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Tomorrow is moving day.

January 16, 2013

The day before a move, after sitting in one place for a couple of months, is kind of an odd day.  When we are “travelling” (staying at a spot for only a day to a week), we may plot the route we’re going to take the next day, but there’s no special activity.  “Travellizing” the interior is done on the morning of the move, and of course, we don’t want to remove any blocks under the tires or leveling jacks until after we’ve had a night’s sleep in level comfort.

But when we’ve sat still for a month or two, it seems there’s a little more to be done.  When we’re moving every few days, we tend to keep the place pretty organized, putting things away and avoiding too much clutter.  But during a longer term stay, there’s not so much the concern about putting things away in their proper place every time.  Books stack up, as do movie and music CDs, etc.  I admit I’m a little more clutter-prone than Nell, but my excuse is that I have more stuff.  Art materials don’t get put back exactly where they were, the little table beside my chair collects more papers, magazines, etc, and small studies and sketches are scattered around where I can see them.

Tomorrow is a move day, and since we’ve been here in one spot for two months, there was a little more to do.  Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not talking about spring cleaning.  But I had art materials in two backpacks, and they needed to be organized into one.  Some materials needed to be put back into their storage places.  Travel magazines and books needed to be put away.  We also got a propane delivery today, and I went ahead and dumped the tanks (it’s Wednesday, by the way) and added to the fresh water tank so we’d have water in case we needed it on the road.

The outside plants we bought in Houston didn’t fare well in the overnight freezes we’ve had here in Georgetown.  I put the plastic decorative pots in the back of the Jeep (with the outdoor folding chairs), and tossed the plants.  Since we’ll be in Rockport for three months, we’ll make a trip to Home Depot or Lowe’s and get some nice new ones for the “patio”.  I went ahead and put our new outside door mat (a gift from my brother and sister-law) in one of the basement storage compartments.

Now, with the exception of the painting gear I’m using today, we’re pretty much ready to get up in the morning and go through the normal morning routine of a moving day.  It appears to be a four hour drive, due south on state highways, to Rockport.  I spoke to the folks there yesterday, and they are expecting us.  I suspect we’ll follow our usual routine: several cups of coffee while checking the internet, then put things away inside, disconnect the outside utility lines, and get on the road around 9am or so, putting us into the RV park in Rockport sometime in the early afternoon.

The forecast for tomorrow indicates we’ll have a sunny driving day with temperatures in the 40s to 50s and a light wind.  The forecast for the next 10 days in Rockport indicates 60 degree days, 45 to 50 degree nights, and lots of sunshine.

I’m ready.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2013 9:40 pm

    happy trails to you.

  2. January 16, 2013 11:30 pm

    Safe journey Ralph.

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