July 10th: Full Circle

Today I’m back at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It looks like I’ll be sticking around Orlando for a few weeks to help get some stuff done.

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July 7th-July 8th: These Chipmunks Can Talk
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Georgia and me are currently staying at The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. I haven’t stayed here before and it’s actually quite larger than you would expect.

The campsites are on the right below the lake.

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I’m trying to figure out where I’m going to stay for a couple more weeks in the area. The last place I parked at was pretty remote. This is remote in a different way, you’re deep the bowels of Disney magic.

What’s been awesome though is we’ve had a chance to see a number of friends already.

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June 25-July 3: Time Flies

It’s been a great adventure here in Santa Fe. I did my first consulting job (what do you do with all the time you’re not in meetings?), I enjoyed the gay rodeo and pride. I saw friends and took Georgia on new adventures.

Next stop, Orlando?

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June 22: How to make a company in 24 hours

For whatever reason I didn’t mention this on the 19th. I made a new company OttrCo, LLC in about 24 hours.

I have always been a company man and haven’t worked as an independent contractor before. It ends up it’s a bit more complicated than I thought. After reading the contract I saw that I needed insurance. I called my insurance company and they were like…

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Now presenting OttrCo, LLC a Close Limited Liability Company of Wyoming. The Squarespace logo generator made me this via automatic generation:

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So now I have an LLC, insurance and soon a bank account. In the end it probably cost me more than the job. But it’s a good experience to understand how it works when you aren’t a multinational conglomerate.

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June 17: Cowboys in OKC

Today I did laundry and checked out the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The museum was a mix of immersive set and traditional gallery.

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June 16: ok it’s OK

Today we drove to Oklahoma. I am not sure that I’ve been here before. I think that I finally got the Andersen no-sway hitch correctly setup correctly. It’s very obvious that this trailer is longer and heavier when driving. I really need to pass though a truck scale to make sure the weight distribution is correct. 

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Georgia was excited for her new toy too.

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June 8th: Trailer for Sale

Today I prepared the trailer for sale and gave Georgia her first bath in a number of months. She’s fluffy and shedding like a monster.

Since you’re here, you should by my trailer :)

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June 7th: Busted Windshield and Trailer Arrives

Our welcome to Texas was a large rock hitting the windshield. The crack grew to be 18”. Unfortunately, the cost to replace was less than my deductible. Safelite wanted a week and a half to do the work but the Ford dealer connected me to another shop that was able to do it today. Because of the ADAS system I still have to get the front facing camera calibrated.

It’s kind of silly though, I’ll have to pay a Ford dealership $100 to enter a single diagnostic code and drive the truck 20 miles on a road with clear lane markings. Some ADAS systems require special markers and a closed shop setup to be re-calibrated. I have FORScan and a OBD adapter but I suppose it’s not a good idea to re-calibrate a safety system yourself.

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The old trailer also arrived from NC and I’m trying to figure out the best way to sell it.

Finally, I stopped by the registration/title center in Texas. I was able to get a temporary tag and just have to get the new trailer inspected Monday to get a plate. Hurray!

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June 3rd: Dollywood

Dollywood was an incredible park full of theming far beyond what I would have expected from a regional amusement park. The food was great, the employees were generally very friendly too. The coasters were intense, fun and unique. They even have different costumes for each ride!

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June 2nd: Redneck Anaheim

 Pigeon Forge Tennessee is weird. It reminds me of the area around Disneyland if there was more camo and pickup trucks. 

I’m staying at jellystone. Yes that one. 

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A friend recommended I check out the dinosaurs. I can’t believe someone built this this thing.  It’s a boat ride. But the boats are on rollers and big metal arms push it along from the side. Exit signs vomited all over the thing. It was so bad it was good.

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I also installed my hitch on the trailer. I hope I did it correctly.

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