Back on track re: dates
Okay, now I'm not playing catch-up with my posts anymore. Today's Tues, and I leave on Fri. Between now and then I have to get some stuff notarized, move a couch, mattress/box spring and what STILL seems like a crapload of boxes, train when possible, say goodbye to various people, clean out of my place, and keep my car one step ahead of the parking regulations (had to move it this morning, then will have to move it again this afternoon).
The trip will be exciting once I get under way. It's just preparing for it that is surprisingly mundane. And now that I think about it, I certainly hope it's exciting, but only within reason. What I mean is, when I told Brian, one of our brown belts, about my trip, his response was, "You're gonna pack heat, right?" He's also a Chicago city cop, so that may have something to do with it, but maybe not, seeing as how my uncle and a couple other people had the same thought. I'm not going to get a gun, mostly b/c I don't trust myself with one; I didn't grow up around them so they make me nervous. I know plenty of people I trust around guns because they know how to use them, but I'm not one of them. Brian also suggested a taser. Probably not. I'll just trust in the overall decency of humankind.
Or keep the doors and windows locked and never look a stranger in the eye.