With only 17 days left before we begin this epic adventure, there's so much to do, we are not sleeping well at night. While our backpacks are all packed and ready to go, we are still working on the logistics of resupplying, and working through the long list of things you do before you will be away from a home for 6 months.
A short list: Taxes, all bills on auto-pay, plenty of gluten-free food for Sean, prepare any mail-drops that Sean will need to ship to us, prepay any unusual expenses that you don't want to have to think about on the trail, dog's vaccinations, dental appointments, birthday cards, wedding cards, graduation cards, any car maintenance that is overdue, any home maintenance that is overdue, thorough flower bed cleaning, trimming, and mulching, service lawnmower so it will be ready for Sean to use, show Sean about turning on sprinkler system, where the water cut-off is in the yard, all of those things that you knew you would get around to showing him someday . . anyway, you get the idea . . . and this is why we wake up at 4 in the morning.
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks" - John Muir