Below are the diary entries for June 19, 2007.
I've been writing letters like crazy the past few months. Now I'm writing a rather difficult one to my friend Terry, who is our emergency contact if anything should happen to us on the road, and a letter to Bonnie Keyes, the pet nanny, who will take care of our cat while we are away. The letter about the cat isn't that hard, except that there's only so much you can fit on a letter-sized piece of paper. Also, I doubt that she would want to read a novel the size of "War & Peace" regarding a *cat*. I mean, it's a cat. She needs cat food. She needs the litter box changed. That's it, right? The letter to Terry is harder. I don't want to be ghoulish, but it really makes you confront your mortality. It's stupid really, because you should probably be far more aware of your mortality driving around the beltway than crossing the Rockies, but there it is.
Saturday 6/16 M&T Bank (E&N) Clean gutters (E) Wash cars (N) Mark pull weeds front & back & sweep, ironing Frank dusting, vacuuming, folding laundry Litterbox Buy cat food (N&E)
Friday 6/22 Clean fridge & turn off (N) Fill water bottles, freeze (M) Clean litter box (F) Vacuum (N) Pick up rental car (E, N, F) Pack (all) Add fuel stabilizer to Hondas (N) Spray silicone on rubber seals (N) Strip beds, wash linnens, put camping stuff on pillows etc., use sleeping bags one night (M) Load cooler (N) Shut off gas (E) Turn off water heater (E) Set thermostat (E)
Thursday 6/21 Clean bathrooms (N) Do laundry (N) Get out camping gear and provisions (N) Put flea medication on cat (M) Trim cat's nails (N, M) Put out new scratch thing (M) Put out trash (E) Take in patio furniture & recycling can (F, M)
Wednesday 6/20 Put out recycling (N) Call Bonnie (N) Call landscaping guy (N) Inform neighbors (N) Check tire pressure Hondas (E,N)