Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tired but resolved - Donna and Tom will finish this race.

Sorry to be so long in getting caught up. We have been pressing on. Three days to go. We shall prevail.  Tom and I finally got the last of the construction done in the RV a couple of days ago and are loading up now.  We had to change our plans last week when the table and desks we were planning on installing were way too heavy to use for the kind of travel we are planning.  Thursday was a DiD day.

After weighing the RV and determining that the interior design we had agreed on would no longer work... "Damn it, Donna, these don't fit in here? You got a plan B?"  I always have a plan B.  I didn't want the dining room table in there anyway, so had a plan to replace when Tom realized it would not work. (Don't tell him. I don't want to hurt his feelings.)

You guys are really going to get to know us intimately before long.  ROFL MAO. Tom is not a shopper. If it is not sold on the Internet, in his book, it does not exist. Well, I like looking online but only to narrow the search area. So I narrowed the search to Wally World and OfficeMax. I had an idea. After convincing Tom I could not figure this out without actually seeing the furniture he agreed to go with me.  There was a couple of "we could make do with this" kind of things at Wall mart, but nothing that really rang our bell.

Now we have a 45" x 150" slide, so size is as important as weight. Our RV is 27' so that is a lot of togetherness. In addition, I am overweight, Tom is overweight and Dieter (the dog) is overweight. We had to decide what we really wanted and needed as far as furniture goes.  We are never in the living room watching TV, so we don't need a sofa. Our entire lives are lived on our computers, eating in the dining room and sleeping in the bedroom.  Makes me wonder why we had a 2400 sq. ft. house. Well we are down by 2000 sq ft now.

In the end we chose a couple of rolling computer cart type desks and comfortable chairs for the living area. They secure tightly to the walls for traveling but when we are settled they can be rolled into whatever position we want them to be.  Sounds good, huh?

 They are 36" wide and made of tempered glass.  Yes, we had the glass discussion. They are pretty durable and the lightest weight desks we could find that would fit into the space we have. Next purchase are large blotters to cover the glass.  Anyway, that was one problem solved.

The last couple of days have been spent going through stuff we thought we needed when we moved last year. It is amazing how much we did not need after all.  Bottom line is we have been working hard, going to bed exhausted and looking for that light at the end of the tunnel.

I am hoping the next post will be the RV packed and ready to pull out on Sunday.

Happy Traills to you.

1 comment:

  1. I'm catching up on the blogs. I can't believe how far you've come. Congrats. Good job! It's almost over, the worst part is done. See you soon in a park nearby.