Well, things are definitely starting to look better for us here in our little home. It looks like that ridiculous cold snap is over for a bit, or for least the duration of our stay, and we’ve been able to have water every day since we moved to our new campsite. It’s a relief to not have to get all bundled up, scrape off the windshield, get the dogs all ready to go, and jump in the car to take a shower! Slowly but surely we are getting used to our new life and we just might be over our initial panic that we dealt with after the first couple of weeks. We haven’t been wandering much yet, so Jason spends his days plotting our next trip, working on the website, and working, and I’ve been working on some fiber preps, spinning yarn, and other little creations that will soon be in our shop. I was hoping to have it up and running by now, but I’m not moving as quickly as I’d hoped.
We survived our first Thanksgiving and the turkey was even edible! We’ve cooked turkeys before but not very many and even though each have turned out just fine, I still get a little worried that we’re going to end up with a turkey that resembles the one on the Griswold’s dinner table in Christmas Vacation (or caught on fire like the one we saw in Jennifer’s kitchen on Facebook 🙂 ) I really wanted to have it here in RV until we realized that our oven wasn’t quite big enough for even the smallest bird to cook properly, and not to mention the amount of propane we would use cooking the thing for 4 hours would be ridiculous! We thought about getting a roaster, but those things are huge and what would we do with it when we were done? So it was much easier to just do it at Brooke’s place. We had a nice casual dinner with just the family and spent the rest of the night lounging around watching “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix. To me, some of the best days are just hanging around with people you love doing absolutely nothing, laughing at dumb stuff only we think is funny, and just being together.
Yesterday we had temps in the lower 70’s so we decided to stay as far away as possible from the malls and big box stores and took the dogs and the girls and hiked around Lory State Park. It was a beautiful day for a nice long walk after stuffing our faces from the day before. We both had small heart attacks when Brooke and Sadie decided to climb up part of the mountain. Brooke assured me it was safe, but my idea of safe isn’t climbing around a jagged rock 20 feel off the ground!
Sadie is planning on staying with us a little longer than originally planned so she’s leaving in about a week. It’s been really good having her here. We only hope that next holiday season Ben and his family will be able to join us, wherever we are!
We got some really exciting news yesterday! We got an offer on the house on Thanksgiving day, which was way too low as they usually are. We sent back a counter offer but we weren’t confident that they would be willing to come close to that. Well, we heard yesterday that they are going to accept it! So we just need to sign a few things and it looks like we have a deal…again! So we could really use some positive vibes sent our way so the sale goes all the way to completion and we can be done with this house! We have to give a shout out to Lisa who went in and did some final cleaning for us, and my dad who stopped by and shoveled the walks for us. The people that looked at the house that day are the ones that are buying it!
We’re going to spend a few more days here and then Sadie will be heading back to Ames, and we will begin traveling south to a place where we won’t have to worry about freezing lines. We’ll then head back here to spend Christmas with our kids, then head even further south. We’re currently in the process of looking around and mapping our trip so we aren’t 100% sure where we are going yet. All we know is that its going to be warmer!