I arrived in KS just in time to say goodbye to my dear mother. The funeral was on Wed and I flew home right after. So now my attention has turned to trip preparations.
Today I packed. It only took about 4 hours - I'm finally becoming efficient at this task. We have 2 large suitcases and each one weighs in at 49.2 pounds. I'm pretty good at knowing exactly how much I can get away with! The 2 carry-on bags are also pretty heavy but at least they have wheels. All that's left now are the last minute things - like the laptops. Hopefully I saved enough room for them. The challenge: to be sure that the souvenirs don't exceed the space or weight of the consumables that they'll replace in the suitcases. It's a good thing that jewelry and refrigerator magnets are small and light!
Just one more day to think of anything I missed. We'll be busy with errands and phone calls. Then a good night's sleep, up early, and off we go. First stop - Honolulu (via San Francisco). We're so ready for some "Island Vibe".
I woke up this morning thinking about my screenplay. I'm looking forward to being able to focus on it and incorporate all the new things I've thought of lately. I have about a page of notes to work from. I also have a 500+ page book to read (could possibly be writing an Adapted Screenplay from it, if we all like it). Never a dull moment in the life of writers!
Stay tuned..... the fun begins on Tuesday!