Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Saying Goodbye to our Sticks and Bricks

In the full-timing RV community (and I'll bet you never knew there even WAS such a thing!) a sticks and bricks, abbreviated to S&B, is a regular, non-moving home.  So I can finally say that we are on the road full time.  Yesterday was the hardest day so far, as we finished emptying everything into the motorhome.  At first we were storing everything neatly away, which was time consuming but kept the open areas neat. That was the weekend portion of the move. By Monday, however, we were tossing things into the trash pile by the side of the road and making trips with items for our good neighbor, Tom, to sell in his weekly yard sales, and what was left over was in bags and bins, placed on every surface in our motorhome.

By 4:00 we were totally exhausted, snapping at each other and finding it hard to put together words to make real sentences. One of us would ask where something was and would get an answer, "it's right by the thing, next to, uh, that thing there!" The language centers in our brains had ceased to function normally. It was frustrating for both the speaker and the listener.

We hooked up the car after a bit of a struggle (brains not functioning well, remember!) and were finally on our way to our eldest daughter's house. We had no trouble parking in her driveway--yay!! Aside from Jason having to use a telescoping scrub brush to raise an overhead wire so that the AC units on the roof wouldn't get caught on it, Bob maneuvered it into the space like the pro that he is.  Kristen and Jason have a detached garage with a separate electrical box so we plugged into there for our lights and water pump.

Bedtime was early, and after a dinner of chili I had made on Sunday, we hit the sack.

Today is the closing. Fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly!

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