[Sca-cooks] I need helpful suggestions
phlip at 99main.com
Wed Jan 30 17:40:32 PST 2008
I do understand, Huette, but the thought of you two driving all that
distance worries me- I'd much rather you did it in two stages. The
trip to Pennsic, for me, is about 10 hours, and despite being a long
experienced driver (used to drive 1000-2000 miles per week, as part of
my job) the trip to and from Pennsic is exhausting. Of course, it
doesn't help that I usually have spent all day packing, etc before I
go ;-) But, last year, I was thrilled to convince Rob to stop at a
motel on the way back. I DON'T like driving when I'm that tired, and
Rob just isn't safe (we usually run tandem).
On Jan 30, 2008 8:30 PM, Huette von Ahrens <ahrenshav at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thank you, everyone, for all the helpful suggestions.
> Phlip, we really would like to do the trip in two days, but we can't at this moment. My brother
> has to give up his vacation time so that we can do this. He is willing to give us three days.
> I asked for four and he balked. The problem is that the merchant autocrat has stated [after we
> sent in our paperwork, by the way] that all merchants have to be set up by noon on Wednesday.
> There is no way that we can get there that early. The best we can do is leave Wednesday night
> and arrive early Thursday morning. You have to remember that I am a caregiver for my 92 year old
> invalid mother. Once my mother is gone, we will have no time restraints. But until that happens
> [I doubt that it will happen anytime soon. Her mother was an invalid also and she lived to be
> almost 100.] I have to ask my brother to take time off work so that there will be someone to
> watch over her while I am gone. And, no, we can't afford to hire a professional caregiver to
> stay with her while we are gone. That expense would negate all the reasons to try to make money
> off of Hroar's pottery.
> I have been for this past month staying up all night and sleeping in the morning so that it
> won't be a shock to my system to try to keep awake all night. This is kind of easy for me
> as I already am a night owl by nature. The problem is that Hroar is a morning dove. He has
> been trying to stay up as late as he can, but he fades after 11 pm. He wants to trade off
> driving, but I worry about him driving at night as he has the beginnings of macular degeneration.
> So far, what we have worked out is that I will drive until we get out of the outskirts of
> the Greater Los Angeles Area, which means until the desert area beyond Hemet, which is about
> a 2 hour drive. Once we are in the more rural areas, we will switch off. I am hoping that
> the more rural area will mean less traffic so that Hroar will be able to handle driving.
> And we will switch off as needed. Once we get to Phoenix I will take over and drive us through
> the populated areas where there will be more traffic.
> I like the idea of chewing on gum or eating jerky. I will bring those along. Unfortunately,
> the CD/tape player in Hroar's van isn't working, so books on tape or disk won't be possible.
> And taking a player along won't be possible as almost all of our space will be filled with
> pottery or our booth. But the radio does work and we will find a station that will supply
> us with music to sing along with.
> Thanks again.
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