Archive for April, 2012

Days Zero

Monday, April 30th, 2012

 Day zero Monday, 30-Apr-12 6:13am Starbucks Woodstock, IL USA Earth

 Marty Camino LogoYes I am still here. Tomorrow around noon I head for the train.
Today I woke up knowing this was going to be my last full day in this Woodstock life for a couple of months.

I wanted to make the rounds and say “Good-bye” to people and make sure they can contact me if they need anything. I have had a lot of support at home. If I missed you for any reason I would like to say “Good-bye” and thank you!

I am missing you already. ;-|

Marty

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(Starbucks Woodstock, IL)

Test using the iphone

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This is a quick test using the iPhone.

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Test iPad posting

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

While a Starbucks I remembered this app I have on the iPad that lets me post things via the app that is not a normal Internet use of the WordPress it works for a quick entry with out all of the the bells and whistles that you would normally use. This is just to test that.

It even let’s me mark where I am right now. Let’s see how that works then I can head home.
Oh, I’m walking this morning.
Marty

test location

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Wow! You can put in pictures on the fly! Maybe I can use this.
I will try this on the iPhone now.

Hours left

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

At lunch my brother was asking me how hours I have left before I leave. Well I an still counting days I have tomorrow and Monday to finish up things.I have a pile of paper work to check and make sure I have bills paid and have whit I need for my trip. All I need it to get to the Airport and find out some thing isn’t with me of finished.

Am I climbing the walls? Yes! I am over ready and am starting to second guess my readiness.I keep think new things to check. I checked the weather in Spain and it is raining and some snow. I never figured it was going to be rain for the next couple of weeks. Well the forecast shows rain for 10 days and I wasn’t ready for that much of it at the start. Leon forecasts  snow for a 2 days. I do not start near there but I saw that and decided to get a rain jacket and pants. Being wet can just mess you up! So now my back pack is heavier.

Well I decided I can carry this rain gear and if the forecast works like mine I will just donate these extra things. I am still taking the iPad. It is weight I could leave at home.
But I WANT it!

Leon Spain is where I saw the snow forecast.

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(Starbucks Woodstock, IL)

Four days left

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

I am sitting here at Starbucks having coffee thinking on the things I must finish before I head to the train Tuesday that takes me to the airport. I noticed I am starting to get home sick and I am still at home. I must be brave!

Yesterday I remove all the things from my backpack to see what I could leave behind. I think I remove a whole pounds of stuff. The current weight is about twenty-five pounds. I think I am done trying to make changes. I have what I need and a bunch of things I want. Enough is enough!

Still home

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Only five days but who is counting!  🙂

I am so ready it is starting to hurt. I want to go throught the backpack one more time. 25 pounds is too much. I kept add things that i wanted instead of things I need. Wants are fears and needs are nesseraries. I am 99% sure I want the iPad so it is that 2.2 pounds (1kg) I will live with. But I will unpack every thing today or tomorrow and purge some things.

I see the weather reports has shown rain and snow the last couple  of weeks so I don’t think I will need rain gear. You know if I take rain gear then it will be hot and dry. Yes it is this logic that can get me in trouble. It is a balance what is and what might be the is making the weight of the backpack grow.

This is why I must go through the backpack again. I’ll figure it out in the next five days or live with my choices.

 

The shadow Shortens

Monday, April 16th, 2012

With the shadow shortening it must mean I leave soon.

Shorter Shadow

Two Weeks Left

Monday, April 16th, 2012

I have only a short time left before is leave hoforgo stwalk walking the walk. I am trying to remember all those things I was going to put on a list so I didn’t forget to do them before I leave home. I never put put thing on the list to list so I have to remember what I forgot.

Anyway May first around noon I am walking out my front door easy or not. Hopefully ready.

Last Minute

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I have been climbing the walls the last two weeks and I have twenty days left before my plane leaves the ground. Yes I want to get going!

To keep me from messing up my walls I have been trying to think all of the thing that have to be completed before I leave home. I have started listing things that might be forgotten and why I am making then happen before the last minute. I have created a menu link called Before Leaving Home with these last minute items and really don’t need to wait for the last minute. I will try to keep it updated as I continue to get ready.

If you think of any thing I should add to the list please leave me a comment so I know what I am missing.