Right now I am in the midst of packing and making ridiculously complicated lists of what to bring, especially with "the dog's" complicated diet: rice, eggs, chicken necks!, a rice cooker, a dog bed, her brushes, a measuring cup, a spoon, a couple of dog toys, her medicine. I am cooking ground turkey even now while I speak. (I know, it seems weird, but she doesn't get sick so often any more.) Plus I got her a new scarf to wear.
For us, there is fruit and snacks, music and laptop, sweatshirts and books. (For myself, I have way too many possibilities for books to bring.) The niece will bring her gameboy also, as she is afraid that she will get bored being with us and "the dog." It could be. We are pretty boring. Even Scout would say, if she could talk, "I live for the day Those Cool Boys come over, and we have some excitement for a change." However, I hope our niece likes the scenery, even just a little bit. Maybe I will offer to paint her fingernails and toenails. That's one more thing for the list.
With any luck at all, by tomorrow afternoon, we will be in the vicinity of this scenery:
And with any other luck at all, we will be able to get wireless high speed internet, and occasionally be in touch.