Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gearing Up For the Big Get-a-way

Here it is, folks - the last week of school, and time to prepare for the big summer road trip.

On Friday, the girls and I will pile into the van and head off across freeways with steadily decreasing designations for the start of our summer vacation. But before we can leave, there is a lot of preparation to do.

This past week was already a busy one. I ordered a half-dozen frozen ducks, and had to defrost the freezer to make room for them. Then on Friday, we loaded the sauna into the van for our Saturday delivery. The lady who bought the sauna lives 4 1/2 hours away in Houston, so most of our day was spent driving and unloading and driving again.

Fortunately, the apartment where we made the delivery was near an Ikea. Score! We had in-store credit and a completely empty van! The temptation to fill it nearly overwhelmed me, but I exercised caution and just bought four small things, including some lemon cookies. Yum.

This week is going to be a mad dash to the finish line. I need to get the van lubed and a windshield chip repaired, clean the bathroom, mow both front and back lawns, get Alyssa's braces wire adjusted, shop for two weeks worth of food for Kara, and re-buzz my hair. This is in addition to all of the packing that needs to be done.

Yup, it's going to be an exciting week.

1 comment:

Pink Ink said...

Sounds exciting! Have fun.

Did you say "ducks"?