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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

Well, this Christmas hasn’t turned out exactly as we expected, but Harry and I are enjoying it nonetheless.

The good news…yesterday was my LAST day of work. It started to seem very real throughout the day as I cleaned out my desk and filled a small bag with my personal items. I opened a couple more accounts, started a loan app…and then transferred it to one of my coworkers so he would be able to follow up on it and get it done later this week. I can’t say I really felt sad to think of leaving, just about saying good-bye to my coworkers.

Harry arrived right on schedule to pick me up, and then our day went a bit haywire! When it was time for me to leave, the car wouldn’t start. So we called our roadside assistance company, and waited for the tow truck. In the meantime I called my sister, and my brother-in-law was nice enough to drive over and pick us up at the branch. We ended up going over to my sister’s for dinner, which we appreciated so much, as we had expected to be on our way to MA by then.

So this morning, instead of waking up in Massachusetts, we are hanging out in our rig. We did skype everyone this morning, and watched our little guy open his presents. Hopefully we will be able to head over there for the day on Sunday, and have our Christmas a few days late.

In other news, there looks to be a pretty good storm heading our way later this week. <sigh> We were hoping to get out of here before we got any major snow. But we still have at least twenty days before we can get going, so we may have to deal with some accumulating snow before we can hit the road. Yuck.

Anyway, Merry Christmas! Hope everyone has a great day!


  1. Sorry to hear about your car and delayed travel plans, but I hope you two have a Merry Christmas anyway.

  2. Merry Christmas to you both and I hope these problems get resolved quickly.

  3. Merry Christmas. Enjoy your quiet day together and know that you will soon be on your way.

  4. Merry Christmas Harry and Jessica and hope everything gets back on track for you soon before you start the next phase of your dream. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  5. I've come to quickly learn that this lifestyle is all about dealing with the mishaps that happen along the way :). We forgot to leave our water dripping a couple of nights ago and woke up to a frozen solid hose. Jerry had the idea to start a camp fire and melt the ice, only to have the metal end of the hose touch the rubber and burn a hole through it :). Granted that was a small mistake, but still large enough to make me shake my head. Ha!

    Merry Christmas to you both!

  6. I hope a snowstorm is the worst problem you will face for a long time. Soon you will be where you want all of the time. RETIRED.

  7. Hope the rest of your Christmas goes better! I see the storm coming :-( Keep warm!