I don't know where my brain was last night - it wasn't the "last night in Dowling Park" - tonight is the last night in Dowling Park. Boy, I guess I just wasn't thinking or if I was thinking I wasn't thinking correctly.
I don't remember if I told you that Carol, Neil, Dan and I went back into town last night and had dinner at the Crab Shack - boy was it good, but I ate wayyyyyyyy too much!!!! That's okay - I'll just have to watch what I eat for a few days - in fact I had a salad tonight with water and lemon for dinner (although I did cheat and have a couple of Dan's onion rings). I know that I talked about Dan going back over to Neil's house to help with the plumbing issue - they didn't get it fixed. Oh well - I think Neil got it fixed this morning before he left to go back to Gulf Hammock.
Dan and I went over to the storage room today and got all the fall decorations/dishes out and repacked the basement. We were able to get most of the boxes in the basement but we will have to put a couple in the 5th wheel (on the couch). When we get down to Sebring we will go through the boxes and see what we want to keep and use and what we will get rid of (Melissa - looks like you are going to be able to choose from a whole lot of things!).
I'm sure you are all wondering what I meant by the title of the blog tonight - "got the call" - well, we got the call from Alaska. You know that Dan has been on pins and needles all this month because we were suppose to hear from them in October. He even had me email them the first part of the week and see what was happening. Anyway, to make a long story short (Dan would say too late!) we heard from them today - and ....................................................................................
We WILL BE GOING TO ALASKA NEXT SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dan is so excited he can hardly stand it - he went over to Neil's and got the Alaska Atlas and has been going over it all evening. I'm sure the next six months will just drag by for him. At least it will give us some time to save some money to pay for the fuel to get there and back - you know it's a LONG way to Alaska from the east coast. I'm sure we will talk more about it in the coming months (you think????)
Well, we will leave here tomorrow and head for Lakeland - we are looking forward to seeing the kids. Since we won't be moving to the park this weekend like the original plan we will be able to spend a little more time with the kids before we have to start to work. We'll figure the schedule out later, but I know that we will be at Melissa's new house Friday night (so be prepared!).
I really don't have much else to report tonight - we have just about everything packed outside - Dan still needs to put up the chairs and grill - then we hook up and be on our way. We should be in Lakeland sometime in the early afternoon. We still plan on going to the insurance meeting tomorrow night. That should be fun ( NOT!) I'll keep you up to date on the schedule as we figure it out.
Talk to you tomorrow!!!