Saturday, April 3, 2010

Update on Preparations - We've Been Busy!

The last couple months have been very busy!  Here are the highlights -
  • cleaned out closets and drawers, and even the basement
  • sold lots of stuff on eBay and Craigslist, and had a yard sale that went very well
  • sold the camper van and the Mustang
  • sold the canoe
  • completed initial maintenance on the scooter and she's all ready to go!
  • I got my motorcycle license
  • went to Key West for a week
  • completed maintenance on the Trek: caulked the roof, painted the side mirrors and steps, sealed all plumbing entry points underneath, serviced the levelling jacks system, cleaned and lubricated the awnings, etc.
  • designed artwork and lettering for the Trek and had it applied
  • had tinting applied to the Trek's windshield and upper panes of the driver and passenger cockpit windows
  • with the help of Lynda's mother, Carolyn, we made new windshield curtains for the Trek (saved lots of $$ compared to buying custom curtains)
  • purchased items to put together a spare parts kit for the Trek and for the Onan generator
  • got the Trek serviced (oil change, etc)
We also bought and water-tested an inflatable Intex Challenger K1 Kayak and now have a second one on order - very portable and easy to set up!  We'll use these for floating around on calm lakes and rivers for wildlife spotting.

Whew - I am tired of chores!  We still need to finish getting the yard and gardens cleaned up, take Sydney and Barley to the vet for shots, etc., and pack up the Trek with clothes and groceries.  But we're almost ready to go and I have no doubt all our efforts will be more than worth it! 

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