On the level

As residents of a bus conversion, not a modern, self-leveling RV, “level” is relative. When we pulled in yesterday, we knew we weren’t exactly level side to side but the more tired we became, the much more evident it was how much we listed to one side. When you take a shower and it also includes a foot soak, or the bathroom door comes around to meet you when you brush your teeth, you know something needs to be done. Even though we’re only here for this one more night, LeRoy got out the leveling blocks and now we’re on the level again.

This evening was our last visit with LeRoy’s cousin Raymond for this trip. He’s only in his early 70s but his health is deteriorating. We know after this visit that we need to be more intentional about keeping in touch. It was fun to sit and listen to LeRoy and Raymond talk about life in the old home town. Their mothers were sisters and they were both raised by their aunt after their parents died. Since Raymond is 8 years older than LeRoy, he remembers things from a different perspective. He also has vivid memories of LeRoy’s dad, who died when LeRoy was less than 4 years old. Raymond moved to New Mexico in 1957 and he’s a real cheerleader for the area. We think the chamber of commerce is missing a good bet by not hiring him!

Tomorrow we’re on the road again to Arizona and from there, the plan gets pretty fluid. Thank goodness for the gps and Rand McNally maps on the internet. We’ll be making decisions on the fly for the next few days at least. But the holding tank is empty, we have water and we’ll be fueled up in the morning, so life is good.

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