Sep 20, 2018

Only seven sleeps to D – Day!

Yes bright and early, one week from today, we will be on the road.  Oh how my soul craves to be in the RV sweeping down the open road mile after mile after mile.  Soon, but first so much to do.

I had to have a strong talk with Colin this afternoon and insist that no he could not do yet another job for a client tonight.  Yes it is nice to want to help your clients but it is time to help ourselves.  He still has two full days at his computer.  Meanwhile I can’t quite close the books as I need to get the final two invoices ( based on the amount of photoshop time  as well as photography time ) in order to sort out the GST and the PST.  I can’t pay those taxes until the invoices are done.   Tomorrow we have sixteen errands to run 😯  Likely it will take most of the day.

Almost beach time 🙂

Three of those stops include picking up cheques and then later doing a final deposit.  I do have one large cheque coming in the mail from Edmonton.  If it does not get here tomorrow then that means another run to the bank next Tuesday.  Our mail comes late in the afternoon.  I have three cheques coming by direct deposit within the next month.  These last two invoices will be easier, one will be an E-transfer. ( ASAP I hope ) and the other client is very graciously going to take the cheque to a branch of our bank early next week and deposit it for us 😀

Tomorrow at midnight the insurance runs out on my car and it will go into storage till the end of June.  That also means that we will only have the one vehicle from now on.  We also need to insure the RV tomorrow.  Once that is done we can finally order our Mexican insurance.  So many details.

One of the big issues we are dealing with tomorrow is getting two new tires on the Jeep.  You might recall that last year we had to get two new front tires in Mazatlan.  Colin went to two different tires stores here last week and apparently the back tires have cracks in them and the heat of Mexico will only cause more problems so they say.  I did some online research and it is actually cheaper for us to buy the tires here than in the US and tomorrow is the day.

I am still behind a day in my to do’s but if I get through the day tomorrow and put in another two hours afterward, then I just might be able to start some packing on Saturday.  I have visions of next Thursday morning coming and not being loaded.  I do have one small appointment on Saturday and another major one on Tuesday and then I am not leaving here unless I am in the RV 😛

There is a bright light coming.  We have two days of rain ( not showers ) to deal with and then the sun is going to come out 😎  That means loading the RV in sunshine with a bit of heat ( 18 – 21 C/64 .5 – 70F ).  Perfect.  Looks like our Indian summer is a non event this year and fall is early.  Can winter be far behind?

I leave you with this fun graphic about beer prices around the world.

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8 Responses to “Only seven sleeps to D – Day!”

  1. George Yates says:

    Nice` to be able to wrap things up and soon you be back on the road again. Good tires is a must when travelling. I have always found buying our tires here in Canada much less expensive for good tires.

  2. Tires are cheaper in Canada and a wise thing to take care of before leaving.
    Also a time to close the books on our working life and get back to relaxing mode.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  3. Deborah S. says:

    Do take care of yourselves! I seem to start every vacation with some ailment, probably because I’m tired and stressed. But I do believe it’s optional!

    • contessa says:

      I agree, so often the stress before a trip leads up to a cold or worse. Once I put the business to bed the rest will be easy. Almost there.

  4. Linda & Russell says:

    You are so organized, I have no doubt you’ll get everything done in time to sit back, take a breath, and enjoy some wine before you leave. I’m looking forward to your travels and will be jealous when you arrive in Mazatlan. It will be late next year before we can return. We hope to go to Czech Republic for a month in June to visit Russell’s daughter. I’m so glad that according to your chart I can afford to drink beer there lol.

    • contessa says:

      Oh no, we womn’t get to see you next spring. But it sounds like you are going to have a fab time. Glad I got the beer sorted out for you.

      PS..I am still drinking wine if only to destress if that is a word 🙂

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