Monday, April 26, 2010

We Arrived....

On Saturday I had dumped and flushed all the tanks, emptied the hot water heater and got more stuff packed up. The weather prediction was for a lot of rain from Saturday night on so I really wanted to get all the outside stuff done. Saturday, after work, we went out to Omega Diner with Linda's brother and his wife for a great meal. It was a great way to spend our last night in Jersey....food was great and the company superb !

As I predicted, Sunday was a whirlwind kind of day. It started out slow in the office but there were plenty of last minute things for us to do with the rig. We stripped the bed and washed up all the sheets and the last of our laundry. It had started raining Saturday evening, as expected, so I was so thankful that all the outside stuff was done. Tried to get to the point where we could get hooked on and pull the rig out of its spot, around the corner to the back of the property so we could get turned around for a straight shot out the gate. That didn't happen....The new roving managers arrived to take over for us and there was all the transitioning of money and information that took place from 1:30 to 3, when we closed. We finished explaining everything to them about 2:45 and then started to get off the site. By the time we got the GPS fired up and got the rig turned around, it was 3:30 when we left the property. I followed Linda in the car and off we went...headed to Greencastle, PA for our first stop. Arrived at the truck stop in Greencastle around 8 p.m. and locked the rig up. We jumped in the car and went to spend the night at Linda's sister's house. Got to see her sisters Kay and Carol and their family....had a good time since it had been a while since we last saw them.

Left Greencastle, PA at 8:30 this morning...bound for North Carolina. Stopped in Virginia, at a Cracker Barrel so we could visit with Linda's sister-in-law who is also her best friend since high school. Had a great time catching up with her, while nibbling on some blueberry pancakes. Yum !! Got back on the road and made it here to our new home about 5:30 p.m. I had driven ahead to check out the entrance to the property and how best for Linda to get in here with the rig. I was worried when I saw the area where we were supposed to park the rig. It looked like we'd have to back the whole length of the parking lot, around one bend and then another sharper bend to get to the desired spot. Eeekk !! I made Linda stop at the entrance and we walked back to assess the situation. She said, "Oh, I'm just gonna drive back here and pull in there...straighten it up and back in there." Wow...and she did just that ! It was awesome !! She is turning into a super duper backer upper !!What a woman !!

So we have unloaded some of our stuff..Have to get the frig unloaded and more things in here but we are tuckered out. Rick and Susan are the couple we'll be working with and he asked what we're doing until we leave for training on Friday. Asked him why and he said that our boss figured we'd start work here tomorrow and learn about this property. Holy smokes...the engine isn't even cold yet in either vehicle and they want us to start work. Not seeing that happen tomorrow....lots to do yet with the rig to get it ready to store..so to speak...then we can start work. Maybe Wednesday....

Tomorrow I'll post pictures of our apartment. We have a wonderful patio in the back with a peaceful and beautiful view of the lush grass and landscaping. See ya tomorrow....

1 comment:

Jim and Bobbie said...

Jim said "isn't it nice that Linda had a good teacher" ha-ha