We are going to see the grandchildren for Christmas again. Maybe it will snow.
The day is spent in last minute preparations: filling the gas tank on the old Ford van, buying M&Ms, wrapping presents, hitting the storage unit to drop off the SCUBA gear, packing suitcases.
The van is now ten years old. It should hit 100,000 miles on this trip. If we can finish emptying the storage unit, I may sell it to cut our insurance and maintenance costs a little next year.
I leave the van gas cap at the gas station and have to drive back. Then I get a call from the bank telling me that I left my checkbook on the counter. I go back there too.
Anyway, Merry Christmas (Christmas eve is our 44th anniversary) and a prosperous New Year.... Three more months and we're out of here and on a grand adventure...