I'm having a leisurely early moring, enjoying my coffee and the last computer time for a while. The family all met yesterday for the photo taking session, and it looks like they turned out to be exceptional. I wore a pair of sandals I rarely use and was awake all night with leg cramps. The photog studio is located in a large mall, and while we were waiting for the photos my d-i-l Meg became very thirsty. She is pregnant and had started to develop a headache from dehydration, so I walked halfway through the mall to get to a place that sold bottled water! I'm a good walker to begin with but those sandals were terrible!
After hearing that Sarah's relatives think it's cold in Alaska, I decided to add a couple of items to my suitcase, such as a sweatshirt. I think I will be warm enough, and since we will be leaving Saramento in 104 degree heat, I am sure I'll love the Alaskan weather.
Yesterday morning I made a trip to the UPS store and they packed up and mailed back all the TV equipment I had to return to AT&T. i'm glad that is over with. I wonder what it is going to be like to be without internet for a while. I get several regular mailings each week from various sources I subscribe to, and i'm sure it's going to overload my inbox. I could cancel most of the subscriptions and then re-subscribe when I get back home. Maybe by then I won't care about any of that stuff. I can't remember what filled my life before the internet came along, but I'd sure like to find out.
With the state of the country (and the world) today, I have come to the conclusion that Facebook, Twitter, Pokemon, etc., are diversionary devices to take our minds off what is really important.
So I need to get a move on, eat something for breakfast, and pack the last minute items. I'll be back in a couple of weeks, hopefully with some spectacular photos of my time in Alaska.
RAIN, LOTS OF RAIN!!!
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