My birthday is past, the visits to family in Los Angeles and the visit of the Charlottesville family is far enough past that we have restored the house to a semblance of order. I am ready to be on the road! I call it “itchy tires” because they need to roll.
For those who keep score of my RV maintenance odyssey even sitting in storage has resulted in some work. I decided that I had to have a flat screen, HD, TV in the front cabinet to not watch. This new one weighs 12 pounds vs the former hulk weighing in at 70 pounds. I am less afraid of its falling in our laps on a rough road than the old one. It also uses LEDs for the back light which will draw much less power, should I turn it on. I should even be able to run it off of battery in the desert.
Just last week the coach was in again. This time for a major recall on the brakes that I have been waiting for for two years. Of course the pads had 73,000 miles on them and were not included in the recall. Another ouch. I am hoping it is now ready for the road.
We still have a weekend drive to Shelburne VT to spend with my sister Sandy and David and family and a flying weekend to Sarasota FL for a Bar Mitzvah. In the mean time we are waiting for the roof on our house to be replaced, again, if the weather will only relent.
I WANT TO BE ON THE ROAD!
Oh, yes, I am retiring. I have some work to do to make it complete, but my life insurance license is a thing of the past, on my birthday yet. I expect to keep my securities license for a few more months and then that will be gone too. Not sure how I will adapt to giving up those emblems of my work identity for the past 36 years. So far I am fine with it. I am even giving up the CLU ChFC after my name, time to take on a different identity.
I am ready to be on the road! My tires are itchy.