The Rest of the Trip
The trip down to the Bay Area was more than just mysterious clunking sounds and a loose steering stabilizer.( Snow Report from DonnerCollapse )
It was below freezing, and the Boreal ski area was merrily making more snow. I'm happy to see natural snow on the ground accumulating up here, and I hope there's lots more to come — just not while I'm here.
After dealing with removing the steering stabilizer from the RV, I decided to risk heading up into the Oakland hills for the Locus
party. Parking up there is dicey in a small car, let alone the 19-foot-long, 13-foot-high Rolling Stone
. Somehow, I managed to find a spot into which I could squeeze, and for a wonder it was even roughly flat, which is a rarity in Them Thar Hills.( Smile for the Camera!Collapse )
I didn't stay too late at the party. Besides the stress of the RV work today, I have to be up at 5 AM as is my usual pattern when working down here. Lisa called while I was heading to my laying-up point. I'd forgotten to remind her this morning that I was going to the Locus
party, and she'd forgotten I was going, and thus was very worried that she'd not heard from me. At the first opportunity, I called her, reassured her, and filled her in about the stabilizer. Despite my trying to break it to her gently ("I'm fine, nothing's wrong, we can fix everything!") she was horrified when I broke the news to her, but as I said in my previous LJ entry, this is not a critical failure, just an annoyance that can be fixed. Current Mood: tired