When I am packing for a trip I use The Packing Formula. However it is just a subset of the larger travel formula.
When preparing for a trip you often do the same tasks as on previous trips and it does become formulaic. You only need to set the inputs to find out how to get the outputs.
Getting ready for the trip involves several stages. In the early part of trip planning you make reservations, then in later stages you hurry to finish those last minute tasks like printing out itineraries to put in each of your bags.
This evening I have been slowly checking off tasks from the results of the travel formula.
Then it is time to start applying The Packing Formula. I am usually a little ahead of this at this stage of trip preparation. My suitcase was completely empty. It is time to solve the formula and start filling it up.
There are several things that have slowed me down on my trip prep. One of them was stepping in water on my kitchen floor this morning. I had run a load of dishes in the dishwasher last night so was hoping that it wasn’t the dishwasher. I investigated the source and found that I have a leaking garbage disposal. Luckily I can use the other side of the sink until I have time to get it fixed when I get back home. In the meantime I have a bucket under the garbage disposal just in case.
At least this is not as bad of a Water Woe as I had before a trip last year.
A new cell phone and an update to Windows 10 have also slowed down my trip prep. I am not sure yet what I think about the new Windows. I am definitely not happing with the new file navigation. Especially for pictures which is something that I work with a lot.
My computer is running a bit slow tonight. Perhaps it has something to do with the 5,000+ pictures I downloaded from the camera. They are all syncing to my backup drive.
Then it was off to the gas station to fill up Old Blue’s tank. I always like to have a full tank before heading off to the airport. Then I have one less thing to worry about for a few days after I get home.
Hopefully this is not too fragmented. I had to write it quickly to get it finished before my posting deadline 🙂
I had the post almost completely written and then the page locked up and I lost my whole writeup. The second writeup is a bit more meandering than the first.
Now back to packing, I just heard the dryer stop.