Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I make lists
Day one of packing is finished. I made two lists, one for a super cold forecast and one for a not-so-cold forecast. Then I made a master list of everything I will need before during and after the race until next Wednesday, when we plan to come home. Hopefully I won't still be wandering around in the White Mountains by then. I also made a list of where everything will get packed on the bike and on myself. Each one is on a separate sheet of excel workbook. Nerd alert!
Hi, my name is Julie, and I make lists... ? There is a good reason. I am a really forgetful person and if i don't have a list for everything, I will forget... everything. If I don't have my keys strapped to my forehead in the morning I will forget them. Don't even get me started on my cell phone. Let's just say I forget I even have a cell phone (I have to carry it for work) until it starts beeping telling me the battery is dying.
Back to my packing strategy. The not-so-cold forecast would be a low of minus 5 and a high of 25. When did minus 5 become not that cold? I'm not sure, somewhere between sitting on my deck in Philly wearing a tank top and flip flops and sweating my ass off... and now.
Day one of packing consists of laying everything out on the floor of the living room. Tomorrow I'll start sorting this mess out.