Day Four – May 15, 2015

Well, we are still in the Tiffin parking lot waiting on service. We also found out they do not work on weekends, as one gentleman told us they are farmers and they work their farms on the weekend. So we will be here at least until Monday or possibly longer. Everyone is really nice and pleasant so this is how it goes and we will just have to wait our turn. However, the technicians did check out the RV, they checked the roof, flooring and the slide out to make sure they were in good condition and we were happy to hear that all were in very good condition. These could be big ticket items so this was good news.

We spoke to a few other people and found that some of them have been here 3 weeks and this is not unusual. But everyone takes it in stride and they just go with the flow, and surprisingly, we seem to be taking it all in stride. Flexibility is the name of the game.

So our plan now is to leave the RV here, we will drive to Memphis for the festival, stay over night and come back on Sunday. It is only a 2 ½ hour drive so we can still enjoy the festival and be back in time for them to work on the RV on Monday.

For the most part, we have been quite busy today, it seems there is no end to all of the little things that you have to do. Steve has lots of outside stuff to take care of in addition to all of the little tasks inside I come up with for him. Because our space is so small, keeping everything neat and in place as well as clean is a requirement. I am continually looking at the best place and way to store things so I am still moving things around and of course coming up with new ideas that require another trip to Wal-mart. We have another Wal-mart shopping list but we will stop on the way back on Sunday to pick up what we need.

I have to test our oven for baking brownies so hopefully I can bake brownies for Scott when we see him the end of the month. Steve has volunteered to be my taster.

I haven’t really cooked anything in the RV yet as #1, I don’t want to generate a lot of heat, #2 I don’t want to smell the food all day/night. Though I did prepare some oatmeal for breakfast this morning in the microwave, not sure if that counts as cooking. But as soon as we are in our regular campsite, we will fire up the grill, we have an electric burner we can plug in outside to cook smelly stuff and we have an electric griddle we can cook on so we will have lots of options once we are in a real campground.

The Wi-Fi here is really bad (very slow for the most part) so streaming a movie is not an option. I finally started one of the books I have been planning to read so this evening it will be reading and another light dinner. We’re holding off on making a decision on signing up for a satellite service as most of the campgrounds have cable and their Wi-Fi has been much better than this so we should be able to stream. So we have put it on the list of possible purchases, but we need to encounter at least another 4 occasions where we feel we really need it.

That about wraps it up for this week. We think our first week has gone well, we’ve had a good time, lots of new experiences and learned something new almost every day.

Wendy, if you are reading this, the quote that you gave me awhile back “When was the last time that you did something for the first time?” is our new mantra and I can say that everyday this week we have done something for the first time. Life is good.

P.S. (Steve) Have not taken the time to study all of the in’s and out’s for this Blog, but I am working on it now. Will start adding media (actual photos) soon; then re-organize the home page to make it easier for you “all” to find things.

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