Charlie and I have been busy readying the camper for our big adventure! We plan to leave for North Carolina in a few weeks, and are really, really hoping the weather cooperates! Today we awakened to 1 degree temperatures, it has warmed up considerably and is now a breezy 8 degrees in central Vermont. Enough of the aside, though, back to our preparations!
We are planning to be on the road for an extended period of time and have had to make some changes in the way we do things to accommodate this extended trip. One big challenge is the mail! We have decide to do away with our mailbox and have gotten a postal box so that our daughter can monitor any bills that are not electronic. I have converted most mail to electronic, but some bills, like snow plowing or heating oil are still old fashioned snail mail.
We will cancel our cable service for the duration, but will continue our phone service. We are trying to grocery shop carefully, so that our freezer will be empty in two weeks time. I want to clean the fridge and unplug it before we leave. We will also disconnect anything in the house that might draw power while we are gone ( microwave, television, clocks). Running away for a few months is a bit more complicated than I first thought!
As for the camper, we are disappointed that the bike rack we ordered from Thule will not work with the back slide out. We sent the bike rack back, and will leave the bikes at home and take the utility tray instead. That will give us a bit more storage for the DEF that our diesel requires and the big bag of dog food Woolly Bear is insisting we bring! It also will come in handy for muddy hiking boots and hauling firewood. We figure that we wouldn’t bike much anyway, as Woolly Bear would be alone in the camper and at some point in Florida, or Mississippi or Louisiana or Texas it must be warmer!!!
Thanks for dropping by and reading about our preparations!