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.