So in all this prep to move into the trailer, I have let this blog slide. The update on my progress is simply that I am working through my stuff in the apartment and that I took my trailer out this weekend stocked with most of the items that would be placed in it.
My guy and I went to visit Lake Livingston state park. More on the park soon (with pictures).
We were supposed to leave around 4 pm but didn’t actually head out till after 7 pm. So many errand that we hadn’t done and had to finish before going anywhere.
So a bit after 9 we rolled into the campgrounds and proceeded trying to back the trailer up. Holy Moly that is hard. After 30 very testing mins a neighbor came over to help and put the trailer in it’s spot. How embarrassing. Then we proceeded to put out the slide and figure out how to turn on the air, fridge and off the outside lights.
Unpacking left many things to be desired. First, packing could have been done a bit better. I need to figure that out.
It only took 15-20 mins to cool down the trailer. It took much much longer for the fridge to chill. (overnight and then some) Once all was set up we went to bed. I have problems sleeping in new spaces and even with the wonderful new mattress. (It was indeed wonderful). The next morning, a bit to early since we went to sleep late, there was a knock on the door. The park ranger informed us that there needed to be a trek to the front so we could finish registering our camp site. We agreed and said we would shortly and went back to dozing… then not 5 mins later another series of knocks. There was a low hanging dead branch that another ranger wanted to pull down to protect the trailer. We got up, moved the trailer a bit, let them pull down the branch, put the trailer back and began the hike down to the ranger station to check in .
After a nice morning hike I went to go start breakfast and couldn’t get the stove to light. The clicker/lighter mechanism is not working. With only a smoothie and sadly empty stomachs we ventured into town to the cutest country store. We bought all the things I forgot and went to lunch since we were starving and near food places. Bodacious BBQ is a very nice little BBQ shop that we were well fed at.
After that, we went back and tried to figure out the awning. What a mess. I will never be able to do that one my own. You have to click some hooks back and then pull on a lever and slide some stuff then reach high up to bring the awning down. I am just a bit short for reaching the awning when it is rolled.
The only other issue we had was trying to roll up the awning. The spring is so hard to pull down on that I couldn’t get the awning up. I am going to try some lubricant to see if that helps.
For use, I loved using the trailer. I enjoyed the space and felt compelled to put up things if they were at all out of sorts. I cooked many meals and didn’t feel overly crowded. I can see living there as long as I am living by myself.
After this very present trip, I am now only worried about getting the cats comfortable in the trailer and making sure I have my apartment all moved and ready. On that note, I am off to take care of chores and pack more stuff.
Remember to ask yourself what makes you happy in life.