Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Moving Day!

We both awoke around 3:30 this morning due to the crazy wind, rain, thunder, and lightning.  Around 4 AM, we gave in and got up.  Wow.  Seems like that storm just went on and on and on . . .  I had a nice Canadian bacon sandwich for breakfast at an extremely early hour for me, probably around 6 AM.  The rain would slack off for a while and then boom!  Away we would go again with very heavy downpours and really gusty winds. 

Needless to say, our site at Primrose Lane RV Park was an absolute mess, a total mud pit.  We watched some TV, I made a bit of a start on the inside prep for travel, and we dozed a bit in our recliners.  Finally . . . finally a bit after noon, the rain slacked off and then stopped, so we could finally begin getting ready to boogie out of that dump. 

Hitched up and ready go roll, I put the truck in 4-wheel drive.  Moved a couple of feet and the back tires started spinning.  Nudged her back a bit and then forward and we were free!  Free at last!  Tires on pavement, switched the truck back into 2-wheel drive, and . . . nothing.  It stayed in 4x4.  The tow/haul light wouldn’t come on, either.

Ruh roh.

Okay.  No panic here.  Truck into neutral, got it into 2-wheel drive, and the tow/haul light was shining nicely. 

Whew.  That was exciting!

The short 10-minute (if that) trip to Aggieland RV Park was uneventful.  I managed to run the rig through a few puddles to try and get some of the mud off the tires.  Got a bit off, but we (the rig and us) were a bit of a mess when we arrived at Aggieland.

Mud from Primrose Lane RV Park 11172015

Mud spatters on our rig from the truck tires

Dave did a great job of cleaning off that mess above, as well as washing away the mud we tracked onto our lovely concrete site. 

Okay.  All set up and lookin’ good.  Lookin’ good, that is, until we realized we would not be able to park the truck beside the rig with the bedroom slide deployed.  We have our own parking spot beside our RV, but it’s just too small for our big 1-ton, long-bed diesel F350.

Ruh roh. 

We experimented with backing the truck into the spot and parking it at a slant in front of the RV.


The only thing to do was to hitch up again and move the rig back a bit on the concrete pad.  Once accomplished, we unhitched (again), and found that we can park the truck at a slant in front of the rig, get the truck out of the street, and have the bedroom slide open.  We just have to be careful on opening the truck driver’s door; there’s room to open it enough to get out, but not enough to open it all the way. 

We’re good.  Finally.

We resumed setup in our new space and, when finished, realized it had taken us about 3 hours from landing to setup completion.  That’s a new record for us. 

We have no TV reception tonight because I didn’t make it to the office for a cable box prior to the closing of the office today.  Oh well.  There’s tomorrow.

We are on an end site, so we only have a neighbor on our door side.  The small pool is close by, as are restrooms.  A dumpster isn’t far away, and there’s a street light across the street.  The distance to the laundry room isn’t bad, either.  We have a small patio, and our door lines up nicely with it. 

Although our neighbor is fairly close and I’d rather have a bit more room between us, I am just grateful to have concrete from here to the truck versus mud.  Oh!  The grass here is real.  By “real,” I mean it is well manicured and grass, not scraggly bits of grass here and there in the mud.  There is room nearby to walk Maggie without having to venture off into skeery parts unknown.

Oh happy day!

The forecast is sunshine tomorrow, so I’ll try to get some photos.  Dave has tomorrow off, too, so that gives us a chance to get some groceries, do a bit of laundry, and settle in at our new spot.  Yay!

Thursday will be back to work for both of us.  Dave is on a 2-11 PM shift.  I work my virtual assistant job in the mornings (and whenever) and then tackle medical transcription in the afternoons/evenings. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Ya’ll stay safe out there, okay?


  1. good deal. . .much better quarters I would say.

    Had my Dave continued to teach for the A&M Fire School, we would probably have chosen Aggieland as well. . .just for the sheer convenience of being near all the civilization. . . :) of course, we were only in town a few days at a time. . .maybe a week, max. . .

  2. Those 4x4's sure are a necessity aren't they!


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