tomorrow is the day – i leave and will be on the road for nearly 2 weeks.  as always, these days, i find myself feeling a little unsure – dare i say a little ‘scared’??  i’m always ok once i’ve begun – or at least fairly quickly after. ^_^  i thought i’d share the pictures i took of the van loaded.  so far only the business stuff – no suitcase or rolling ‘office’ or food, etc.  i had to find out if it would all fit – the new racks, that is.  looks like it will be ok.  will be a little tight sleeping in there with everything still loaded – but then, that’s always been the case.  i think i actually have more space now – except for where that folding rack butts up against the mattress. ^_^  check it out.

before i leave, i will unroll and inflat the mattress – much easier than doing in the rest area after having driven for 9-10 hours.  will put sophie’s bed on top of it while we drive.  somehow we both manage to sleep on that very narrow bed. ^_^

i have made better use of the side areas than i did before.  was surprised how much i could fit between the rack and the wall – on both sides.  no longer have to squeeze the tiny tables into the little space between the platform and the back door.  and the new racks have eliminated 2 tubs, which saves some floor space as well.

the directv guy is here right now.  sure hope my tv is finally fully functioning by the time he leaves.  at that point i must head to the office for a bit, and then run the last of my errands.  still have a pattern to take to o.max for copies to complete some kits and the one quilt package.  have chosen my dresses and shirts – and i hope enough other clothes to get me thru non-show times.  will be visiting ee schenck while in portland – before the show.  need to purchase needles.  have none at the moment!  am doing 2 mini-classes during the show so figure i really need those needles to sell.  oh, am looking forward visiting with my grandson, wade, while in portland.  he is going to ‘man’ the booth (literally :)) while i teach.

see you in portland.   don’t think i’ll be online in walla walla.  then again???

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