You have heard me say it before and I guarantee you will hear me say it again – always have a Plan B. And it doesn’t hurt to have a Plan C and a Plan D, too, just in case. You never know when they will come in handy.
Our original plan (Plan A) was to leave today to begin our summer travels. But as it turns out, that’s not going to happen for a variety of reasons. The first of those reasons is the time we lost dealing with the bedroom slide and the battery issues on our Winnebago motorhome.
After putting a three stage smart charger on the house battery bank Wednesday night, I was very happy to see that the Lifeline AGM batteries had come back up to full power. After unhooking the charger we turned some of our LED lights on, and ran the roof vent fans all day long and they stayed fully charged. And with the batteries fully charged, the slide room now works fine! So hopefully, those issues are resolved.
Of course, until we are actually out on the road we don’t know how the batteries are going to hold up. Hopefully we won’t have to find a shop along the way to replace them, but we will see how it goes.
We also lost time due to the heavy rainfall we have had the last few days. Our area of central Florida has been in a massive drought, but this week while we’ve been trying to get the motorhome ready to go, it has poured every day. That slows things down when you’re hauling stuff up to the RV and getting yourself and everything you’re carrying soaked in the process. Somebody said it was the state crying because we are leaving. That’s probably not the reason, but it is a nice thought.
Combine those issues with the fact that our accountant had some last-minute items to finish up for us and was planning to work late into the night to get it done before we took off, it was just easier to tell her to relax and finish it this morning. We probably could still meet with her, come back and get the last little bit we need loaded into the motorhome, and take off sometime in the afternoon, but I think we’d rather just stay one more day and leave earlier on Saturday.
As I said in a blog the other day, over the last few months we have purchased a lot of stuff that will go into the RV and stay there, like kitchen items and such so that we won’t have to continue to haul them back and forth after each trip. I’m glad of that, because this isn’t much fun.
Terry and I are both a little apprehensive about getting back on the road after sitting still so long. That motorhome sure seems big after not driving it for so long! Somebody said it’s just like riding a bicycle. Well yeah, I guess so, if a bicycle was 40 feet long and weighed 32,000 pounds.
And to be honest, we are both somewhat reluctant to go because we have settled so comfortably into our house here. But we both agree that once we get into the swing of things again, it will be fine. A friend asked what we would do if we found out that we just really don’t enjoy traveling that much anymore. I told him that the same highway that takes us out of Florida goes right back in the other direction whenever we are ready.
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Thought For The Day – Love the people who treat you right, forget the ones who don’t, and believe everything happens for a reason.