I like the way the sunset is reflected on the Alfa slide. I did nothing to the color in this image. The rest of the coach was its normal white.
I vowed that as soon as we got back from San Diego I would get back into getting rid of stuff, but was sidelined by a bad cold.
However, after a couple of rest days I did get started on a new project.
Sorting our CDs.
Please don't tell me we should be just putting them on the computer.
I know that is a good option, but Craig is both the computer guy and the music guy and he has chosen not to do that yet.
We have well over 300 CDs. Far too many to take along in the RV. I had hoped Craig might sort through them, but that hasn't happened, so I started the project myself. I packed them up and brought them into the Alfa.
Until we sort them out we won't be able to use the couch!
Although I have no set number, I would like to get them down to about 100 of our favorites. I started listening to them and making a pile of rejects several days ago.
Craig is more of a music fan than I am, and he bought most of them, but I have my favorites too.
After a couple of days, he joined me in the culling task and we have moved the project down to the house in the evenings so we can sit in front of a cozy fire while doing it.
We have rediscovered some CDs of artists we have always enjoyed [From Craig: Lynn Miles!!!], and listened to parts of many that we wondered why we had them in the first place!
Once we get them culled down to a manageable number we may transfer them to the computer, or not. The Alfa has a very nice sound system and two pretty good CD players. We are just such old fashioned people. Craig hasn't gotten into iTunes yet, but I'm sure he will once we are on the road. He does read books on our Kindle and (since it broke) on the iPad using the Kindle App. I think once he gets into making his own play list there will be no stopping him!
Craig has finally started to list his sound system equipment on a web marketplace called Audiogon. If anyone is interested in how it works, leave a comment and he will do a post or reply by email.
He sold all of his records last summer, and before we went to San Diego he took his turntable and related hardware to the same guy who bought the records. He has the turntable and is working on selling the other stuff. Little by little, we are dealing with the hard parts.
When we go down to the house now, it really feels different. We use the shower and the washing machine, and now have had a few evenings in front of the fire, but it no longer feels like home. The Alfa is our home!
Our goal right now is to do everything we can to have it ready to empty when the house does sell. We are not planning any trips for awhile.
On that note, I must say the weather here has been fantastic. Sunny and in the high sixties or low seventies most days. This is good for us because we are in the Alfa, but not really good for the mountains. It should be raining now. It is far too dry. But the rains came late last year too, so it's still possible that we won't have a drought year. When it rains here it is usually very intense and windy. That can be scary in an RV parked under big trees!
If you are in the East tonight (Jan. 3, 2014), keep warm and stay in. Sounds like you are really getting hit hard.