Sunday, April 27, 2008

Visiting Our Stuff, Nordic Walking and Bathing Dogs

That about sums up the weekend. Yesterday, we made the trip across town to check out our storage unit. Like many fulltimers, we had things that we didn't want to sell or get rid of when we sold our house. Some of the things have been in the family for ages, like quilts my grandmother made, a trunk that belonged to my great grandmother, pictures and other odds and ends. Other stuff we thought we might want "when" we decided to come off the road and get another sticks & bricks residence. That includes a few pieces of furniture, dishes, a treadmill, tools, and so on and so forth. Then there were things we just didn't want to part with. I'm not sure now what that list includes. We rented a rather large storage unit, I think it's about the size of a one car garage. We've talked about either letting go of the storage unit entirely, or at least downsizing it considerably. I don't think either one of us really remembered how much stuff we had in there! When we opened the door and saw that room filled, we both just groaned. We'd hoped the kids had taken the items they were supposed to, but no, all that was still in there. We definitely have some work ahead of us. I don't think either of us is too excited to begin - it seems like we'll never finish moving!

A few days ago, Jim read an article in the paper about Nordic Walking and decided he would be interested in doing that. We had a Nordic Track many years ago and got a lot of use from it. More information about this style of walking can be found at . There are several sporting goods stores in the area, and we thought we could find the walking poles we wanted here in town. After stopping at 3 different stores, we decided we could order them online and get exactly what we wanted. The poles we ordered are at The model is the Traveller. They should be delivered by the end of the week. Stay tuned for progress reports!

Today I washed dog bedding and gave both dogs baths. I also swapped out Jasmine's crate. We kept both of their crates from the house in storage, and brought hers back to the motor home yesterday. The ones we brought on the road with us were the soft-side collapsable type. Mr. Bo Jangles tore his when we were in Texas so we needed to buy a new one for him then. We got the hard side at that time. We decided to use the hard side type for both dogs, as they are much easier to handle and clean.

I've been wanting to eat at Culver's, a chain that opened a store here awhile back. They have frozen custard, which I'd never eaten. So today was the day. We went in the middle of the afternoon, thinking it wouldn't be very busy. Ha! The place was packed and stayed that way the entire time we were there. I guess it's pretty popular. I think I like frozen custard, but I'm sure it's not low calorie!

The weather settled down after an extremely windy day yesterday. It got so bad that we pulled in both slides on the north side of the rig for most of the afternoon. Today has been chilly, but calm and clear.

A great weekend!


Karon said...

Oh, the storage unit saga!!! Hey, I had a brilliant idea. When you two finish working on your unit would you go work on ours? Seriously, I don't even want to think about it and ours is only 10 X 10.

Have fun sorting,
Love you, Karon

Speedy said...

A one car garage! Gee that is a lot of stuff. I hope we can get rid of the last little bit we have. I know what you mean though about stuff you hate to part with. We have some of that and I hope we can find some space at the kids house to keep them?? I know I am the only one that really wants to keep it but then memories are all you ever end up with.