The last four days have been pretty busy for me, and although I have had time to read a few blogs, I have not written anything.
Our drive to San Diego was very nice. The weather and the road were great and there was very light traffic in L.A. We easily made the trip in a one day drive, eating sandwiches as we traveled rather than stopping at restaurants along the way.
We "aced" getting out of the driveway, turning around and getting up and out of our road. Unfortunately we had a minor mishap on 3/4 mile of the mountain road that gets us out and onto the freeway. There is one very tight turn that has a rocky dirt wall on the passenger side. We encountered a pick-up driven by a local worker coming the other way. We both stopped, and looked at each other. He backed up a little, and Craig tried pulling to the right a bit. I had my head out and told him he was too close, but I think it was too late. The truck pulled around us, and as we went forward the bottom edge of the Alfa scraped along the toe of the wall. Just a big scuff, but that is also where the connector for the outside grill WAS located. It got ripped off. It will get fixed next week.
I have to admit I was pretty angry because I had told Craig he was too close, and he didn't listen to me. When we got to the first stop, I took over driving for a while and felt a lot better.
I have been a bit "out of sorts" about a number of things. But that is nothing new. I feel I've been "on edge" for a long time. It seems if I say white, Craig wants black. And yet, each new morning all is well again.
One thing that has put me on edge here is we are having some problems with the electrical system on the Alfa. We are parked, without using much of anything in the rig and it loses most of the battery reserve in 24 hours. He runs the generator for several hours, brining the indicator lights back to full charge, and then the next day it is back down. We are going to have that looked at next week.
I would write more, but the family just got back from a scout meeting and I have to go ...