finally! I got the RV from Buck at about 5, drove it home, loaded it up and took off. I went about 1:30 down the road -- enough so that I'm confident I can get to ABQ in time without undue haste.
I'm parked with at least 100 trucks in the lot behind a T/A truck stop. Had a nasty dinner -- figured that breakfast would always be safe. Powdered eggs, limp greasy bacon. Half-cooked home fries.
Back to the security of the Beast.
I'll sip some scotch, read a bit, and lights (my new super-efficient LEDs) out.
Oh yeah -- the furnace fired right up. In a couple of minutes it took the chill off.
Oh yeah again: Emma's staying with neighbor Steve Springer, and he reports she's calm and happy.