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So Many boxes!

Living with

Boxes, boxes everywhere and not a home to live…

They say that you should conquer a seemingly unconquerable task by breaking it into smaller, more do-able tasks. What they don’t tell you is that you have to focus on those little tasks. I learnt this the hard way during our recent packing experience. We dutifully created smaller tasks but I couldn’t keep from reminding myself every five minutes…”First, we pack the speakers, then the vases, then the china.. (oh – Shreesh wants to do all the albums too?), then we pitch all unecessary stuff. That means – lets see… the three storage closets downstairs, then the bedroom closet, then the kitchen, then – ohmigod – the walk in closet – what do we do with all the towels? and sheets? and all that junk? aaarrrggghhhhh!”
Well, so much for the small tasks!

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A Small Delay

Shreesh Taskar

Man in a
Yellow Jacket

The schedule slips slightly. Not bad by the yardstick of Software Development.

It is now official – the October 15th departure date has now been pushed back to October 20th. The packing, planning and organizing has taken much much longer than expected. What a surprise this is! The packers are here on time but unfortunately we still […]

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Slickrock Trail

They trudge part way down the Slickrock Trail. At a very tippy point they turn back. Prudently.(Map this!)

Fear is an emotion that can be crippling. Sometimes it stands between you and your objective and tells you “Its not possible”, or “You are not good enough to do this task”, or ten thousand other confidence sapping things. When I planned this expedition I had all sorts of fears – how will I deal with corrupt cops, or border crossings, or break downs, or thieves and robbers. Will I find a job when I get back, if I get back? The fears concern mostly that which I know little about; all can be categorized as one type of fear, the fear of the unknown.

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The Corral Hollow run presents some interesting problems. Mt. Reba is tame by comparison.(Map this!)

When the tires are not fully inflated care must be taken to not drive too fast on asphalt as this can cause the tire to heat up, or make any sudden turns at high speed as this can cause the bead to pop. The caravan of FJ Cruisers, one each of every color in the 2007 model year, moved slowly to the Corral Hollow trail head. The trial was rated as “Moderate”, similar to a blue run in skiing.

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On Top of the World

The first of several off road trips to test the truck and the equipment occurs.(Map this!)

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