Today was spent mostly preparing. I drove to Waterloo as I decided last night that I am going to need my Glenmorangie if I am to make it through this trip A.) alive and B.) somewhat sane. I went to the big Hy-Vee that is out by the mall (for those of you not from Iowa or the Midwest, Hy-Vee is a grocery store chain) and they didn’t have it there but they said that they had a liquor store a few blocks away that probably would. So, fortified with the directions to the store, off I went to get some scotch. On the way there, I stopped at Hobby Lobby which is a very dangerous place for me to be able to stop at. I only got some more kitchen cotton as they had colors I’d not seen at Jo-Ann’s nor Michael’s. However, they had some really wonderfully hideous variegated and ombre “I Love This Yarn” colors that had sparkle! (insert jazz hands here) I adore ugly ombres and variegated yarns and sparkle, well that’s just icing. Hobby Lobby always has the best ugly around since they have their own yarn brand that they have a habit of making yarns for different seasons and holidays. To quote Mr. Universe “You guys always bring me the very best violence. “…… against yarn.
Anyway, I managed to find the liquor store and procure my Glenmorangie with no trouble at all and then headed on back to the farm. Then I started packing the car. This is what it looks like after a couple of hours of playing with different configurations of stuff.
I know it doesn’t look like much, but my mom kept giving me things going, “Oh, I forgot this, it needs to go in the……” and everything would be topsy-turvy again.
Right before dinner, dad and I went to get the goats into their pen for the night. My brother has 5 does and a billy that more or less get the run of the farm. Micheal has learned a very interesting new trick since moving here which is goat wrangling. He herds the goats into their pen! I didn’t get any pictures of it as it went to quickly but here are a few of the goats.
Not much else to write tonight. We are planning on driving 750 miles tomorrow so we will be leaving quite early. So, until next time, goodnight and good luck.