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I SUPPOSE I should be grateful to have the time required to sort out any problems with my boat and gear and to have the resources to do so, however, I reserved a cabin in Wisconsin about 10 months ago and so much time has passed that it's where I almost want it to be over with.  I'm a bit of a worrier by nature (obviously) and I've never been to this particular lake/cabin before (which I'm sure hasn't helped) AND I'll be towing my boat 8 hours to get there but I've almost exhausted myself running everything through in my brain a thousand times.  Has anyone else ever had this "problem"?  Or should I seek professional help?  Wait!  Don't answer that.

Charlie Brown has nothing on me!

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Maybe ~ Maybe not, but I was Fully packed in March for a trip to Mexico scheduled for November . . .

Turned out to be one of the best Ever.

Bet yours will be good too.

Enjoy the adventure and anything that comes up along the way just ends up as part of the story.

:)

A-Jay

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Check your muffler bearings!

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14 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Check your muffler bearings!

I've already replaced my hydrostatic approximator- twice!

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And a big box of avocados!

 

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2 minutes ago, Molay1292 said:

They make medicines that help with your condition.......  Just sayin.

 

Translation of the expression "Just Sayin'":  "You're an idiot but I'm too nice to just come out and say so."    :  )

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35 minutes ago, Ratherbfishing said:

Translation of the expression "Just Sayin'":  "You're an idiot but I'm too nice to just come out and say so."    :  )

Nothing that drastic,    just a little messing with ya.

 

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Where you headed?

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I'll try and give you another reason to worry. I started planning a trip a year ago. I had booked a cabin for 2 weeks for me and several of my friends. Two weeks before I was set to go, I had surgery for a ruptured a disc in my back. Instead of being on the trip now, I'm reading posts on another forum about what a good time everybody else is having and how many fish they are catching. 

Over the years I've planned dozens of fishing trips. Most of them a year in advance. I like planning the trips and enjoy thinking about them during the year waiting for the time to go. Sometimes, thankfully not often, thinking about the upcoming trip was more fun than the trip itself. Instead of worrying, think about how much fun it will be. While you are supposed to be working, think about how great it's going to be. Your boss will think that smile on your face is because you love your job so much. For me, I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas.  That's why my back surgery was such a let down. But for the last year, I've always had something to look forward to. Now, I'm looking forward to next years trip...I just made the deposit on the cabin for next August

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What I have learned over the years, is you do all the stuff that needs doing, make your list and check it twice, and then relax and enjoy. When I have cut corners and let something go is when I  have had trouble. Changing a trailer wheel bearing on the road is a pain! Besides, you cannot prepare for every possible, er, opportunity. When it comes to boats and vacations, as Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say, "It's always something."

Have a great trip!

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May your trip be blessed

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Well, here's my strategy. 

You know how you think you have everything you want/need and you get an hour away from home and realize you forgot this or that?

I don't pack as far in advance as some, but I don't wait 'til last minute either.  I make a list, and if I wake up in the middle of the night thinking of something else I need, I'll make a note of it, then turn the light off and go back to sleep.  There are always several items on that list that might have otherwise been left behind.

When I'm facing a long drive I'll finish packing the suitcase(s), gear, tools, and other miscellaneous items at least three days prior to leaving.  I'll double check my lists, and then relax so I'm well rested before I leave.  And, if the spirit moves me to do so, I'll attach the boat to my truck and head out early.  This happens more often than not.

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Whenever I get stressed out I just think to myself...I'd Ratherbfishing

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10 hours ago, Scott F said:

I'll try and give you another reason to worry. I started planning a trip a year ago. I had booked a cabin for 2 weeks for me and several of my friends. Two weeks before I was set to go, I had surgery for a ruptured a disc in my back. Instead of being on the trip now, I'm reading posts on another forum about what a good time everybody else is having and how many fish they are catching. 

Yeah, I know.  I read your thread earlier!  What a drag!  

I think a big part of my stress comes from that the entire trip (my first of this type) has fallen almost entirely on me.  If responsibilities were split up more among its various participants OR if we we just driving there and renting someone else's boat, a big part of the stress would be alleviated.  But I had boat motor problems last month and I still am not entirely sure WHY my trailer tires wore so unevenly before (hope it was just under-inflation-which they were).  Anyhow, What will be will be, I guess.

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It's a vacation relax so you and everyone else will enjoy it.

Tom

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My mantra is that as long as you have your phone/wallet/keys, you can buy anything you need, or, get back home if it all falls apart.

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1 hour ago, blckshirt98 said:

My mantra is that as long as you have your phone/wallet/keys, you can buy anything you need, or, get back home if it all falls apart.

I'm unsure if this helps or not.  ;  )  But actually, yes, I know what you are saying.  No matter what (well, ALMOST, anyway), there is usually some way to resolve it.

I think it may be a factor of age but a few years back (4 years ago, I think) I pulled my boat to Canada and back with considerably less anxiety.  Of course, THEN I was merely a guest on someone else's trip and I just had to get there (and back).  I was not the chief instigator and planner.

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You're just worrying because people are relying on you to have a good time!  Fishing licenses?  Insect repellent? Sunscreen?  Bear/moose spray?  NO PRESSURE

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The best times are never planned, they are spontaneous.

 

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