Less than four weeks to go. Starting to get nervous/excited.
Progress has been made. Dropped off my passport application yesterday. Had to pay an extra ten dollars to be able to pick it up. That’s right, free for them to send it to my house but I have to pay extra to be allowed to come in and pick it up. By picking it up I will be guaranteed to have it before launch date. Their site still said ten days but when I went in they said “blah, blah, blah postal strike blah, blah July 5th.” so I paid the extra money and now I’m allowed to go get it June 28th. Picture was done by Harvey’s Studio for twenty dollars (tax included) and was accepted on the first try. There were none of the lines and extra waiting rooms that were the norm when the American gov started to require passports, in fact it took me longer to walk to the office than it did for the whole process.
Ontario peeps have been contacted and the Canadian portion of the trip has been mapped, scheduled and directions printed.
Bought a power box (battery with AC outlets) and tested it with the CPAP machine overnight. Works great so I’ll be able to sleep in the car AND get rested up.
I am going ahead with a fund raiser, portraits in the park. I will hang out at Odell park and do portraits for anyone who wants to make a donation of any amount. Singles, couples, families and pets or any combination of these.
Still have to modify the car and get a database up and running at work but we are making progress. Still not sure if I should be nervous or excited. YAY Me!