Suspense Ends, Questions Answered

3/27/13 Wednesday at Columbus, TX (Colorado River Campground-TT)

Cold morning, blue skies. Apparently, when the winds come from the North we get blue skies and dry air, when they come from the South (Gulf), we get clouds and moist air. That’s predicted for tomorrow. This morning we worked on our travel plans. I imagine that in time we’ll get more efficient at this but now it’s pretty complicated: where to go in general, then in particular, keeping in mind our goal to not travel over 200 miles in a trip, not travel extra miles, yet find a cheaper campground at that point. Also keeping another goal, to travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Plus, for Passport America Campgrounds (the most prevalent it seems), many are not available over the weekend-Friday to Sunday.

Because the suspense was killing me, I called the RV repair guy. It seems his business (mobile rig) was hit hard by the bad hailstorm we had last week. He can’t come until next week. I had to tell him that we are leaving tomorrow, we have no choice per TT rules. He asked where are next stop is. I told him Beaumont, TX (East of Houston). He figures he can come there on Saturday, so I gave him our campground’s address. I keep forgetting to ask how much this will cost. We shouldn’t have to pay for his extra miles to Beaumont – we’ve been waiting for this awning strap for over 2 weeks.

Then I called our Realtor. She said lots has been happening, but it didn’t involve me. I learned that our buyer lives in Vancouver, WA and returned there after the inspection Friday. They’ve sent the Inspection Report to her for her signature. The Resale Certificate (needed in a condo sale) has been signed by the condo Board. They are headed my way next.

After lunch we worked on our travels until 2 pm – ice cream time! Boy, Blue Bell is definitely better. The other is not nearly as rich and creamy. So then we had the last of our Blue Bell ice cream after our leftover supper of sauerkraut. Then I called our Realtor to let her know that my brother Chris has decided not to take the pieces of furniture that he had asked for when mom passed away. She let me know that she’d sent an email of several documents to sign. Yipee! I spent most of the evening printing, signing, asking questions of the Realtor, then scanning. Finally I had to take my lap top to the lodge to email those attachments to her.

The amazing thing is that our mom died 2 years ago today. It’s like she sent these condo sale documents to me, as a sign that “all is good.”

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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