Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grounded and rewired

May 15th marked the end of our full time journey as we pulled out of our campground after spending our last two weeks in the new motorhome.  This checkout period, in addition to checking out the systems, also confirmed that we could function for reasonable periods in this much smaller space.

It has been a hectic couple of weeks as we searched for some minimum furniture to allow us to at least camp in the new house.  Once that was completed, it was time for a break, so we went on a road trip to Robertsdale, AL. We were invited to attend an outing of the Panhandle Winnies at the Robertsdale Camping World for a “show and tell.  We found them to be a fun group and promptly joined their local club.  When we returned home on Mother’s day, we were surprised to find flowers on the counter. Also found new sheets on the recently delivered bed a four slice toaster!  Thanks Heather and Ryan.

 Our next big priority was to rejoin the wired world and get cable and internet installed.  Things have changed a bit since we went on the road and I did get some advice from our SIL on what we would need.  So now we have high speed internet with a full house network that I admittedly still do not fully understand along with cable entertainment with TIVO and other stuff I am going to eventually learn about.  What I am sure about is I have a lot of digital boxes and wires that need to be hidden once the cabinets on order show up.  Then there is the new paperwork that goes with an address change, like all new drivers’ licenses and notifications to apparently everyone in the known world.  I will admit to longing for the simple life of starting the engine and just moving on.

Anneke did manage to invoke her “Oma” privileges and go with mom and Victoria to the Zoo this last weekend, while I continued to work around the house.  They had a great time at this small and privately owned zoo.

Since we bought an almost new house on a street with available lots, it was expected that we would be watching some construction for awhile. There is a house nearing completion next door and now two new lots are being cleared for construction, one across the street.  So there will be some noise and dirt for awhile.


Sue and Doug said...

enjoy the new found process of being in a stix and bricks!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

So this is what we have to look forward to when we come off the road?

As long as I can get a beautiful lawn care service gal like you have, it'll be worth it all. ;c)

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Looks like everyone had a great time.

Gorgeous roses.

We can't live without TVO. Love that feature.

Never saw a kid that didn't enjoy the zoo...or an adult for that matter.

Rick Doyle said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of home ownership and getting used to all the new gizmo's and gadgets.

Looks like the zoo was fun.

Judy and Emma said...

Thinking about having to set up a house from scratch is mind boggling. :)

Sherry said...

I'm in awe of the ease with which you are going back to stix and brix. That new View sure looks nice. I knew a woman who full timed in it but I guess it would be tough for two. Victoria looks like a real charmer. What fun for you both she must be.


Kevin and Ruth said...

Hope you are enjoying your new house and all the modern conviences that go with it.

Looks like Victoria enjoyed the zoo. I love the giraffes!

Kevin and Ruth

E Squared and Mui said...

Ahh, yes; the modern conveniences of a stix and brix come with way too much wiring, even in a wireless environment :-)

Bob and Jo said...

We will be leaving the road hopefully not in a number of years so your experiences will be helpful.

Janie and John said...

Enjoy that new home and that new Winnie.