Thanks all, I feel a little bit better...now he's saying we can leave maybe 3 days later than we thought, but I'm still putting a week in my head for sanity's sake and to keep myself from being too disappointd again. I think he's trying to make me feel better and the fact is he wants to go as badly as I do. Hearing that I have admirable patience makes me feel less spoiled and selfish, maybe it's just normal. The whole block has been asking us when we're bringing it home, and is excited for us.
Stefroberts, that web site is the kind of thing I love to browse, thanks. It won't make it worse!
71 safari; yeah we looked into towing home; it's just too expensive and a big hassle for the size we bought. Plus, we are looking forward to the adventure of going to get it. The reason my husband is working so hard is for *extra* money for the trip; we need to buy weight distribution equipment, new tires, pack wheel bearings, and these things always end up being more expensive than we thought...we made a down payment but still owe the owner the balance too. Hence me keeping my mouth shut!
Greg176; got a laugh out loud for that one.
I am preparing for the trip; borrowing a friend's truck shell and putting in a futon mattress so we can take turns sleeping and driving, bought a single disc DVD player for $40 to watch movies which I am about to borrow from a neighbor who owns EVERYTHING on DVD, burning CD's and buying up some on half.com for the music part, I'm even going to get books on tape from the library and use my old tape player with headphones to listen on the road. I've got my laptop all set up with a dialup connection that provides local free numbers; all emails are transferred to the laptop, and a distribution list of people who care about our crazy trip is all configured.
We have a free room at the El Dorado in Reno for the first night and I plan to get a massage the night before the jaunt to Salt Lake City begins...
anything else, reminders are welcome.
My email address is email@example.com
and on the road it will be firstname.lastname@example.org
I will make that second one my default email whilst we are breezing down lovely highway 80, 80, 80 and 80. East.