Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Eve of Full Timing

Well, it has finally arrived.  The last night we will spend in our stick house.  We picked up the camper from the RV Shop today at 1:00 pm.  Still some last minute small details to take care of, but we will get a service call at our campsite soon.  Here is a picture of our old home and our new home:

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We started loading up Alphie (our Alpenlite) this afternoon.  I disinfected the fresh water tank and filled it half full of nice fresh water.  Here is a photo of our new home through the front picture window of our old home:

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Tomorrow we finish transferring everything we plan to take with us on our journey and move over to the Snake River RV Park and Campground.  I have reserved a great site there for the next month.  Friday we work on setting up what is left of our worldly possessions for a moving sale on Saturday and Sunday.  After that we have seven days to clear out everything that is left and clean up the house for the new owner.  We met the new owner this week when he came with the Home Inspector.  A really nice young fella and he is so excited to be getting his first home.  The word from the realtors is that closing date is April 30th.

Here are some pictures of the inside of Alphie showing off the new carpeting, paint, wallpaper border and slideout trim:

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   Before the table is set in place                                            My lovely bride vacuuming her new carpet.

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    Bath hallway and bedroom.                                                     Everything in it’s place and ready to go.

I would love to write about all the exciting and emotional feelings we are experiencing, but I am dead tired.  I woke up at 2:00 am this morning and was too excited to go back to sleep, so I was up at 3:30.  I will be writing more often now that I will have something to write about.

8 comments:

Jennifer Sathe-Mahler said...

So exciting. Enjoy all your new adventures,

DNPC said...

It's been almost seven years since we had our last night in our S&B home - it's been an adventure ever since. Good luck to you and enjoy your travels!

TexCyn said...

I am so excited for ya'll. You are off to a great start & the work done in the 5ver looks great!!
I think you should share your emotions when you are able to. I think others that are considering doing this would be interested in those kind of posts. Nosey ones like me just like to read that kind of stuff ;-)

BJ said...

We are happy for you. Safe and happy travels

Laurie and George said...

Too exciting! The Alfie looks nice, good job on restoring the interior. Safe travels as well.

Jim and Rosie Sathe said...

Thank you one and all for your comments. I hope to provide interesting reading on our full timing adventures.

Doug and Sheila said...

entCongratulations! We've been on the road for over five years now and never want to stop! It's an exciting time for you - enjoy!

Bill and Cap said...

You have a beautiful new home! I know you are excited! Congrats & safe travels. Maybe we'll see you out on the road!