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Three Weeks From Today


Tempus crawleth….

I’d like to say that Tempus Fugit, but sadly that’s not the case. Today was a day of forward movement but not at our normal pace.  Yet and all, it was forward motion and not reverse!

calm life

It’s OK to be happy with a calm life!

Before I go further I have to say something.  In this long selling process I have come across some of the most interesting and fascinating people.  These are all people I never would have met had it not been for the sale process and I’m happy to have met almost all of them. It’s sometimes been nice I didn’t have to have them in my life for a long time – different personalities and all – but by and large they have been nice, kind, interesting people.  Meeting people was one of the reasons I enjoyed my work as a photographer, and other jobs I had earlier in my life.  My carping about the sale hasn’t been about the people, just about the need to wait for other people to make decisions.

I came across this graphic today and I think I’m going to own this as my own for a few weeks – or maybe even a few months!  After this house selling I think we’ve earned it.

The one exciting part of today was picking up the cushions for Journey‘s dinette from John the Upholsterer.  After dealing with contractors this morning we ran over to John’s just before lunch time and we were delighted with the job he did.

Here are two shots — one of the fabric (under sunlight) and one of the two back cushions.

fabric

fabric

back cushions

back cushions

I know that in the grand scheme of things two upholstered cushions aren’t a bit issue.  But in the small world we live in — a world that was designed by the engineers at Winnebago these are a few things that we have been able to do to make our new “home” uniquely ours.  We are content that the fabric will work out well with the original fabric that still exists on the cabinetry part of the dinette.  We have a little fabric leftover that we can use on the two drawers beneath the seating — which will extend the reach of the cushion fabric.  Together with the new sofa which is also in the blue-green range and the new wood flooring these changes will make a huge difference in how she looks when you enter.  We’re really excited!

Beyond that it was a retiree’s normal day for us.

I am thinking a bit about our coach tires.  I want to double check the build codes on them – they have a lot of tread on them — but then so do most RV tires — even after they have failed.  The usable life of coach tires is most often determined more by age than mileage — We won’t be doing a lot of driving this summer:  the stops we have reserved only amount to about 1200 miles between June 3 and September 17.  You’ll remember I said we wanted to give ourselves some time to decompress at our own pace and to get moved back into the coach with a place for everything and everything in it’s place.

So, I’ll give some thought to how old the rubber is when we get Journey back from Elkhart. I could have tackled that during the winter but I guess I wanted to get the house sold before thinking about that.

numeral 21

Twenty-One more days till closing?

Well, that’s about it for today.

I’ll talk with you tomorrow.

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