|The youngest graduates!|
|That's a LOT of names to call!|
|Class of 2015|
|Thousands celebrate with their graduates|
|Proud Dad celebrates with his graduate|
Unfortunately it was not an altogether smooth day as Bill discovered a lake under the rig about 20 minutes after hooking up to city water. Damn. Nothing for it after 5:00, so with everything turned off and no longer gushing, we just settled in for the night. Spent half the day on Monday trying to reach our folks at Camping World, and putting away more stuff. Once we made contact things moved quickly and we had an appointment for 9:30 Tuesday morning. Picked up some jugs of water and spent our second night "camping".
It was in the 90's so really we're glad that if there had to be a "system" malfunction we were very happy it wasn't the electric. With 30 amp power and our MCD shades we stayed very comfortable.
Yesterday morning we were at CW as planned and they got us right in. Had a nice breakfast and then cleaned the apartment for our move out on Thursday. Less than three hours of that task, another quick stop at Goodwill, lunch at a favorite outdoor spot, and we picked up the rig around 1:00. Spent some time attempting to pin down a date when our warranty parts will finally arrive, and although we left feeling very grateful they squeezed us in to fix our water line so quickly, we still have no idea other than "soon" on the parts.
So today our planned departure day has come, and will go without a departure. We have a failure to launch.
Are we happy about that? Of course not. Are we angry or letting it ruin the reality that we are living fulltime in our new home. Of course not.
We are fortunate in so many ways. One is the support of family and friends. Including a quiet, safe and free spot to park with full hookups. It's a crushed asphalt lot in the middle of an industrial complex with no trees, no view, no anything. It's great. Every day we moochdock gives us more to spend on campsite fees for the rest of the month.
|Not how we pictured our first stop :-)|
Where are we going now? That's for the next post.