Casa Grande, Arizona
Yes, we're still here. Everyone thought we'd be back out on the road by now. Thank you for all the calls and emails from concerned friends.
First off I need to mention that Discount Tire made me happy. I took the needle nose pliers that were found inside our tire into the store and told them what happened. I have a very nice credit for the next time we need tires. Kudos to Discount Tire.
Do you have any idea how much junk you can accumulate in 10 years? I emptied out the coach and can't believe how much stuff I had. I have to say I've never seen a RV with as
much storage as our Montana has. I have 23 cabinet doors (some cabinets have 2 doors) and 8 drawers in the kitchen. Do you know what happens when you have a lot of space?
We put everything in the garage until we decided what comes next. There is a community garage sale in November.
Bill said once the decision was made to hang up the keys, he felt like he lost his freedom. Now he's talking about taking short trips. We have reservations for the Winter Blast. Right now the trailer is in the shop waiting for an estimate for the damage caused by the tire shop in Raton.
We have an appointment after that to see what the problem is with the slide coming out. Someone said it could be an o-ring or the complete hydraulic system. Lippert said it could be fixed by a mobile tech. No matter if we keep it or sell it, I wouldn't sell it knowing something was wrong.
I'm surprised by the number of people that inquired about our truck.
I have to honestly say, I'm enjoying using soft toilet tissue and lounging in a big bathtub. The storms that hit the Phoenix area have skirted around us. Just a few drops of rain, enough to mess up the truck.
Usually, we can see the vehicles on I 10 which is 7 miles away. When the storm came in the sun was out and then it was like it was midnight it was so dark. It only lasted about 20 minutes but it's been 10 years since we've been in a haboo.
It's very nice that during this time of indecision, we had our home sitting waiting for us. The suitcases are out in anticipation of our upcoming trip to England, Scotland and Wales. One nice thing about this trip is we have a non-stop flight to London. In the past, we've always had to change planes in places like JFK. Nothing like going through customs in your home airport.