i was all bunched up about number 9 on the list of activities, thinking that i had to make the house numbers match the calendar day on which i did them, but then i realized it's totally acceptable (once again, they're MY rules to start with) to do all these things in advance -and quite frankly you just HAVE to do some in advance- so all i really have to do is make sure i report to you on the proper day that matches the house numbers and even relaxed some it was still not so easy to find two houses with the same street adresses, one located in the state where i AM and one in the area of the state where i was GOING.
i tried really hard, both on the way out and the way back.
it is a lot harder than i had originally thought, because there are fewer and fewer houses with numbers below 31 these days on account of enhanced 911 addresses.
and there's the additional challenge of your research. if you can FIND two matching addresses, even if you use multiple sources, when you get ont eh ground you might find that number 13 main street in that town you have painstakingly gone to simply does not exist.
or that while according to your sources it is a residential property and in google earth it LOOKS like a residential property, when you get there it is a used car lot.
you can devote several days to this project and still not complete it.
WHY you would do such a thing is beyond me, but it's there all the same.