As long as the plant doesn't crash and burn between now and Monday, Jim and I will be headed home soon!
We'll have to make two trips, so we plan on loading the truck up Monday, then driving both it and the car back home on Tuesday. If we're up to it, we'll drive back down the next day as our lot rent for the RV is up on Friday. If we're too tired, then we'll pay for an extra day and bring the RV back on Friday or Saturday.
It would be nice to get all the driving done before the weekend, as that's going to be exhausting and Jim has to be back at work (in Russellville) on Monday, to finish out this contract.
He's probably got about three weeks of work left, then we're up for grabs!
We've laid out a few goals for this year, but they're flexible because we don't know where he'll be working. If we can manage to stay home (mostly), our plan is to:
1) Finish the road into the land.
2) Run power and drill a well.
3) Build a shop and a tractor barn.
4) Pack the house and shop up.
5) Make any needed repairs and finish projects.
If we have to leave for work, then our plan is reduced to getting the house and shop packed and moved into longterm storage, making any needed repairs, then putting the house on the market so we're free to build on the land when we return.
I haven't been blogging because I've nothing to say… Jim was on day shift for one whole day after I got here before they switched him back to nights, so I've just been doing a lot of reading. I finally got to try out my new Kindle Paper white, as it arrived a day after I left, so it's just been sitting here. I love it! It's much smaller than my old Kindle 2, but with the same size screen, and the backlighting is wonderful.
I'm also enjoying the 4G LTE Verizon service on my iPad, wow what a difference over 3G! Too bad we don't have 4G service up on the land, I would consider it for our internet service, although Jim and I plan to look into a cell phone booster for the house (and later the land) as we have very poor to no cell phone reception at the house. I need to remember to take my iPad up to the land while I still have the cellular service activated on it and see if there's any reception, since it's on Verizon. Our cell phone were on AT&T and had no reception up there, so I'm sure it's the same on Straight Talk.
One thing nice about being in the RV… I sleep like a rock. Seven to nine hours on average, compared to my four to five hours I generally get at the house. I wish I knew why I can't sleep there, but it's been that way ever since we bought the place.