Home again (briefly)
Ah, the bittersweet pleasure of coming home. Familiar surroundings,
predictable days, old friends, the big kitchen ... and piles of mail to
open, dead flies in the windowsills, dental appointments looming, and
bills to pay.
V.T. is parked outside with the A/C running, since it's still over 90
degrees here and quite humid. We get a week or two of this weather
every year, but usually it arrives closer to Independence Day. We'll
just leave it plugged in for the next couple of weeks. We didn't even
unload the refrigerator or any clothes (other than what was destined
for the washer), since we'll be heading back out on June 24.
It would be nice to come back to nothing at all to worry about, but it
seems there's always something to deal with upon returning home.
Whether a lawn that needs mowing or a strange smell in the kitchen,
life is full of little tasks that pile up while you're away pretending
they don't exist. The Airstream, being simpler and smaller, is less
work than a house, even though it requires a bit of maintenance itself.
We seem to be doing well with Vintage Thunder. The bug list has not
gotten longer. There are about half a dozen things to do before we set
off again, and none of them (except the A/C rain leak) are new to the
list since our previous trip. Mostly it is a matter of buttoning up
little things that didn't get done before. I'll talk about those as we
deal with them in the next couple of weeks.