Friday, June 5, 2015

June 05, 2015 at 02:30PM by advodna_dave

Man, it's important to stay flexible. Funny, when things don't go the way I expect at home, I get all bent out of shape 'cause I think they *should* just work. But on the road, it's like a challenging puzzle to get all the pieces to fit, and you get this sense of satisfaction when even a few unexpected ones do. Propane runs out. Electric tongue jack still broken so use manual crank to unhitch the truck to get some. Decide to wait on ordering new jack for $300. Get propane filled. Now fridge won't light. Will have to pay for electric to run it while we leave the trailer for a trip to Juneau. Early morning wake up. Call Michigan and find out a $30 part will fix electric jack and can be sent to Juneau. Save $250. Learn that morning ferry to Juneau has been cancelled. Afternoon ferry takes 4 1/2 hours and is vetoed due to fear of seasickness. Find a flight on a small plane later in the day. Need to find a kennel for the dog. People sitting behind us watching basketball last night run one. Leave a message. Walk to cinnamon buns while Mae sleeps. Bakery owner confirms that she gets seasick but never on the big, slow ferry. Send text to Ann to not worry about seasickness. Walk to public library and find out story time starts in 10 minutes. Puppets, music, stories, painting. Voicemail received confirming electric jack part has been overnighted. Afternoon ferry plan approved and booked. Return to trailer just as Mae wakes up. Try fridge. It lights. I love it when a plan comes together. #airstream #airstreamwithkids #liveriveted #myrivetedlife #haines #airstreamtoalaska #stayflexible