Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Toy

While we were at Tiffin for service, Joyce and I would take the dog out for her walk every night after dinner. As we walked along the rows of coaches lined up in the service campground, we would occasionally pass by some that had motion sensor lights over the entrance door.

These lights were LED and very bright. They were really cool and I had to ask where to get one. The next day, I stopped at one of the coaches and talked to the owner only to find out that these people bought the lights at Quartzite.

I didn't want to wait till we went to Quartzite, so when we got home I did a search for the light and found them on E-Bay so I ordered one.
Motion detection range is adjustable from 10 - 25 feet.

Now I just have to wait till things warm up a bit so I can stop shivering and install the light.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Need Propane

We were down to 1/4 tank of propane and another week or so of cold weather. The ground is a bit soft in the area where I park the coach but I had to take the chance.
I was able to get in and out without any problems. We are getting our power from an extension cord plugged into a 20 amp outlet in the garage.
In order to save on propane, we are also running a small electric space heater.

We have all of our doctors appointments and such and must hang around till the middle of April. If it hasn't warmed up by then, I am pulling out and heading for points south, I can't take this cold weather.

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's Snowing

Three days ago it was 68 degrees, today it's snowing. We use to sit in the house and look out at the coach, now we are sitting in the coach and looking at the home.
This is our view from the coach. We are now living in the coach in our yard.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

OH NO!!!!!!!!

It took me a day to get over the shock........I have been trying to get a hold of the buyer for our home to see if he wanted to move the closing date to next Monday the 21st.

The buyer had been pushing for an earlier date because he and his future wife are living with her mother and want to get out ASAP.

Anyways, after numerous attempts by me and my realtor to get in touch with them, I finally received an e-mail from him on Monday stating that he will call me and they were looking forward to meeting us.

Yesterday morning I received a call from our Realtor with the news that the buyers bank has refused financing. Don't know for sure what caused the bank to change their mind but because he lost financing, we have to refund the deposit.
So here we are with no furniture and an empty house.....but we still have each other and a very clean home.

Might as well enjoy a nice romantic warming fire.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Moving Day

Today is moving day and we are so glad to see this coming to an end.
Casey came with Joyce and I to pick up the truck. Dogs love trucks!!!!
Everyone showed up and we had the truck packed in no time at all.
Once we got to the storage place I was shocked to see that the room we rented was a foot narrower then what we understood it would be. That one foot of space really made a difference. How are we going to get everything in there?
Well we decided to see what we could get in that small room.
Our two son-in-laws took their time and fitted every box and storage bin.
Joyce had to have her drift wood that we found in a dry river bed in Utah two years ago. We are running out of room!
Our son-in-law found a spot where it would fit upside down.
We were able to actually get 99% of our stuff packed in thanks to our two son-in-laws. Was like filling a time capsule.
Time to put the ramp away and call it a day.
Yahoo, we worked hard for this moment!
All that's left at home for us is this awesome entertainment system. Due to the echo in the room, if we turn the volume up on this 10" baby, it sounds like surround sound.
This is our living room set, note the nice coffee table.
Oh yes, and here's our bed before we remade it. Casey said it was ok for her.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Packing Things

We have been working really hard at packing all the stuff in the house. The dining room set will be gone this weekend along with the spare bedroom set. We also sold our bedroom set on Craig's List within two days of posting it. That will also be gone by Sunday so we will have our mattress on the floor.
I have been stacking the boxes to try to get an idea of how we are going to get all our stuff in a 5' x 10' x 9' storage room. I'll be glad when this is over.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Last Walmart Before Home

We are in a vacant Loew's parking lot that is connected with Walmart in PA.

We should be home by mid-day tomorrow.

Camp Walmart Bristol, Va.

Had a long drive today and we past a sad scene. This is a Toyota that is fully ablaze. The driver was at the side of the road along with the fire dept. watching his car burn.

This was the view from my rear view mirror.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Heading Home Tomorrow

We got into the repair bay this morning to have the floor replaced in the "wet bay". There have been problems with water leaking into the bay and rotting the floor.
Mine was beginning to rot in one of the corners by the rear wheel so I'm having it replaced. Tiffin is covering the repair even though it is out of warranty. Tiffin recognized that they had a problem with this floor so they are replacing them all at their expense.
This is my fresh water tank after they removed it so they could get to the floor.
These are the new design replacement floors. They are able to replace the floor within 5-6 hours. After the floor is replaced, the coach is taken to the manufacturing building and the area of repair is undercoated.
This is the area where the old floor was removed.
While the coach was being worked on, Joyce and I took the factory tour. The woodworking building is really impressive. All the wood comes in as rough cut from the sawmill. The boards are then planed and trimmed by a machine which then sends them to another machine that cuts them to the required length. All the decorative woodwork and molding is made here along with all the cabinets and wood trims.
This is only one of about four bays in the wood shop.
Tiffin is now turning out twelve coaches a day which is considered a good rate of production.
We were ready for an early morning departure from here but after filling my water tank, I checked the tank gauge readout and found the even though the tank was full, it was only reading one third full. They are going to have to check the wiring on the tank first thing in the morning. Must be a wire that's disconnected. Once that's corrected, we are out of here!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Still Waiting For Our Turn

About a mile down the street from us is the Sunshine Mills where they manufacture dog food products. And that's all you can smell in the area. It's sort of a sweet grain kind of odor.
As we drove by today on our way to lunch, Casey was hanging out the window and loving the odor. It would be like me driving past a chocolate company.
We also did a little shopping in the Silver Dollar Salvage Grocery store. They have some terrific deals like $.75 for a squeeze container of Miracle Whip, and $.25 for a bottle of Ranch dressing.
I just found out that we are scheduled in for our service at 7:00 am tomorrow. That means that we should be out of here Thursday morning.