Thursday, December 5, 2019

Still trying to get out of Dodge

My lovely wife and I had expected to be ready for the road Wednesday afternoon. Welp, so much for that. The guy who’s changing my windshield had a job go bad. I called him about forty-five minutes before his shop closed and he hadn’t touched it. However, he said he’d work late to get it done. We are picking it up at seven in the morning.

I think I’d better tip the guy. He took the job even though he’s booked solid into next week. The guy’s doing me a solid so I can head to Florida.

The cold has made my cough worse. That really saps the energy out of me and the pain wears me down. Once my lungs get a steady diet of warm moist air they should soon heal up. Hopefully I haven’t done too much damage to them.

I love the North Country, but winter and I no longer get along. It’s a darn shame as I used to really enjoy winter, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing and other activities.

Fortunately, I’m lucky that most years I can get away from the worse of winter. All I have to do is to keep it together for a few days of travel.

The blog might go dark for a few days as I travel south.



  1. A dust mask doesn't warm the air enough to help, or breathing through a scarf?

  2. Come on down !
    The weather is here !
    Let us know ifn ya need a spot to park the rig.

    1. Made it to St. A!

      Thanks Spud, might take you up on that. Still figuring out our next move. Depends where we get into next.

  3. Sixbears, have you ever considered moving south for good ? If the cold weather is as bad as you say for your lungs, maybe moving a better option ? Visiting the North in the summer would be a welcome break from the summer heat. Boating would become a year round option, (well at least most of the time).

    1. Yes, I've considered it. You never know. It might happen.