How far along = 13 weeks
Total weight gain/loss = ??? I'm sure some, but it is probably mostly road trip weight, the scale is in the bathroom in the motorhome, but the ground isn't level in there.
Tummy Circumference = 39" or more...I don't know where I packed the tape measure.
Gender = ???
Maternity clothes? = I have been wearing big comfortable clothes this week, but I did wear jeans today, with the maternity band.
Sleep = Yes except last night was hard because it was soooo hot and humid in Arkansas.
Movement = We are well over half way to FL.
Best moment this week = Getting everything accomplished in the old apartment and getting on the road.
Food cravings = I wanted milk today, but didn't get it.
What I'll miss = My friends out in Utah
Milestones = The motorhome works!
Theme = Driving
Extra = We went to take the motorhome for a test drive late tuesday, and it wouldn't move, the emergency brake was stuck on. We decided to call our friend Richard to come help us with it. So after work on Wed he and James worked on the motorhome brakes....for at least 4 hours. And the brakes wouldn't budge....well the back left brakes. So I came home from visiting friends in SLC and Provo area and looked at it and got no where either. So we called the mechanic Thursday morning and told him we were supposed to leave that day but we couldn't move the motorhome anywhere. So he was available and came by with 2 of his other mechanics and started working on the motorhome. He looked at it and got no where like we did and finally decided to rock it free using the strength of the engine.....and it worked! My shoulders got lighter, and my mood brighter, we were able to move and not have to leave our house behind. So I asked him to check out the rest and make sure it would make it to FL. He replaced the fuel line, a U joint, added a new tail pipe holder thingy and did an oil change. After about 5 hours of work and 3 mechanics (oh and he broke off the lock for the spare tire that didn't have a key or just didn't work) we spent $308, not too bad.
Friday morning we left....we drove to Monticello, UT. Parked in an RV park and got food at the tiny grocery store. Saturday morning we went to the Monticello temple and did initiatories and then left for Albuquerque, NM. Saturday around 5pm we made it into Albuquerque and met up with Sister Chavez one of my mission companions. We had dinner then went back to her place and showered and watched a movie (that I slept during) and then ended up just spending the night, we had previously parked the motorhome at the Wal-mart.
Sunday we drove to Amarillo, TX. Parked at a way nice RV park, had a nice dinner, enjoyed a cool evening and cable. (Other than that it was an uneventful day besides the inspiration I received from an EFY song I was listening to in ref to my last area of my mission and my husband and my unborn child).
Monday we left and we were going to stop in Oklahoma City, but we got there at 1pm and didn't want to stop that early, so we drove long and made it to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, AR. Nice bathrooms they had, but it was way humid and hot. Oh right ok, so Monday we had the license plate try to fall off, we fixed it, and then when it started to rain we had the windshield wipers stop working on the motorhome. The bar broke from the motor. We haven't fixed that yet, but we bought some Rain-X for the windshield which came in really handy that night, evidently it rained so hard that night, but I had no idea, the Rain-X worked real well.
Tuesday (today) we woke up and headed into the Diamond mine...or field. We sat in the field of volcanic ash for about an hour or so digging looking for diamonds. We didn't find anything, but I found it very relaxing and James found a really nice big smooth rock thing. Then we headed eastward. We have now stopped in Holly Springs, MS. We are about 5 hours from Atlanta which is our next stop.
Interesting things I noticed from West to east. You know you are headed back east when by the border of NM,TX you find a bagged pickle. (You know you are pregnant when you want to eat it even though you don't normally like pickles). You begin to see trees, oh beautiful trees. The reflectors in the middle of the road are no longer flap thingys, they become these hard plastic things so when you run over them you think you have a flat tire. The rumble patches on the left side of the road become less and less. In OK you see a Waffle House. When you stop off at gas stations you see more black people. And finally, the accent begins to change and sound more like home!
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