airlines to consider it carry-on. Drat. Oh, well, I'll work it out.
After I got home I putzed around the house for a while, and just a few minutes ago, I looked out front, and in my lower driveway was manna from heaven, a great gift!
Do you see it down there?
It's a huge pile of 2x6s, dropped off by a neighbor. He is a contractor, and he knew I needed several of them to replace rotten boards in my handicap ramp. He told me he had a small job, replacing a deck/porch on a business, and he would save the good lumber for me! Hot damn! There is more than enough for what I needed now, and it will give me some left over to use for replacements in the future. I'm SO happy!! And at the same time, I'm dreading the chore ahead, 'cause I have no excuse for putting it off now!! I hadn't replaced them because I honestly couldn't afford to buy the boards. I was going to start buying one or two at a time when the weather cooled off. Well, guess what .... the weather is cool AND I have lumber! No excuses now!