Saturday, April 14, 2012

Accelerated Timetable

Thursday afternoon my phone rings and it is the realtor with good news and bad news.  The good news is the 1st and the 2nd Mortgage banks have approved the short sale.  The bad news is the closing date is moved up to April 30th.  We have no choice in the matter; closing must be 4/30/12.

OK.  So our fiver is still in the shop getting the new carpet installed and the wheel bearing pack and spring checkout still need to be done.  My RV guy was distracted from our rig work by a full timer in a motor home that needed to get on the road because of a family emergency.  So after several conversations with the realtor, the RV shop and my patient spouse; we come up with a plan.  The RV shop will finish the carpet install and the spring checkout by Tuesday evening (come heck or high water) and we will pick up the rig Wednesday morning.  We will defer the bearing pack until later in May.  That gives all day Wednesday and half of Thursday to transfer our “stuff” that we are taking with us into the camper.  Thursday afternoon we will check in for a month at the Snake River RV Park and Campground here in Idaho Falls.  So Friday morning we will wake up on the first day of our “Full Time” RV lifestyle.

It will take all day Friday to get everything in the house set up for display and priced for our super, duper moving out sale on Saturday and Sunday.  We have sold most of the big “stuff” on Craigslist (what a wonderful advertising resource at no cost), so we are down to a lot of small “stuff”.  That will give us a week to take whatever is left over to the church, local charity or the dump; and clean up the house and yard for the new owner.

I will post pictures of the new spiffy interior of Alphie later this week; along with an update of how the transfer into the camper all worked out.  In the meantime we need to consume most of the groceries in the fridge and pantry to reduce inventory to camper size.  It is going to be a busy 5 days.

4 comments:

TexCyn said...

Wow, I think you're going to need some super duper energy pills!

Jim and Rosie Sathe said...

Energy pills until it is done, then a smidgen of Smirnoff to celebrate.

Laurie and George said...

Very good! Fast-tracking now!

Me and My Dog said...

Sounds like a good plan! Before you know it, you'll be done and it will all be behind you - except for the wonderful full-timing life ahead.