February 9, 2014
Tomorrow morning at 8:30am I plan on leaving my “sticks and bricks” home. I am scheduled for my PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection) at 11:00am in Colton, California. Since that is about 45 miles from my home and I may hit the morning commuter traffic so I am leaving plenty early.
The last couple of days have been a wild ride for me. Nothing new though it’s been that way for the last three or four months. I have taken on a pretty big project, packing or giving away most of the “things” it took me years to accumulate. The question is, did I try to do too much in a short period of time? Moving out of my home into a fifth wheel and going on the road full time, no plans to return to California for over a year.
Finalizing The Day Before
I started at 6:00am this morning, finalizing my packing, weighing each box that will be loaded into my new home. Several boxes I re-evaluate and move them to my small storeroom. I decide at the last minute to lighten the load, even though I am underweight. My question to myself is, “will I really need that?”.
The final Adjustment
It’s now 10:00pm, I just finished loading the last thing that I intend to or have the energy for tonight. My new Ram truck is completely full inside and also packed around the hitch in the bed of the truck up to the top of the bed. I now back the truck into my now empty garage as far as it will fit (it’s too long). I turn out the light
and go back into my home. I will be up early to finish packing a few items in the storeroom tomorrow morning. Then I will lock my door for the last time. Finally, it’s off to Mike Thompson in Colton for my orientation and PDI.
There are many more details I want to share with you, however I’m now exhausted and need to go to sleep (that is if I can sleep). I will post another article tomorrow night to let you know how everything went and fill you in on some of the details I haven’t shared yet.
Until then, safe travels…Gary