This post probably won’t go online until later tonight. I’m offline in a hotel room in Corbin, KY. Note to all you travelers – when the hotel says it has “dataport”, that probably just means a place to plug in your phone cord for dialup. All the stuff we looked at did not have a way to search for high-speed internet as an amenity. Note to former Orbitz coworkers – this would be a differentiating factor!
We drove a little over halfway yesterday, from Chicago to here. It’s right around 500 miles, leaving us around another 350 to go today. I’m suppressing my natural inclination to powerdrive, and we are just going at whatever pace we feel like. Even if we don’t leave here until noon and we lope along, we’ll still be in Myrtle Beach by 6 or 7 tonight. We’ll be staying in a hotel close to the beach because we couldn’t find one in Conway that both had internet and allowed dogs. I don’t find that to be a big burden. For the first few days we can hang out and do beachy things at night. The days will be full of that unfun adult stuff, like filling out the water application, buying a new washer and dryer, possibly a new mattress. We hate the pink carpet in the master bedroom and we are going to explore the possibility of having new carpet put down in the very narrow window between when we close on the house and the stuff gets delivered. It certainly would be much easier to do it then than move all the stuff back out of the bedroom to do it later. We’ll see what kind of turnaround the carpet guys have.
All in all, things are going about as well as can be expected. I was hoping we could avoid the mistake we made coming up here, which was allocating way too much stuff to carry in the cars on the way and then having to throw it away because it wouldn’t all fit. It’s nothing to throw an extra box on the moving truck, and it can ruin your day when that same box just won’t go in the car. We actually have plenty of room, so all is well that way. The drive hasn’t been that bad so far. We’ll see how it is going through the mountains around Asheville, but I’m hoping for the best. Next stop – Myrtle Beach!