Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Christmas in December

As Scott recently noted, things are starting to come together. One would question how well things are coming together, if one were an observer of our carpentry skills, but they are coming together, nonetheless.
Our sponsors and support groups have been tremendous over the last few weeks and days. We had our first shopping excursion at Logan hardware on Saturday morning, before the building fiasco. It's a little surpising how many people it can take to fill a shopping cart from a shopping list, and how much uncertainty and blissful ignorance on all things technical can be held by such a large group of would be world travelers. Personally, I sort of felt like a teenager getting ready for the first school dance. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the self conciousness in front of the camera. When's that going to go away, I wonder.

Anyway - shopping trip number one is done. There's going to be at least one more shopping spree at Logan, and I don't think any of us can thank those guys enough for all their support and help.

Today, Mike sent out the specs on the roof rack to his family. Any support structure that we can get is going to be monumentally helpful.

Still lots of work to be done. We need some mechanical help and would love to find a mechanic/garage sponsor to help us out with last minute engine/mechanical tweaking and repairs. It would be nice to get the heat working before we embark across the pyrenees, let alone the atlas moutains. I think our first flat is going to be an adventure.

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