Monday, April 28, 2008

Wander, Wobble, and Wag, Oh my!

Who knew that driving a motor home could be such a near death experience with so many once unknown driving sensations!!! Yes, I bet you never knew that not only could a motor home wobble, it can wander (it randomly decides to move itself over the dotted line), and it can wag (yes, like a dog – my front end is facing straight ahead and my back end wags its tail – and yes, that’s a problem!). Oh, I even found out it can porpoise. Ever notice how dophins playfully jump in and out of the water? Motor homes can do that as they drive down the freeway.

Well, this is the researching, internet shopping and test driving stage of our journey. I never knew that looking for an RV could be such a full time job.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

“Oh, Where Will We Live Now?” sung to the Veggie Tale song, “Oh, Where is My Hair Brush?”

I wish I had a penny for every time someone asked us where we were moving after our house sold and my answer was, "I dunno.” I love the quote I heard from a friend and remember it often, “He is rarely early, but never late.” For some still unknown reason, every time we thought there was a possibility for a short term rental, the doors closed on that. It was six days before our move out day when a church friend and neighbor offered to let us stay in their home while we searched for an RV. They have 3 guest bedrooms, 2 bathrooms for us and an upstairs living room – WOW! We can never thank them enough for their sacrifice and we admire their gracious and generous spirits – thank you Brandeses!

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Pod Squad

This was the most stressful part of our journey. I thought the two short weeks getting our house ready to sell were bad. Then I thought the two weeks we had to look like we didn’t live in our house and leave every time someone came were bad. But, really, packing (especially with Paul traveling out of state for two of the weeks) was really the worst. We couldn’t have done any of this without the faithful prayers of friends and family. And, then with the practical help of a couple friends who helped prep our house for sale and then helped pack after it sold and then helped load the pods. We have an extra special thanks for Paul’s parents who gave one whole week and serious labor from morning ‘till bedtime helping us pack and load. We couldn’t have done it without them.