There are only 11 days till our departure. I’m tempted to say that everything is in order and ready, but whenever I do that a new challenge comes out of the woodwork.
I have to say that this is easily the most challenging and interesting summer trip I’ve ever had to plan, with one crisis after another. We’ve had leadership issues, viability issues and even trailer issues. However I’ve noticed, most definitely, that each time a challenge arises, as hard as it is to solve it, we always seem to have a huge amount of luck, and we always seem to come out better than we went in.
When my trailer was deemed not roadworthy, I was actually standing in the parking lot speaking to the mechanic when someone drove in and offered to buy it because they just wanted to park it somewhere and use it to live in for the summer. It was a perfectly timed and unexpected opportunity. The right trailer to buy also handily presented itself.
If not for the leadership issue we would never had had the need and drive to do fundraising. It was very successful, for which I am immensely grateful to all supporters.
When we needed to re-notarize the letters, we were instantly offered the services of a lawyer in order to accomplish that.
I could go on with numerous other events that just seemed to dovetail. There were lots of times where I wondered if the trip was meant to be, considering all the problems, but when the smoke cleared you could always see that it had mostly been for the best. The flow of fortuitous events convinced me that, if anything, it was all part of a positive tide.
However, enough is enough. I’m hoping that once we set out and cross the border, the actual trip should be adventurous and exciting, but perhaps with fewer crisis.