May 25, 2004

Amarillo, TX

Ten years ago this Christmas I wrote a prose piece about this place and its bus station. My review was pretty harsh but a trained eye can certainly decode the non-apparent plot. I doubt that I would see Amarillo in the same way today. If I had time I would go visit the bus station though.

We're not moving -- yet. We have to sell the house first. We are taking a recon to the Kansas City area this week. I would post pictures but in my haste to leave today I neglected to pack the cable that goes between my camera and my laptop.

The Travelodge off Exit 68a in Amarillo has an interesting arrangement of faucet knobs in the shower/tub. You have the usual hot and cold on either side. Then you have a twist knob in the middle. When this center control's pointer is straight up, no water flows. Turn it to the left and water comes out the shower head. Turn in to the right and the H20 comes from the tub faucet.

This is cool because you can leave the temperature adjustment just like you like it, and it will be there when you come back.

Prepping a house for sale is a never-ending story. It took us a full 24 hours more than we anticipated. Our plan was to leave Sunday afternoon. We couldn't escape until Monday afternoon.

When planning, you look at all these little damned things you have to do, and you think, "that won't take long." And many times this is true, but when you add up all these little damned things you get many damned hours of work.

But, the house looks great. Anybody coming in should like what they see. All the detailing should pay off. I wanted to take some pictures, but we just didn't have time.

My wife and I have been packing and working on the house for about ten days. I couldn't believe it when we finally drug that UHaul out of the driveway this afternoon. We so enjoyed just sitting in the car for several hours.

If I understand the Weather Channel correctly, we will be driving through some rain tomorrow after we turn left at Oklahoma City and head up I-35. How bizarre if we were to see a tornado.

Posted by Wayne at May 25, 2004 12:05 AM
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