Tuesday night I finally got a call back from Stoney Crest, the prior tenant had moved on and my 30 amp spot was now available. By the time I got the message though it was already after hours. I needed to be at work at 9:30 yesterday morning and their office didn’t open until 9, so I drove to work 15 minutes early and called them from the parking lot. I am happy to announce that I’ll be moving my beloved egg (another name for Casitas and other molded fiberglass trailers) to the RV park on the 25th, next Wednesday.
That leaves this coming Sunday as the only day off I’ll have between when my parents leave and moving day to get the Casita full cleaned out and start on the cushion covers that I’ll need to protect from the roomie’s cat who likes to scratch furniture. On that day I need to scrub down the fridge and bathroom, vacuum the rugs and sweep the floors. None of these things are real dirty, but it’s just so much easier to do a thorough cleaning before moving everything in. I’d also like to get something curtain-ish made for the windows since her cat also doesn’t play nice with blinds, but that might be asking too much in one day.
Besides that, I also called Camping World back before work to make sure that my replacement friction pad had gotten ordered, they assured me that it was, and will be calling me back once it arrives. If it doesn’t arrive before Wednesday, I’ll improvise, and possibly just use the old hitch since the drive isn’t going to be too far.
As for getting backed into the spot, getting leveled, figuring out how to hook everything up etc… well, I’ll worry about that when I have to. I have off that day, but the roomie doesn’t. I did find a local couple who own a Casita and are willing to answer questions and give advice, and I’m very thankful to have met them. I’m also hopeful that the current campers will take pity on me and help me get settled into the spot.
The roomie was in charge of getting the storage lot figured out, and the 27th from 9am to 1pm is when she’ll have the moving truck. Our schedules do not match up at all since I got my new job, and I’ll be at work at that point. She has enlisted a friend of ours to help get stuff loaded up, so we’ll need to get everything that isn’t going into the RV boxed up before that date.
This means that the night of the 27th is likely the first night that we’ll actually be sleeping in the Casita. Those extra two days hopefully gives me enough time to buy any additional necessities required for living in it that I couldn’t think up ahead of time and fix any additional issues that might arise when I get everything plugged in for the first time since my pre-purchase tour. Then on the 28th we both have off, and we’ll be spending that day getting the apartment all vacuumed and cleaned.
My new laptop’s estimated time of arrival isn’t until 5/3, so it sounds like I’ll have a few days without computer access. I’ll probably be keeping my desktop plugged in at the apartment until the bitter end, our official last day here is the 30th. If I miss a post, you’ll have to forgive me.
I had another night of less than stellar sleep, and woke up early this morning to post this and get ready to spend the day hiking with my family. That’s okay though, I’m very glad that they’re here and sleep can wait. Just a week until the move now, holy cow! Thanks everyone for your continued support, my heart feels so much lighter now that things are in motion and I wake up many mornings with a silly grin on my face when I realize what I’m about to do. Safe travels and happy trails!
Image courtesy of RBerteig