Well, everything is now officially out of the storage locker. A small pile of my things still sits at Julie’s apartment, but the past few days I have slowly been moving it over to the Casita and organizing it as I go, it’s felt a bit like a game of Tetris. I suspect my first couple months traveling I’ll be continuing to refine the process as I discover what fits best where, and what I use often vs. what can be stored in harder to reach places.
I’m pretty satisfied. It looks like I should be able to find a spot for everything and still have room left over, unlike this coin operated toy rocket, which really did not have any room left over once I got into it.
The hope is that it all weighs in at under 600 lbs, as that’s all the wiggle room I had when it comes to the gross vehicle weight rating of the Casita, which was at 2,900 with full propane and fresh water but empty black and gray tanks.
I’ve gotten one more thing done today that was on my to-do list: my last dentist appointment, yay! Wasn’t looking forward to that, but it’s so nice having it over and done with. Actually the cleaning was about a week ago, but I had a cavity that needed to be filled so went in for that today. Thankfully it was only one, because I no longer have dental insurance and fillings add up fast. Now I won’t have to worry about it again until next summer.
For cleaning, I’ve got the windows, bathroom, and exterior of the trailer left to go, and then taking Bertha to a car wash. I’ve got a good idea who I’ll be getting my health insurance from, but still need to look into RV insurance in the next couple weeks. There are a lot of little things too, getting the rest of Julie’s music onto my laptop and from the laptop onto my iphone so I have stuff to listen to on the long ride to South Dakota, making sure I’ve rounded up all the copies of the Casita keys and put them where I want them, making sure my IRA with Wells Fargo is squared away, picking up something to carry my waste hose in.
That’s about it. I don’t expect to be taking any more trips until the 14th as I work on getting all of this stuff squared away. But thanks for sticking around through this not so fun part of the process. Better times are coming, 19 more days to go!
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