Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Hastings, MI: Here Angie and I are sitting hundreds of miles inland in our original hometown of Hastings, MI fast preparing for our departure. We are becoming permanent fixtures in my brothers office and the State Grounds coffee shop. These are the only two places we have access to high speed internet access and grandparent childcare at the same time. In this quest, we take 2 steps forward and 1 step back with vendors and paper shuffling. Ah, bank accounts, passports, insurance, spares, taxes, repairs, selling cars, and lists upon lists. The "2 steps back" is preparing us for foreign port customs officials, immigration forms, and less immediate gratification that the West and the Internet have bred into us.