After all the drama (the in my head drama) that built up prior to taking Olivia out yesterday, I find myself wrung out today. I think that I'm drained emotionally. I'm also relieved to know that I can get under the bridge that was so in my way when it came to taking off in Olivia. Here's the bridge again...
I also have to admit that the I'm probably exhausted from the first outing because I was on hyper alert all day yesterday. There's so much to learn just driving down the street in a motorhome. For me it started with the bridge, then getting gas and having to turn around in a gas station because I was going in the wrong direction for accessing the diesel pump. And on and on and on. I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about. At the time I wasn't aware of how hyper alert I was but I feel it now.
Then there's the concern and disappointment about my dog. He was going to be my buddy going down the road and now I'm not sure if he'll be able to go. This morning he was going to inspect the upper part of my backyard and he wasn't able to climb up the rocks like he usually does. Just to the right of the Japanese Maple is where he usually goes.
I looked out the kitchen window just in time to see him picking himself up off the ground. It breaks my heart to see that happen to him.
The friend I was going to visit in Eastern Washington has some medical issues going on, so I won't be getting with her next week or the week after, like we were thinking. So, I think I'll tentatively set a date for June 20th to go to Clarkston, WA.
I think when I park at my first RV park I'll find out that the driving was the easy part. When I arrive I'll have to deal with electrical, leveling, propane (aargh), etc., etc. Because Olivia is parked in storage I don't have my water tanks filled, so I can't use the bathroom yet. The paperwork on my refrigerator suggests running it 24 hours before taking off but I don't have access to electrical power. There's probably a bigger picture here I need to look at but I think I'm stuck in tunnel vision, tunnel vision brought on by fear of the unknown. I also know that it will never be as hard again as it was the first time.
I was thinking of going outside for some fresh air but it's only 66〫, cloudy, gray and windy. Hard to believe the first day of summer is next week.
Sunshine and warmth please,