Archive for September, 2006

Week 16 – Nine to five

On a typical day — and there actually are quite a few of them — I wake up around 7:00 a.m. and wait for either Bayla or Jack to start stirring and wake the other. I don’t really have to worry about Jackie, because she tries to hold on to the sleep thing as long as she possible can — sort of like watching a little kid clutching a liquefying ice cream cone in a smoldering summer parking lot.

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Week 15 – Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-chilly. We are on the east coast now and things are changing. It is really cold today and the leaves are taking on the colors of Fall. Yesterday was a little nippy, but today is down right cold. The fact that we are leaving tomorrow for Connecticut and then Maine – even further north – is a little worrisome. Thankfully we have heating in the trailer.

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Week 14 – America: Up for grabs

I’ve become fascinated with vacant buildings. The thought of a developed property not only going unused – but completely abandoned – is downright disturbing.

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Week 13 – You spin me round, round, right round

Hold on tight and here we go…I (Jackie) took the reigns of the 50’(or so) beast as we headed through New Mexico. Don’t look left, don’t look right, just pretend you are driving the truck as you always do. Be careful to maintain your speed so other drivers know what to expect of you and if you find yourself coming up on another vehicle or see cars coming in on an onramp, move over, pass quickly (but not too quickly) and then move back into position in the slow lane and, again, maintain a constant speed.

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