Thursday, October 4, 2012

5 Months and 5 Days

Our HUGE adventure lasted five months and five days.  We arrived home this afternoon. Mama took pictures along the way, but she is too tired to help me post them. Actually, we do not know for sure where the camera is. It may be in the motor home.

There was a lot to do when we arrived home. Dad turned on a few lights for us, but couldn't turn everything on because he needed to drain the hot water heater.  Once that was done, he turned on the water.  He then filled up the water heater.  He then ran bleach through the water softener.  He is actually still doing that at 9:30 p.m. The electric is now all on, but we still can't drink the water. There is a lot to do when you shut a house down for so long.  Things should be back to normal tomorrow.  Mama is anxious to do laundry.  She has a weeks' worth of dirty clothes since our last place didn't have laundry facilities  The "pigman's" place had high iron content in the water and Mama wasn't happy with how the clothes washed. 

It took a while to unload the motor home and Mama is still not sure where everything is.  She started unpacking things, but got tired, so now things are just in piles. 

No one knew we were coming home today, so we surprised them.  They thought we were coming home on Sunday.  We were sneaky.   Grandma and Grandpa came over and brought us some KFC (fried chicken) for dinner.  Yum!

Mama has been worried about the house, but it seems to be just fine. Grandma came over earlier in the day and  put air fresheners out and it smelled really good when we walked in.  

We were confused when we walked in the house. It looked different to us.  We found all our beds though and we have been trying them out. We haven't played in our yard yet. We knew we were coming home, but it is confusing being here.  Mama keeps saying the house is too big.  She prefers living with less. She plans on purging a lot because she doesn't need all the things that she has here.  She wants to become a minimalist. The folks have learned while living on the road that they don't need much to live.  It is very freeing. It sounds like we will be donating a lot of things in the near future.

This will be a busy weekend.  The cable man is coming tomorrow afternoon. Dad is hoping to get tires for the Jeep. It really needs them. Mama is going to do laundry. We are going to hang out and enjoy being home.

The Greyhound Who Is Dreaming Of The Next HUGE Adventure

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