It’s pouring rain outside and windy. The temperature is around 50 degrees. It’s January. In two days the weatherman says the temp is supposed to drop to a high of 25. Back to winter we go.
I am off to Greece in 36 days. I ran through a test-pack of my carry-on camera/shoulder bag and it’s not too heavy, plus everything is well distributed. I am bringing two film rangefinders (my Voigtlander R4M and the old Canon QL17 GIII) and my small Canon Digital Rebel XT with a 28-135mm lens and a 50mm. The school said that it is not necessary to bring a digital camera, but if you are comfortable with a specific one, to do that. The other option is that I bring the Beast (Canon 50D) and its lenses. That would increase my weight considerably, so I am leaving the Beast behind.
Mom is doing very well, but is nervous about my leaving. I am nervous as well. I am moving into a new realm of travel and having to turn a lot over to HP while I am gone. It is good practice for me since I should be doing that every day anyway.
My significant relationship is going well, as far as I can tell. I like it the way it is, but I am unsure about her. I think she wants marriage and children and that is not in the cards for me. Today I will ask her about these things. It is better to know than to try to be a mind-reader.
More will be revealed!