Immunizations were finished up a few months ago. Our local nursing school at Auburn Montgomery was able to get me in for my shots. Interested in what I had to get? Typhoid, Influenza and finished up the 3rd set of Hep A/B vaccinations. All my other vaccinations were still valid from Costa Rica. I also got prescriptions for malaria prevention which I will start taking 2 days before I arrive. A wellness check was needed for the trip and my health care doctor prescribed me a broad-spectrum antibiotic and something for nausea and vomiting (just in case I need it).
Packing began a few weeks ago. I’ve slowly packed and unpacked, sorted, and removed items. Do I take this or rather take that… I finally believe I have it all sorted out, but I still have a few days to take another look. My checked bag has stayed under 50 pounds so far. At first I’d planned on taking only my carry-on but some of the larger items pushed me over my preferred weight for my backpack. Considering we will be changing planes at least twice I didn’t want to be hauling too much weight through the airports catching our next plane.
The topic for this challenge was Books or Paper. This Peterson’s magazine from 1872 used to be bound and held together with some type of binding and sewn in three places. The bindings have long failed and the strings are broken. Now the magazine is back to its original state which is a stack of papers. All the papers are different sizes and all have rough edges. No longer are the pages lined up straight. One day I should probably scan the whole stack so that I can actually read though the articles. Here are a few of my favorite pages to share for this challenge.