First off welcome Jackie, my latest follower. Seems like a gal after my own heart, wants to travel but has a art/craft that involves lots of materials! WE will figure it out!
I'm feeling pretty good today. I was able to put in a solid morning of work on several animal head sculptures. I had an order for a Polar Bear before Christmas that I promised for February shipment, and got orders for a Moose and a Deer while we were gone. January is often a slow month, so these were an unexpected bonus.
Thoughts about our trip continued:
I'm learning that each couple, or individual, has to find their own way of doing things. Some say there are "pink" jobs and "blue" jobs, or if solo "all" jobs. But as I read about other couples, I have learned that some men do most of the cooking, and some women do most of the driving. There is no "only" way.
It seems for most couples, the man is the driver and the woman is the ground crew giving directions. If you have followed my blog for a while, you know we have an unusually difficult home parking situation, and although we did manage to get the Alfa parked four times before Christmas it was not without mishap, nor great strain on our relationship.
So this time we tried reversing our roles. Craig drove down the short but curvy part of our road, and got the Alfa backed into the first 37 feet or so of the driveway. It took a couple of tries, but he did it. However, but the time we got it that far I was getting frazzled. So we stopped, and changed places. It turns out Craig is much better at giving directions, and I am much better at taking them. The result was we got her parked and were not upset with each other.
Still not an easy job, but a neighbor who had watched us before happened to be walking his dogs on the road and declared we were getting to be "experts!"
Last fall one of our friends, who is a retired Navy pilot, told us that in parking a large plane a pilot must do only what the ground crew signals him to do. He must not try to drive the plane himself. That's what I did and it worked.
I don't mind this role reversal, but Craig can keep doing the dumping and power connections!
Who does what in your rig?