After weeks spent spinning in circles we have finally achieved escape velocity.
Yesterday morning I loaded up the pile of our belongings not going with us on the road and took them to storage - graciously offered us by our realtor/friend. I’m quite pleased with what we pared down to, and it will be even less stuff once we get a chance to digitize some scrapbook albums.
Another final of load of donate-ables went to Goodwill, and by the time I got back the buyer’s crew of handymen had descended on the house. While they worked on replacing the dining room window, upgrading the smoke alarms, and venting the shower through the roof MsBoyink finished moving food into the trailer and got caught up on laundry. We mounted the bike rack, loaded up bikes, hitched up the fifth wheel and escaped suburbia just before noon.
After a stop for lunch we drove a tiring 5 miles down the road and setup camp at the campground we ended our year at last fall. We’ll be here a month while Harrison (the boy formerly known as Data) takes Driver’s Ed and we wrap up loose ends and get things organized in the trailer.
We went to bed early and all slept in until 9:00 - it’s been that exhausting of a week. A rainy morning gave us the excuse to just sit, read, blog, do some online address changing, and let the weight of the transition start to sink in. Being back in the trailer truly feels like being “home”, and all the effort in getting here is starting to feel worth it.
The check from the sale of the house has cleared the bank, so on Monday we’ll go in to pay off the remaining loan on the trailer. With that processed we will be completely debt-free and working very hard to stay that way from now on.