Thursday, February 02, 2006

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

T minus 36 hours, and counting...

T being defined as Departure Time. For the ski trip, of course.

The den is now piled with “stuff” that we don’t want to forget and leave behind. Likewise parts of the kitchen countertop.

Our “office/computer room/sewing room” has a file folder containing checklists, reservations, and general notes on things we need to know or remember.

Today was laundry day. The cooking and baking are done, and all the food has been put into appropriate containers for transport to Colorado. All but the last-day shopping has been completed. The house has been vacuumed and dusted. (Why that last is important escapes me — something about Carol not wanting to return to a dirty house. As if her house is ever really dirty! Must be a “woman thing.”)

All that’s left for tomorrow is packing our travel clothes, loading up the van, and getting a good night’s sleep prior to our pre-dawn departure on Saturday.

As blogger T. over at Beautiful Vibe has written, the Earles take vacationing very seriously!



kenju said...

John, if I put that much energy into preparing for a vacation, I'd have to stay home to recuperate!

Duke_of_Earle said...


But for us, much of the pleasure of the trip is in the planning and preparation. That effectively extends the actual trip by the amount of time spent thinking about it and planning and preparing for it.

Just like the anticipation of a dentist visit is usually worse than the actual visit, the anticipation of a vacation trip is often BETTER than the trip itself.

Plus, we're planners by nature. The thought of just dropping everything, jumping in the car and going somewhere for a weekend with NO PLAN is frightening to us, but invigorating and liberating to others.

Takes all kinds.


Candace said...

The "T minus" really cracked me up! You guys have a WONDERFUL trip! I'm thinking snow real hard.