We finished buying our Fifth Wheel today and that is exciting. All seem
find with the RV but apparently our one ton truck is a bit big and
there is a clearance issues between the truck, hitch and RV. There
should be ideally 6 inch clearance and we have 4.5 inches – so, we have
to fix the hitch on the RV by lowering it a bit and I also want to get
the electronic leveling jacks checked because they are a bit sluggish.
Still, a nice RV and we are excited.
My sister and her family came to help, which was a blessing
because the driving aspect is still new and a bit scary for us. Emily,
was kind enough to back it into the small storage space that we got – I
do not think we could have done this on our first time out. We need
some driving lessons – this is for sure. George did rather good all in
all, even on the turns. I have yet to tackle the driving but I still
need to be comfortable with driving the truck – sitting on a pillow and
all! It was a good day but also hard.
What was hard, and what gave me a good panic attack, was the
realization that we need to be out of our house in 2 months. This means
I must sort through all our stuff and sell off all we can, while giving
away the rest. This is a huge task which is made complicated by my
demanding schedule of teaching 3 college classes, developing 1 class
for the spring term and teaching a tots martial course once a week at
the community center. George has a busy schedule as well but not quite
as busy as mine for the next few weeks. In a nut shell, I am not sure
how the heck we can get everything done that needs to be done. I’ve
started listing things on Craigslist and will offer some stuff for
free. I would be helpful to our bottom line if we could sell a few
things however, even if it is not for what it is worth. As for those
sentimental things, I am trying to take a picture and document, in this
way, things that hold special memory.
Which brings me to the last issue – I had hoped to be able to
scan all my family pictures and mementos before we left but this not an
easy task because it is a slow going one where I can only scan one
piece of paper at a time. We tried to find some scanning services and
were shocked by the prices! Staples charges twenty five cents a page
(an effen page!), and Kinkos is about the same. Can you say gouging?
One employee tried to explain that it was because of processing power,
until I pointed out that the same process occurs with photo copying and
that was only seven cents a page. I am horrified, really, at what they
charge. So, it is just another task that will take hours on hours –
likely it will not be get all done.
That is all for now.
Peace to you all,. R