Friday 14 May 2010

Friday May 14, 2010-Phase Four of our Life

Today we began Phase 4 of our life together. In 1990, we got married and Gordon moved to Canada and we lived in my condo on Goth Avenue in the south end of the city. That's Phase 1. Three years later we bought the house on Shadow Court in the west end (Phase 2). In 2004 we sold everything and bought our fifth wheel and hit the road (Phase 3).

So our new to us house in Smiths Falls is Phase 4.

I was up bright and early as we had to be at the lawyer's in Smiths Falls for 9:15 a.m. We made it with lots of time to spare. (What good little Virgos we are.) We turned over our money and signed a ton of papers. The lawyer was excellent at explaining everything.

From there we went to the Roosterant for a late breakfast and then headed to Carleton Place to spend a few hours at the RV. Tranquil Acres opened today so the gate was open and we were able to take the truck in. I got a bunch of stuff packed up and Gordon put it in the truck so we could take the first load to the house. We left the RV shortly after 3 p.m. We were still early as we had been told they wouldn't have the keys till 4 p.m. or so, so we stopped by the library and I got signed up for a library card and picked out a couple of books. I can't be without a book! Then off to the lawyer's office. The keys weren't there yet so we waited and they arrived about 4:50 p.m.

Then it was off to the house where we inspected it and were pretty happy with the way it was left. We moved the stuff in from the truck, nothing very exciting, towels, sheets etc. The previous owners also left the washer and dryer. It wasn't part of the agreement so tomorrow I'm going to try them out and if they work I guess I'll cancel my cute little stackables. It's just too much for us right now to have to move them out of the basement.

It had been cloudy all day but late this afternoon the sun came out. I hope that's a good omen of things to come in our new life.

Here's a photo of us on the front step.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Wednesday May 12, 2010-Let's Sell This RV!

If any of you know someone who would be interested in our RV, please refer them to me!

2004 Titanium 33E38TS (triple slide) fifth wheel for sale

MAKE US AN OFFER! We need to get this unit sold as we have bought a house. No spam please!

The Titanium was manufactured in Ontario and is a great vehicle for traveling as there is only 33 feet on the road but you get 38 feet of living space. The three slides make it very spacious. We lived in it full time for over 5 years. It is a very comfortable unit and has lots of storage space. This is a well built model suitable for full timing if that is something you have looked at for your retirement. The Titanium has a very aerodynamic nose which makes it easier on your mileage.

Asking $33,000-all serious offers will be considered.

The unit has an ideal floor plan. Easy to get to the refrigerator, bathroom and bedroom when stopping without touching the slides.

U shaped kitchen counters with lots of cupboard space
separate pantry
double sink
queen size bed
sofa bed in living room
free standing dinette
porcelain toilet
washer/dryer ready
bathroom skylight
exterior shower
7000 lb axles
thermo pane windows
head of bed raised for those with reflux disease or breathing problems; (this can be reversed)
day/night shades
oak galley area flooring
fluorescent ceiling lights
15,000 BTU air conditioner upgrade
Fantastik powered roof vent in bedroom
central vac
paddle fan in living room
holding tanks insulated & heated
many more items

Optional purchases:
Shaw Direct receiver for TV
Internet satellite dish and modem
2004 Dodge Ram Laramie 1 ton Diesel for sale that has pulled this fifth wheel all over the U.S. and Canada

The fifth wheel is presently at Tranquil Acres near Carleton Place, Ontario.

To view, please email or call the campground at 613 257-4757 (by appointment only)

Sunday 9 May 2010

Monday May 10, 2010-Gearing Up for Closing

Hope all the mothers out there had a Happy Mother's Day.

When I woke up on Mother's Day it was 0C (32F)! We were supposed to have some snow flurries overnight and this morning but so far it didn't happen, thank goodness! It was the same temperature this morning, way too cold for this time of year.

I spent most of yesterday afternoon in bed. I'm having a problem with my left shoulder so today I went out and got some stuff to rub on it. Hopefully it will clear up. I have way too much to do to have a shoulder problem or any other problem this week!

We have something going on for most of the rest of the week so this morning I went out and picked up some stuff at stores that we don't have in Smiths Falls.

Only 5 days to closing!

I haven't kept track of what I've been doing since my last post and I can't remember anything interesting so just thought I'd let everyone know all is well!