I haven’t yet done the math but I think I’ve traveled somewhere near 380 miles today. I’m glad to be out of the truck. I can tell the results of my recent fall, the lack of exercise and stretching, as well as the osteoporosis and arthritis. It is absolutely hell growing old!
Tomorrow I will have a short day of driving and can take my time leaving for Milwaukee. I always did like leaving early though as the traffic is light to nonexistent. That is, unless you are near a large city.
It was nice to see all the green when I entered Minnesota this morning, but the green became greener as I got into Wisconsin. There was no place to take pictures of the Big Muddy (Missouri River) as I crossed the border into Wisconsin, so I just aimed the camera out of the car window and you can’t really see very much.
I got a phone call while driving today from an 800 area code, but something made me answer it. It was the White House Inn calling to ask if it was ok that they charge my credit card for the postage to mail me the Apple charger. It should be waiting for me when I arrive in NY. I doubt if I will spend $80 for a backup cord – if this doesn’t teach me a lesson then I shouldn’t have internet access forevermore! I can check my email on my brother’s computer when I’m in Milwaukee. If there was an Apple store in the neighborhood I might take the laptop in and ask them if I could charge it there in the store, but Apple stores aren’t seen that often, and they are usually in large malls which I try to stay away from. Being without a computer for a couple of days won’t kill me!
About the comment on Lady drinking out of the toilet, I might say that in all the motels I’ve stopped at so far this trip I haven’t yet seen one toilet that had a lid to close. I don’t know why they don’t have them, unless it’s just one more item to clean. I have known people who must go to work and be away all day, who leave the lid up so their pets will always have water available. It’s true that you don’t know what a motel cleans it with, but she is not a pedigreed dog – she is a tough mutt!
My great niece (aged 14) is going to stay with Lady while we go to visit Dianne in Chicago (actually Bensenville). We are only going down for the day and Lady should love not having to jump up into the truck, to say nothing of being happy with a new friend.
I will cut this short and maybe I will have enough power left for another day.