Monday, March 17, 2008

Time of Transition

This is the in-between time. I am not a big fan of packing and moving. It took months to shed all the stuff of living in a 4 bedroom house to move into a 36' motor home. Then we moved Jim's mom twice in one year. I would like for this move to be my last. At least this time I'm not packing everything ahead of the move. The two motor homes will be parked side by side and we'll simply fill a crate or two at a time and carry them from the old to the new. While there is work to be done to prepare, it's not like all the previous moves. The major work will be done that day. Oh, and for a long time after that, getting things put away.

We will have adjustments to make, but I think one of the biggest adjustments will be for our two "furkids". They have always slept in their crates right next to my side of the bed. When we move to the new coach, their place will be out in the dining area. There is room for them under the table, so they will have a new place. I expect it will take a few nights for them to get used to that.

Today, and the next two days, most of our attention is on doing the preliminary work that needs to get done to prepare for the move. Today we finished going through about 30 pounds worth of papers that got thrown out.

I also removed a couple of pictures that I'd put up with industrial strength velcro. Removing the velcro from the walls without doing damage takes patience and a warm hairdryer. I've gone through some clothes and have two bags to donate to charity. We also went through a couple of cupboards and let go of some dishes that we never use.

We are waiting until we actually move to take pictures of the coach. However, I've had several questions about it, so here are some of the goodies about it. It is a 40' model QSH, 2008 Tiffin Phaeton. The exterior is Silver Sand and the Interior is Laguna. The wood is Alderwood. Instead of two couches, we opted for the Euro-recliner and computer desk in the driver side slide. The dinette is simply a table with no support leg and free standing chairs. We're getting a king size bed with a Sleep Number mattress. The engine is a Cummins 360 ISC on a Freightliner Chasis.

The waiting continues...


Kathy said...

Hi Ellie and Jim,
I am so happy you are getting the 2008 Phaeton, our friends love theirs! It should be so roomy! I sympathize with the "movin' day blues", it's never fun!

Best of wishes when you take delivery! Kathy & Grant

Anonymous said...

Ellie and Jim congrats! I bet it is nice. I know about that movin stuff over from one to the other. Even though they are next to each other it seems like you will never get it all in. Can't wait to see some will have some wont you???