Monday morning my fatigue came to a head when I woke up with a sore back and achy joints across my entire body. I felt like I had been hit by a car. From the joints in pain, it seemed as though it was from the cumulative strain of using crutches and operating on one leg. Or, maybe I just came down with a bug? Fortunately, with morphine and ibuprofen in addition to my normal regiment, I was able to keep functioning. So, our first order of business was to come up with a list of things that we would like to complete before leaving on the next “leg” of our road trip. But to keep our eye on the ball we established a tentative departure date of May 8th, and anything that doesn’t get done by then will just have to wait until we return. That’s baring a few crucial items like getting my drivers license updated for restrictions, and getting my new Side Stix crutches. Working on our list, we posted Shan’s Kia on Craigslist. I’ve always liked the idea of being a single car household and living the simple life.
That afternoon with Johnny Z at the house visiting, we received our first call. It was while we were getting ready to show the car that we realized that the title got lost in the jumble of our last road trip. While we panicked and scurried to find it, John had the misfortune of witnessing us in desperation mode. As this prospective buyer took the car on an abnormally long test ride, we continued to turn the house upside down looking for the title. With every pile of papers rifled, the guy returned without even making an offer. I guess he was just out for a joy ride? As the dust settled, we were finally able to laugh at the chain of events over a bowl of Laurie’s incredible Thai Peanut Chicken Soup. This soup must have therapeutic qualities.
We spent the rest of the day continuing to work through our to-do list, going so far as to make a drive from Pultneyville to our rental house in the city at 9 PM in order to perform a few errands. We didn’t get home until pretty late, but made a good dent in our list. By the end of the day, I was feeling much better.