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Monday, October 11, 2021

Summer/Fall Summary 2021

I haven't blogged in a really long time!  We had some big projects that took many weekends.  We helped my cousin move out of her home of 35 years.  She's the last family member left to live in this house so it was rather daunting to get through the collection of items that a family picks up over so many years.  We did two yard sales, many trips to the dump, packed boxes, cleaned, painted, fixed things and finally the house sold this past weekend.  I'm sure for my cousin it was an emotional journey, for me it was more of a tactical one in getting her relocated and working through all the details.  

After our work was done on my cousins house we were ready for a camping adventure.  On the appointed day we ran late packing and getting our camper ready which included a trip to the store for a hitch part that was suddenly on another vehicle at another location!  We left so late we had to get Chick Fil A for supper, so late we couldn't even cook when we got to the campground which was only 45 minutes way.  As soon as we hit the highway I looked in the side mirror and noticed the side of our camper was pulling away a good 6 inches from the frame!  We immediately went back to mom's house, ate our CFA and began planning the rework.  It was less involved than what we did to the front of the camper 2 years ago but extensive enough that it took about 4 weekends of non-stop work to complete.  Suffice it to say, no camping trips in the camper yet this year, but, my friend Gina did have us up for a weekend in August where she rented a cabin for us on a weekend when our SUV was broken, it needed a new head gasket and that took three weeks to repair.  So we took our entire camping gear in the back of our pick up truck, on a day that was threatening to rain all day, and some how made it there with dinner and food for the entire weekend!

It's been a crazy summer/fall to say the least.  

Next we have to rebuild the floor of the camper.  We didn't finish it correctly the first time.  I won't go into the details just now, it's a tale of too many things to do and not enough time to get to them, but it can't be put off any longer.

We want to use our camper for spring break next year and our summer trip to Montana so we will be working hard to finish the floors this fall.  We also plan to redo all the furnishings and repaint inside, it should look pretty awesome when finished.

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