What is the one thing I don’t have much of, material things, no, in fact we are going to work very hard this year to cut back on material things by giving to family or selling on CL or eBay. No, what I lack is time, except late at night, since I sleep like crap maybe I should do something productive during those hours that I stare at the ceiling?
I had grand plans for our first trip this year, drop the RV off at Collier RV and have them de-winterize, wash, wax, change oil in the engine and generator and all I would have to do is drop it off and somebody else would do the hard work. Oh yeah, the rubber roof would need to be cleaned and treated so we stop getting bad chalk stains in the morning as dew rolled off the roof onto the front and rear caps making everything look streaked and ugly.
Turns out we won’t have the money to have somebody else do all this work because Uncle Sam wants a big check by April 15th. Gotta love the new tax laws, own a home, work your ass off and owe several thousand anyway. Ugh.
Typically I LOVE to do things myself, but the more hours you work the less time you have. So, in order to save some cash I’m going to have to find the time to, get emissions test done (and find the stupid paperwork!) de-winterize, change the oil in the engine and generator, lube the slide seals, lube the slide mechanicals, tune up the generator, clean the entire interior including cleaning the carpets, verify the roof is sealed, clean all basement compartments, install new LED TV and 7” GPS and finally install new inverter for the wifes laptop.
The trip is planned for 3/31/11, my only day to do all of this work is 3/30/11, should make for an interesting day ya think?!? Part of the problem is location, if I could have the RV at home it would help but it’s in storage so I’m hoping I can get the emissions test done on 3/30 and the rest I should be able to handle at the campground since I’ll be the only one there. I don’t know, maybe I’m hoping for the impossible but all of this needs to be done and I’m quickly running out of time.
We need a 40 foot driveway!!! I’m looking forward to it no matter what though!! 23 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes and 10 seconds!