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the eleventh hour

Well, most of the important stuff on the to-do list got done in spite of the rain. The oil change can be done tomorrow, as can dropping off Craig's copies of Stipple, and the dropping off of keys with the super. Even with all that, I should still be on the road and over at Karl & Joella's to pick up the revolver by noon or 1 PM at the latest.

Turned out there were two boxes and some miscellaneous stuff (mostly belonging to the ex) in the apartment, and the effort of dragging those downstairs and stuffing them into the Sportage drained me of gumption. As if that wasn't fun enough, the ex inflicted some minor drama on me when I called to see if jamestrainor was still awake. It was not serious drama, and since I didn't actually have to deal with her when I got to James' place it was all good, especially since there's never a good time to get in the middle of the mother-daughter cold war.

So...going to have a bedtime snack and get a good night's sleep, since I'm looking at about nine hours of driving through southern Minnesota and eastern Iowa in the rain after I get done farting around locally. That plan puts me in Bloomington IL (oddly enough) after 515 miles on the road. It'll be interesting to see how far I actually get, since I'll have to stop for fuel at least once (probably in/near Cedar Rapids) and I suspect fatigue will catch up with me in the Quad Cities rather than in the middle of Illinois, but we'll see how it goes.


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Aug. 19th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
Happy trails! May the road be fast and dry, and your road trip almost totally unlike the one I had on Monday.
Aug. 20th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
It was neither, but there are worse places to wind up than the Quad Cities...or Cedar Rapids...or...or this place! :)
Aug. 20th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, Waterloo ain't bad!

I once spent nearly a week in Montecello, Utah, after my 10-year-old Honda Civic melted it's distributor. If you're thinking "where?!?", it's the spot where Route 666 dead ends.

Here's hoping that tomorrow's stint is drier, then!
Aug. 20th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
Not bloody likely, according to weather.com - apparently I am doomed to return to God's Country through the rain all the way down the Interstates. :(
I'll be happy if there's less lightning along the route.
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