Tuesday, our moving day, went just as planned – better, even! Leaving Tonopah, we filled the diesel tank - better to let the RV sit for a few weeks with a full tank, plus… it might be a smart investment! Who knows what diesel prices will be when we are ready to leave Phoenix??
We had planned moving day carefully before we left for Q, scouting out our route to the loft, checking the parking lot mid-morning to see if we’d have room to move and park, and scoping out a backup position if needed. All the planning paid off.
We arrived shortly after 10 am, maneuvered into position in the parking lot, and went straight to the parking garage for shopping carts. We emptied the refrigerator and freezer first, turning off the unit so it could defrost. Then it was back and forth, back and forth with the carts.
I mostly stayed in the Scoopy, filling and refilling boxes, our supply of cloth grocery bags, and anything else that could hold “stuff”. I’d fill a cart and, when Odel arrived back with the empty one, he’d take off with the full one.
On to the sidewalk, through the gate. Stop and enter the front door code on the keypad. Click, open the heavy front door. Park at the elevator and push the button. Enter, up one floor, exit. Down the hall to the loft. Enter, unload – onto the bed, the floor, the counter, anywhere there was space. Reverse direction and grab the next cart. And then there were the big things: golf clubs, my lounge chair, our grill. It was a steady stream of goods.
By the time we stopped for lunch, the job was almost done. Thank god for the shopping carts and the elevator!! We spent another half hour moving stuff out of the cabinets and drawers of the slides (which will be removed during the renovations) into the spaces newly emptied. Done!
Shortly after 2 pm, we were on the way to RV Renovators, and back “home” – sans Scoopy – before 4 pm, just as the commute got into gear.
We figured out the washer and dryer, did the sheets, and made our bed, working around piles of stuff. Dinner. By the time Pres. Obama began his State of the Union Speech, we could hardly drag our tired selves around. We turned off the TV, turned on the radio next to the bed, and were horizontal at 7:30, intending to listen to the SOTU. Of course, we were snoring by 7:40! It had been a very, very long day.
Today we go back to RV Renovators to move a few shelves into their storage room, and to remove the “windshield wrap” (the front curtains), which we will take to Blinds Co. to be duplicated. We need to wash out the refrigerator and pick up a short list of items I have already missed. Anything else on the “to do” list will have to wait until tomorrow!
So far, so good.