Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It's Difficult

DeBary, Fl.

74 deg. clear, humidity 86%, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy with isolated storms. Highs around 91°F. Heat index around 98°F. South southwest wind to 7 MPH. Chance of precipitation near 50%.

It's difficult trying to decide what to take with you on a 4 month trip, especially since Jim and Linda's mindset is still in the full-timing mode.

Let me try to explain.  You see, for the past 12+ years, anytime that we've been traveling in an RV, Jim and Linda had all of their possessions along with them. Now, we're going to be in a much smaller RV, they won't need or have room to take all of their "stuff" with them, but just what do you need for 4 months and what can you do without?????

Are you going to need that casserole dish that was used for so many pot-luck dinners? Are you going to need  all those cooking utensils, or all the items that you've used for grilling and cooking outside? What tools will you need, which lawn chairs, which clothes?????

We've been full-timing for so long, its hard not to try to take everything you own with you. After so many years of living in an RV, Jim and Linda had figured out just what was needed and what wasn't, but this is a whole new "game"!!!

Linda says that they have to try to get back into the "vacation mode" that they used many years ago. :-)

Anyway, trying to figure that out is what has been going on around here the last few days. Yesterday, they took a whole bunch of  "stuff" over to the trailer and got it all put away. Today, they'll probably be packing more items up to go over there, but they're getting down to the things that they need for everyday living, so most of that will have to be taken to the trailer at the last minute.

As of right now, the plan is still to leave here next Monday morning.although I suppose we could leave on Sunday if everything falls into place.

Linda has been doing a little better but.she's still fighting those dizzy spells which will probably stay with her for awhile yet. That, along with the extreme fatigue requires her to sit and rest a lot, but she's been really trying hard to do as much as she can to get ready to travel.

Oh, Big RED was telling me that they had a little excitement when they arrived at the trailer yesterday morning!!!! It seems that when they got there, there was no electric power to the trailer!!! Jim checked the circuit breakers and they were OK. Then, he checked the electric cords and  found out that there was no power coming out of the one that plugs into the trailer. Upon inspection, it was determined that something had happened inside of the connector and that one of the contacts was burned.

Jim had always thought that there was something that was not quite right with that connector, but the dealer said that they had checked it and everything was OK.

Well, I guess it wasn't!!!!  :-(

Anyway, because by that time, the temperature was already nearing 90 degrees and the refrigerator, (which already has quite a bit of food in it), had already been running off of propane and battery, for who knows how long, Jim decided rather than to mess around with trying to get LaMesa to warranty it, he just went and purchased a new cord.

When he gets time, he'll get a new connector for the old cord and then, he'll have an extra one in case something happens to the new one.

So, that's what has been happening around here. Tomorrow, Linda goes in to get that "port" removed and then it'll just be a matter of tying up all the loose ends.

I sure am getting "hitch itch"!!!!  :-)

Did you know that more than ten people a year are killed by vending machines?


1 comment:

  1. We would have such a hard time packing for a week, let alone 4 months!! Hugs to Linda, she must be getting so excited :)