What a difference 3 days made! Three days after writing that last, kind of pitiful, post, we got an offer on our house! One that we could accept. And my sweet husband drove up to the duplex, pulled a few nails from the wall, carted off more trash, spackled a bit and suddenly I am able to sleep through the night!
The place does not look that much different. I am just choosing to see what it can be, rather than what it is!
Last week some friends asked us to join them at Henry Horton, a state park in middle Tennessee. It was time to try out our new-to-us trailer home. The park is big…. boasts a golf course, restaurant, inn and cabins. But it was so hot and muggy, we went into survival mode. Spent more time inside with the A/C than we ever had and the hubby still managed to get two tick bites!
We are working on getting a WDH. Our buddies at the Townsend rally sang praises for the Andersen Weight Distribution Hitch with sway control. Even those with full size pickups were using it with the 19’ Escape. This is what we want, we think, but no one in our area sells it and the one RV dealer who was willing to get it from the manufacturer in Idaho told us he did not understand how it works….even after watching the video on You Tube. Not sure if we want to spend $600 and not get it properly installed!! Still trying to figure out what to do.
We have got a new transmission cooler on the Taco. Our little truck pulled the trailer up the big mountain at Monteagle. I just need to get accustomed to the engine noise in second gear and 3500 rpms!
Another challenge that we are facing, one we can barely discuss, is the issue of the cats….as in, too many cats! Last week I finally made up flyers for the two older females, Sheba and Princess and began distributing them at local vet offices. Several calls have come in but when I mention their ages, 11 and 13, the interest suddenly disappears. (Please don’t try to shame us. If we had a motorhome, I could see us traveling with 3 felines, but the truck barely holds the two of us and Sylvester.)
After our short jaunt to middle Tennessee, we immediately got back on the road, minus the Escape, and headed for Louisville, KY, delivering a load of family antiques to one of the granddaughters.
That night we strolled across the Ohio River on an old railroad bridge. Loved the views from the river.
Louisville at night
The Big 4 walking bridge with led color changing lights
We are one month and one day away from closing on the house, assuming we can get all the necessary repairs completed. Hope to find a contractor to take out a wall in the duplex and get new flooring before we move in.
Can’t believe we are starting the next phase of “the dream!”