Well, we made it to Georgia, but not without trial and tragedy. Here’s a quick recap:
Got bit by a spider, stung by a bee and poison oak on me all in the same day- and I don’t remember any of it.
One of the cats went on walkabout and didn’t return home. I think she moved in with the neighbors because she didn’t want to go with us.
Took a day longer to get out of Portland than we thought it would. So, we were a full day behind schedule.
On the day we left, we got soaked through to the skin and had to change clothes 3 times just trying to get the tow bar hooked up between the pickup and the moving truck.
Lost my pickup while still in town when the tow bar gave. Even the auto parts guys were surprised this happened. Pickup damage was extensive enough that we had to leave it in Oregon. So, we are now auto-less.
Blew an air hose clamp just outside of Laramie, WY. Luckily, they had us back on the road within 30 minutes.
Stayed at a creepy motel in a not so nice part of Kansas City. I will never stay at that particular chain again. We left after just a short 4 hour rest, in which I don’t think we slept at all.
The house is one bedroom shy of what we were told, but we’re making it work.
Can’t find anyone in the Atlanta area that will sell us a car without a Georgia license. Seems strange to me because we have Oregon licenses, and we could have bought a car pretty much anywhere else with our valid licenses, out of state or not. As we will have to re-take the driving test for Georgia (no reciprocity here with Oregon apparently), we cannot do so without a car. So we are caught in a catch-22.
Our beloved Freya passed away about the time we crossed the Georgia line. She was apparently hiding cancer from me. However, she passed peacefully, doing what she loved best- going for a ride. We are devastated and she will be greatly missed.
I am taking a mental health week because I’m not good for anything right now.
Hope this past week has treated y’all much better than it did me.