One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Apologies for not posting recently, but we’ve been beyond busy . There are house projects, packing, storing, selling stuff… and the van still isn’t ready. We are also making every effort to see our friends, and that included a very fun party Friday night. We did manage to clean out our liquor cabinet, but ended up with more food than we started with.

Speaking of ending up with more, yesterday was not very productive.  Jason’s new VW buddy, Chris, was kind enough to come over for the ‘final’ tune up. Now the the van is running great. Meanwhile, inside the van Bode was playing with tools and tore several holes in the back seat’s upholstery.

Later, when we occupied him with computer games, he downloaded viruses that took Jason 3 hours to clean up. Needless to say, he was frustrated.  A bit exhausted, Jason laid down (collapsed) to rest for a while and got an unexpected nurse.  In perhaps his first ever significant sign of empathy, Bode sat down next to Jason and began rubbing his back… followed by a big hug.  It worked.

Jason has had to work all week, so things at the home front are moving slowly anyway. Thanks to the help of several of our friends I am still hopeful we will be out of the house when the renters move in on Friday.  No, we will be out.  Whether we get the van ready and sell two cars will determine if we get to leave the Bay Area.

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4 thoughts on “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

  • August 13, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    Good luck to u and the family. I like ur courage. THe answer is in the childs eyes.

  • August 13, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Hey you two! I just read the Sun article. Wow! I’m so happy for you! What a great idea. I wish I could find someone to do the same! Many of my friends have done the same thing in a sailboat instead of a van.

    Have a great time and I will keep track of your progress.

    Hugs! Dee

  • August 13, 2009 at 8:07 PM

    Hi! Good for you! I just read the “Sun” article. I wish I had a playmate to do the same by sail or the road. Have a great time, and I’ll be tracking your progress. I have a timeshare in PV, Mex. When you need a break, let me know! D

  • August 13, 2009 at 9:17 PM

    Just read the Sun article. Sounds like it will be a gas. I would suggest taking pully belt(s), plugs, points & condenser and tool kit for the VW.

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