ABANDONING MY PARTNER

March 7, 2011

Its that time again, I’m leaving for home and Jim will be in the motor home by himself. According to him, I’m abandoning him. He’s told his friends that I’ve banished him from my house because he is a distraction. Its true. He is a distraction. And, I need time to finish some projects without distractions, but, he makes it sound like I’m running away in a big red bus and never coming back.

Yesterday, we dug out our collective receipts and went through them to figure out who owes who what. I normally buy all of the groceries, and pay for restaurant meals and entertainment while we are on the road. He pays for everything else,  the propane, gas, any incidental site expenses, parking fees, quarters for the laundry and so on. When we add it up, it amounts to about the same.

He is delivering me to Amtrak in Bakersfield where I’ll take the train to Sacramento and pick up my car at my daughters. I’ve begun to hate flying, the security, the waiting, the crowds, the whole thing. Amtrak is a comfortable alternative to travel while sitting at a table to read or compute or whatever. Roomy, comfortable and scenic. 
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