Hello dear reader(s)!
As you are reading this, I should be on the road again (like a band of gypsies the cats and I go down the highway). I’m going back to Kansas City. A year ago, I had a feeling my time in Seattle would be short, and I had a place I actually wanted to move to if things had gone the way I saw them going. Of course, that didn’t happen.
And as much as I wanted things to work out a certain way back then, I have to say that I am very glad they did not. I found great friends who are very close to family, a great new place to live with a lower cost of living, and of course, my Luna. As much free will as we have, it does seem as though sometimes there is a grand scheme to things. When I think about this time last year (before I had even moved back to Seattle), and then look at now, it seems like it was a whole lifetime ago.
Today, (as I write this, yesterday to you), I got a few more things done and am all but ready to leave. I have an oil change appointment coming up, and then I will just need to wrap a few loose ends before going to sleep and shoving off. Seattle has done its best to let me know I am making the right decision by its infuriating drivers and long waits at every business I have had to go to. I don’t usually make appointments for oil changes, I just go. The wait at Jiffy Lube was 90 minutes just to take my car, before they even would have started the oil change. There was no room in the lot to put the car for the next 90 minutes either. I am so glad that Kansas City is not as anti-car as Seattle. As much as I am for public transportation, there has to be decent public transportation before all the options for cars can be taken away.
I am hoping the drive is easy. I have a slight fear of mountain driving, so I am hoping that the drives through mountains are easy. I am also hoping that the Beastess does well and has no issues. I am also hoping that the very fast speed limits are something I can handle. I am trying not to let any anxiety get the better of me, but I am a little nervous. Solo road trips on a such a large scale are new to me. I hope the cats are going to be okay with this.
Anyway, I do not have much to say. Just letting you all know I am still here. I hope you are well.