October 27, 2016
I received an email today informing me that my current Obamacare health insurance policy won't be available next year. Terrific. I've had it since September 1st. Earlier this week, it was announced that the premiums for Obamacare are going up by 22% in 2017. So much for my brag about my less expensive, better Obamacare coverage.
I'm not sure whether I've ever purchased the soundtrack to a musical, but I know I've never purchased the soundtrack to a musical I haven’t seen. The last musical I saw was "Wicked" with Kim and Kate, and I fell asleep (per usual) during the performance. I have nodded off on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and at the Lincoln Center, so it wasn't the fault of "Wicked" that I crashed: give me a couple glasses of wine, a darkened room, a chair against which I can rest my head, and I'm out. On Sunday, Kim, Kate and I were watching a variety of clips on YouTube, including James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" with Lin-Manuel Miranda. I bought the two-volume "Hamilton" CD soundtrack on Amazon as we watched, and it arrived yesterday. I drove 50+ miles round-trip to Target in Dover this afternoon just so I could listen to it (OK, I needed to buy Crack). I'm going to buy Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton on which the musical is based, because Miranda's lyrics are so tight that I want to experience the vastness of language that he parsed.
Apparently, one cannot download a "Kindle" book from Amazon on one's iPad Pro. Apparently, one has to use one's non-iThing to complete the purchase, then sync the purchase on one’s Kindle iPad app. If I had to guess, this is the work of Amazon since Apple's iThings compete with the Kindles as e-readers. Regardless, this is the second time this week that I have had an Apple problem. My iPad Mini, all of four years old, doesn't support iOS 10, so iMessage and FaceTime no longer function on it. Dear Apple, it’s really shitty to obsolesce a device that young. Don't make me hate you like I hate Microsoft.
Yesterday, a friend was teasing me about whether I need to make reservations going forward or whether I can just wing it. He was teasing me because I'm a plan-and-execute girl. He was teasing me about being me. Well, assuming I don't make any commitments to other people, and assuming that the better RV parks in the Southeast and South don't sell out during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I can wing it. Or, I can make holiday reservations, and wing the days in between them. Which is more important, acknowledging my need to plan or forcing myself to adapt to change while traveling? Maybe he has a point. Bastard. I told him it would be easier if I weren't a solo female traveler. The prospect of dry-camping (because there’s no room at the RV park) presents prospective safety issues. Having a guy (with a gun) with me would mitigate them considerably, but then I’d have a guy (with a gun) with me. I do have bear spray...
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Siobhan M. Knox
In May 2016, I bought a five ton, 25’ long Class C motorhome because I like to drive, I like to travel, and it’s more fun and less expensive than living in a hotel. No prior RV experience was required, and I had none: perfect. I’m writing a book about my adventures which will come to an end when I get a job. The dogs will be sad.