Happy 2018!

Happy New Year!

I’m posting this from the safety and confines of my humble apartment, choosing to stay off the highways on Amateur Night and avoid trouble that may try to find me.

Just a few blocks down the street from me there is a fireworks stand. An OPEN fireworks stand, that is. I guess they can sell them for New Year’s Eve since I have heard them going off for several hours. Some don’t really sound like too much like your average garden-variety fireworks-stand fireworks. Some are sounding like some large-caliber weapons.

Not much has been happening lately so I haven’t really had much to post about. I worked  about two and a half days the last two weeks. I don’t know if there will be any more work until I start back next season or not. I’ve just been laying low, enjoying my time off. The weather has been crappy and the traffic has been horrendous with the holiday rush.

It’s finally sinking in that I now have a lot of free time for a while to do things and go places. I need to figure a few things out and maximize the opportunity. Europe is obviously a huge upcoming event in my life, but I am also looking at a few other things I need to do and places to see along the way. For one, I am going to do something special for my birthday and it’s something else I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I have also started pondering a multi-week road trip, taking the Scotty out if I can keep the tanks from freezing. I need to use it! I want to use it!

Last year – 2017, that is – was a sort of “transition ” year in a sense after the horrible events of 2016. I only got one weekend trip in and that is not enough. This year I’ll be doing more weekend getaways with the trailer most of the time.

My Scotty repairs seem to be holding up pretty good. I went to check on it a week or so ago and I found no water inside. That was a real relief. I am still concerned about it a little because it has a cover on it but it’s not a waterproof one.

That’s about all for this year.


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