I just edited my "about me" blurb on the side of the blog. It had read "we hope to have the house ready for sale by fall of 2012." I am a realist. I changed it to read "summer of 2013." I hope I don't have to change it again next year, but if I do, I do.
As much as I enjoyed it, I know that the trip was just a vacation and not reality. I am eager to jump right in and get to work, but I have to take a deep breath and let Craig set the pace and priorities. He has already gotten a little painting done and made several calls to get pending jobs back on track.
Before we left, I was very close to going to the doctor and asking for some antidepressant drugs. The further we got from the house, the less I felt I needed them.
While on the trip, I finished reading a book called "Spontaneous Happiness" recommended by Laura. It emphasizes living in the "now" and not dwelling on the past or future. That was easy on vacation. If you are hiking you have to focus on the "now" or you will trip and break your neck.
It is not so easy at home.
I have to learn patience.
I have to learn to wait.
I will stay focused on the positive.
I will not let the cloud of depression fall down around me again.
I know I tend to dwell on the negative. I will stop doing that!
I can make plans. I have always been OK with making changes to them.
I have taken the first steps towards organizing our next trip. I have booked four night at a campground in Yosemite National Park for mid-September. This will be our first time in a non-electric site.
I have been looking at the reservation site, and yesterday noticed there were only eight sites left for the date range I wanted. This morning there was only one!Time to reserve or forget the trip.
Last night I did some research on the driving route to Yosemite. It seems that Hwy 140 has been widened a bit and is the "tour bus" route to the park. The size limitation for the campground I choose is 40', so between these two I assume we can get there safely.
I found a neat application on Google Earth that lets you go to street view and visually drive a road. I checked out parts of 140 and it doesn't look too bad. After our Hwy 1 experience I'm a bit "road shy."
I have also ordered the Hopefully it will help keep us out of trouble!
Looks like the Alfa will be ready to come home tomorrow, so some stressful parking is coming up.
If I have to be anywhere other than in the Alfa for the month of August, I'm glad it is here.