"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, June 13, 2010

One week until departure!

With only a week before I leave, this weekend has been spent doing last minute fixes to the Green Giant and trailer.  I also started packing.  

My dad has been spending many, many hours since we bought the Green Giant to get it in shape for the trip and a summer away from his mechanical eye.  I would never be able to do all the equine activities I do if I didn't have my dad.  This week the GG has an appointment with a diesel specialist to check the transmission and then it's cleared for travel.  The trailer required less work.  Unfortunately, the customer service where I bought the trailer did not live up to my expectations and so Dad is cramming a few last minute minor fixes in this week.  

There are two huge suitcases packed with work, barn, and fun clothes sitting upstairs in my room.  I work in MKE (Milwaukee) Monday to Wednesday this week and head home Thursday morning.  Thursday and Friday will be spent packing the trailer with our things.  

Sitta/Jenna has the house to herself this summer.  She starts nursing school on June 21 and I doubt she'll notice I'm not here!  She bought a patio set and grill, so I expect she'll have many nice evenings cooking.

Oh boy, it's 9:30am already!  I have lots to do today must get a move on.  Maybe later today I'll spend some time exploring this blog and its options.

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