So I got busy and did some cleaning in the kitchen, and then decided to organize my maps and such. The pictures don't show exactly how bad the situation was, nor how much better it is now. I have the maps roughly organized by section of the country, national forest maps, and still have a small pile that I'm undecided about where to place them.
All this organization of maps doesn't put a dent into my map/camping room, but it's a start!
I don't know why the photos are so dark. I haven't used this camera for a while so maybe I need some practice. You can click on a photo to make it larger, and hopefully more clear.
I turned on my TV this morning and had some difficulty getting it to work properly. Maybe there is something I am not doing correctly, although hitting the "ON" button seems pretty straightforward! I don't know what I did but eventually the picture came on and I switched to the Animal Planet channel. My very favorite tv show, "Animal Cops Houston" was showing, so I watched it while eating my breakfast, checking email and blogs, and cleaning the kitchen. I never tire of that show.
We've had some pretty heavy rain earlier today although the sun is out now and it is pleasantly warm outside.
I need to finish watching all the DVD's I checked out from the library so I can return them in a couple of days. I watched Grand Canyon to Alaska on the America's most scenic drives collection, and there is one more DVD - American the Beautiful Musical Tribute - in the collection. The scenes in Hawaii were spectacular, and I think Hawaii must be one of the most beautiful places in the world. I don't think I'd want to live there, however.
I don't like sleeping so late because the day seems to be flying by faster than usual. Now I need to get back to my problem room and figure out where I'm going to put the maps. I need another bookshelf or some kind of organizer in that room, but the prices of units I've looked at are outrageous. I'm not looking for a piece of furniture, but simply want a functional system to hold my maps and small camping items. The bigger pieces of gear are just going to be placed where I can find room for them.