Since we've moved in to our "Home Base", we've had to put the Journey into a storage lot.
Poor thing looks so sad there, but we visit it several times a week to slowly move items we're going to use in the house. But one thing we've been adamant about is that we are going to leave enough items and clothing aboard so we can take off at a moments notice and not need to buy or bring anything other than food to roll down the road. Of course, sometimes this makes for some comedic moments with us.
Marti: "What do you want to make for dinner?"
Paul: "How about a nice roast in the crock pot?"
A few moments of silence between us, until it dawns on us both that we don't have a crock pot in the house. Yet. Off to Walmart for a crockpot.
Paul: "I hope you like the home made chicken soup I've made."
Marti: "I'm sure it will be good, pass me the ladle so I can put some in my bowl."
Another few moments of silence until we realize we don't have a ladle. Yet. After using a soup spoon to get the soup into bowls, we eat it and then, once again head to Walmart for a ladle.
We are getting there, the house is almost completely furnished with mostly all the necessities now and with a bunch of stuff removed from the Journey, I'd swear it is sitting a couple of inches higher on the suspension air bags.
Some things have returned to us from storage at our daughter's house that we chose to leave behind most of the time. Here are the "Tadpoles" in our garage awaiting a little TLC so to be ready for Key West where they'll come in real handy.
It's not been all work, though. Being close to our grandsons Andrew and Owen, we have had the time to build the two mini bikes I bought them. They've taken to them very well and are enjoying riding and working on them. Never too young to learn to turn a wrench.
I another week or so, the construction of all the houses should be complete, the work trucks and dumpsters will go away and I can bring the Journey down to the house for a day to wash it, unload a few more things and winterize the water system. It's been six years (!) since I last winterized it and I hope I remember how to do it. Just because we are not living in the Journey 24/7 right now doesn't mean I won't take care of it as much. We intend on keeping it and enjoying travels with it for a long, long time. :c)
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