LightMan (lightmanca) wrote in burning_man,
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Will I be the *last* person in town???

Aieee

Getting to this burn is becoming very difficult.

I'm having some money troubles. My van won't smog, and other things in my schedule are just getting in the darn way.

Now some of them I'm more than willing to work with, but why THIS weekend?? The Buddhist group I belong to http://www.sgi-usa.org, is hosting a really cool festival in Monterey tomorrow. I almost felt like bailing, telling people I'm going to Burning Man, but I just couldn't. So tomorrow I will be helping out at this festival all day. My best friend is in town for this weekend only, so I spent time with him today. Sheesh. Way too much pressure.

On top of all this an expense check I've been waiting for to help me fund this trip hasn't showed up. I've decided to go into my emergency funds, assuming that when all the dust settles I'll have that check to deposit back in the bank. My Van apparently needs a new catalytic converter in order to pass smog (and hopefully that's it). The reg expired last October, so I'm thinking it would be a *very* good idea to have good tags before I go, lest I get harassed by some police officer having a bad day.

So assuming I can get up early Monday, go get a cat converter put on van, get it smogged, and get tags, how quickly can I load the darn thing? I've been doing some prep work, but have really been waiting for my Van to be done so I can start loading it. Still worried about dough. Trying to be as frugal as possible. But it's Burning Man!! I've never brought a bike to BM, and I don't know if I'll be able to get one tomorrow. Sure would be nice to have a bike, and a generator so I can display my art!

I hope I can leave Monday, or Tuesday morning at the latest. All good things require effort!! So based on all this, and other things that have been going on in my life, I do think this is going to be an incredible burn! ...So long as I can get there!

Sorry to vent all. Maybe this will help someone else having similar difficulties. btw, I've got room in my Van for 1 person, if anyone needs a late ride. I live in Mountain View.

See You On the Playa!!!
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