Sunday, May 27This is the first entry of what I am calling my fourth segment of life. The first segment was growing up. The second segment was after I left home and went out on my own. The third segment, and the most important of my life, was my 34 ½ years with my life partner and later husband, Tom. Tom passed away this last January 18. I miss him terribly.
My fourth segment began this morning. I have sold the house we lived in Castle Rock, Colorado for the last 7 years and am embarking on the rest of my life as a full timer, traveling and living in my firth wheel trailer. We will see how well I can keep this travelogue up on a regular basis.
I am currently camped near Oakley, Kansas for the night.
Monday, May 28Today was a hard drive because of cross winds during most of the day. Arrived at New Horizons about 2 in the afternoon and got setup next to their building. Very hot day with highs in the middle 90s. It took the air conditioner most of the day to catch up.
Tuesday, May 29
I met with Cole the sales person in the morning and went over a few additions. I have decided to have the motorcycle lift installed with the initial construction rather than coming back later to add it. A few days ago, I found the model motorcycle I want to get. It's a Yamaha V Star 250. Will go looking for an actual bike after I get the new trailer. Also met with the electrician and went over the details of my networking and phone line requests so he understands exactly what I am after. I expect to be signing the rental agreement this afternoon. New Horizons has worked out to buy my current trailer now to get the financing started. They will rent it back to me for a dollar a month until the new rig is ready.
Heavy rains and thunder this evening with gusty winds. It's 10:00 pm now and as I prepare to go to bed, the radar shows that it will probably continue to rain for 3 to 4 hours.
Wednesday, May 30After signing more documents with New Horizons, I proceeded south on US highways to this little town just a bit north of the Oklahoma border. This campground is well kept but it is an older campground and the site they put me on is exactly as long as my trailer and truck, hooked up. Taking the trailer off the truck, and I stick out into the driveway about 10 feet totally blocking the drive. I had to park sideways on the grass. This doesn't make sense because I told them how long I am and they have an entire section of the campground with very long sites. Their Wi-Fi doesn't work at all. I can connect to it but there is no connection to the Internet. Not a campground I plan on visiting again.
Thursday, May 31
Have moved south to Oklahoma City. Very hot today, high was near 100 with humidity around 35%. Where I was last night experienced severe thunder storms and heavy rain. Some of the surrounding area had wind gusts of 80 miles an hour but where I was it was just mildly windy.
I have digitally signed a final document on selling the house. Supposedly, my account should receive the funds from the sale tomorrow morning. We shall see. This is important because I need the money to put the first payment down on the new trailer.
Tomorrow I will pull the trailer to Motley's RV repair to try to fix the bedroom slide. It is sticking on one side making it almost impossible to close. The black water sewer tank valve is also leaking.