Thursday, September 29, 2016
We are home!
However remember the adage, "The best laid plans of mice and men"? Well we landed in the rain.. But it was showers, so my first plan was to rip up a fence and open the left side of the house for the coach. The RIP up turned into a 'dig up'. The previous owners must have had digging dogs because the fence chain link fence was buried one foot into the ground. Can you imagine the roots that had inter-twined thru the chain-links. BUNCHES!
I gave up trying to pull the posts so I cut them 8" below the ground. Then it was cutting limbs to make room. I knew I would have to back up and pull up a couple times to line the coach up, BUT I FORGOT, THIS IS SAND NOT NC RED DIRT. I buried the front wheels in the sand and got stuck. Fortunately I had brought a couple shovels, BUT I made the mistake of lifting the coach with the front jack and buried the jack. It went so deep I had to crawl under the coach and remove the jack, not a fun job.
Autumn at Kings Mountain state park
The nice thing was at least 6 neighbors showed up to help, there wasn't much they could do, but it was a great feeling to have all these young folk offer to help. Giselle from across the street, brought cold water over along with her husband 'Leaf'. Then in the middle of the neighbors coming over my batteries died and I could not hear. LOL
Anyway, after much work and it was nearly dark, we got the coach on the opposite side of the house. While I was cutting limbs and trees, my girl got the FIT unpacked. She even lifted the heavy oak end tables out. I did ‘scold her for that’, really hoping she did not hurt her Knee in the process.
WE do not have enough power for A/C in the coach but we will remedy that in the morrow. My girl and I got the mattress and box springs out. We went by Taco Bell then to Lowes to get some gas plumbing and electrical supplies to start early.
We will also go and pick out the interior colors and get the paint along with some good rollers.
Not a great start, but hey, it is the beginning, I love it. And a side nice thought, the internet is MANY times faster than last night. LOL
We are beat..
(I HEARD Friend Evelyn was a teen-ager when this 1925 Ford discovered America That is not confirmed.)
1939 Chevy, This car and I discovered America the same year.