Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wrapping Up Many Loose Ends

Not a whole lot of "cool adventures" to write about at this point.

I (Steve) is still working until 12/27/12 and we're still trying to figure out how to get all of the "stuff" we want to take with us in the motorhome.  I took almost everything out of the basement storage areas and tried to find us more room for those things we need (want) to take with us. I think we'll have to double tow a small trailer behind the Honda Fit.  Believe me, that is NOT going to happen.

There are still many loose ends to tie up before beginning our FTing journey.  Changing over accounts for direct deposit of pension retirement checks,  making sure that we've updated addresses with folks that need that information, and wrapping up many, many things at work will keep us busy right up until the 27th.

We are really looking forward to heading south shortly as it's beginning to feel like December here in northern Virginia, although it has been a very mild one to this point. We have concluded that our motorhome is not nearly as insulated as our previous 5th wheel (Arctic Fox), but I guess that's why we have wheels under the rig!

In our last post, I spoke about carrying the road bikes inside the Honda Fit.  We also carry two folding bikes for travel in and around the campground.  I decided for now to carry them on a bike carrier which will be attached to a receiver on the rear of the Fit.  It should be arriving today or tomorrow, so I'll try and get that installed in the next few days.


  1. Good luck stowing all your things. A year later and we're still trying to find the perfect place for everything. Not to mention the additional things we've picked up in our travels (Inflatable kayak is one thing).

    Then the real trick is to try and remember where everything was stowed. We've had to buy a couple of things over again because we couldn't remember where we squirrel them away. Old timers kicking in.

    1. I'm sure it will be a sorting and re-sorting process. We have the Sea Eagle paddleski. It sure is nice to use, but it does take up a bit of space in the basement. I guess we're going to have to be more selective in what we take.

  2. When we moved from our Winnebago to the Tiffin, John had a place everything and everything in it's place. That lasted for about a month when we had to incorporate items that were not on the first list. We will work on things when we hit the desert.

  3. Hey -- found you thanks to a reference in Coastie's (Paul, that is) blog. Once you really get down to organizing/storing stuff, you'll be amazed at how much storage space there is ... some of it is best used for seldom used items, but the space is there. We just managed to clean out one side of the over-the-sofa cabinets ... feels good to actually open a cabinet and see it empty (if only for a short time).