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March 6th, 2003

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10:37 am
Seems that the pet van line isn't going to work, primarily due to their lack of ability to answer the phone or check voice-mail. In a way, this isn't bad--I know lisana and I would have worried continuously if we sent the kitties along separately. It just means that there's a bit more for us to do during our trip, and a small incentive to just get it done in as little time as possible.

Hopefully the packing will be a bit more productive tonight for me. Last night I was wiped out, mostly due to playing in a team ping-pong tournament here at work. The teams were assigned by drawing names from a hat, and I got a good partner, and we did win the tournament, yay! But I played 4 matches, each best two out of three, for a good hour and a half of play time yesterday. Took a lot of energy out of me.

But I did haul a few more loads of junk to the dumpster, and put a few more fully-packed boxes into the storage room. Steady progress, that's all we need right now.

And tonight, after I collapse and have no moving energy left, I need to sit down with the mapping program and decide on where our stops will be during the move, and call the hotels to ensure that they will take cats.
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Date:March 6th, 2003 12:06 pm (UTC)
So what day are you guys leaving and what day do you plan to be in California? Wanna mark it on my calendar. "^_^"

Glad to hear you guys making progress. "^_^"
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Date:March 6th, 2003 12:21 pm (UTC)
The current plan has us loading on the 15th & 16th, and departing on the 17th. Still not sure on what day we'll first be out there, but it looks to be around the 24th, give or take.

The big question is how fast can you drive a moving van with a car in tow on an interstate highway in a safe manner? I've not found a good answer for that, other than the rental truck company saying to not go faster that 45 mph. Which will make the trip really really slow.
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Date:March 6th, 2003 12:24 pm (UTC)
In california, Trucks with trailors have a speed limit of 55 MPH. I bet you'd be safe at that speed. No higher than 60 though. k?

Just make sure you pay attention to your vehicles... if you feel it giving grief, slow down. :) Better to arrive late and safe than not arrive at all. "^_^"
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Date:March 6th, 2003 12:45 pm (UTC)
I had been planning around driving 55mph on the interstates, and 45mph or 5 under the limit everywhere else. I just don't know if that's entirely reasonable or not. I'd hate to plan stops that are drivable at 55mph only to find out that anything over 45mph is hard to do, which would really extend the in-the-saddle time each day. But I don't want to plan at 45mph, as I want this done in as few days as is reasonable.

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