Sunday, June 1, 2014

It's Done!  It's Done!  I have to apologize for the delay in posting but we have been busier in the last few days than we have in a long time.

We are out of the house! Sleeping on a real bed in Phaeth.

Friday we shut down the Time Warner Cable network, finished calling the utilities and other services to cancel all our connections to our old life and we moved Phaeth from her storage place to the KOA in Fort Mill, SC because that is the closest campground to our stick & brick house so we could move our remaining belongings into her.  We could not park Phaeth in the driveway. Shucks, we would have trouble moving her into our little cul-de-sac.  She is too big and the street is too small, trees to close, branches too low, etc.  So we parked her and started running Hope back and forth. 

But it was so good not to have to sleep on that dang fold out bed and so good to get a good night's sleep on Phaeth's Sleep Number Bed.

Yesterday we made more trips then went to Mass and we will finish today.  Yesterday was mostly food from the pantry and fridge.  Joanie has been working like a Trojan getting everything put away in Phaeth.  I am surprised the number of storage places Tiffin has been able engineer into their motorhomes.  They have a reputation for that.

Joanie got the ice maker working which had not been used since Phaeth was winterized last.  When the first ice cubes came out I popped one into my mouth and YUCK! YUCK! YUCK! The anti freeze was not yet flushed out of the ice maker.  While it is not toxic, that stuff will kill taste buds!  My tongue still has not fully recovered.

We have to be totally out of the S&B house by Tuesday so the new owners can do their final walk through.  Tomorrow we will do some cleaning, mop the floors, etc.  Thursday is the closing at 10:30 AM  so I guess I will have to put on long pants and a nice shirt because we have to be there to sign papers.

My back feels like we have moved a ton of stuff in the last few days.  I have to remember to get Phaeth weighed as soon as possible and adjust her tire pressure.

It is a totally different set of emotions now.  For years we had lived in anticipatory anxiety for this very moment.  That brand of anxiety is gone now.  We have left our old life style and have begun our new adventure.  There is no going back now.  The old S&B house is empty.  We must make our way in this new world that we have chosen and that brings with it a new brand of anxiety.  It is a feeling of great relief on the one hand and new hope and anticipation on the other.

Joanie and I both feel as though we are doing God's will in this change.  We have already encountered new souls with whom we have shared the Lord's joy.  I believe that we are "on the road" to where God wants us to be.

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