It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Small World

Our Location Today, Middlebury, Indiana, U.S.A.

Today started out similar to being back home but with a twist. Right after breakfast I stripped the bedding off our bed as Kathy sorted and treated laundry into loads in the dining area of the trailer. Next I retrieved our shoping cart from the basement and once it was loaded we set off to the campground laundramat. Once Kathy had the washers loaded she sat back to read her book while I returned to the trailer with the intention of flipping the mattress.
Even though our trailer is less then a year old and we are still sleeping comfortably we have noticed our body imprints in the mattress. As I removed the mattress protector I noted two things that would bring this chore to an abrupt stop. One the mattress is a pillow top design with the pillow being on one side of the mattress only so by flipping it there would be less comfort when trying to sleep. Second the head of the mattress corners are only slightly rounded but the bottom has a more curved corners so walking around the end of the bed does not result in your legs hooking the mattress off its foundation. All I could do was remake the bed.
The only solution to our problem is that when we start having problems sleeping on this mattress is to replace it with a better quality unit. Most RV manufacturers don't worry about putting decent sleeping comforts into trailers because they don't expect them to be used that much and most people change them out or shortly after they get their trailers.
By the time I got back to the Laundry Room Kathy had all the clothes in the driers and only had a short while before it was finished. It didn't take us long to fold everything up and head back to the trailer for lunch.
When lunch was finished Kathy started putting all the clothes away while I went outside to get some tools to set-up our tire monitors that I didn't get finished before leaving home and to drain our grey water tanks. Getting the tools I needed from the truck was no problem. Within seconds of releasing the front grey tank valve I was shutting it down as the drain hose ressembled a lawn soaker hose next to the connection. It was a simple matter of removing about six inches from the hose and replacing the fitting. The second grey water tank to be drained meant I had to crawl under the main slide to release the valve. (You can tell the Engineer that designed this was no RVer.) Again I had to shut the valve as there was leakage at the upper connection of this hose. Another hose shortening and back under the slide and the job was complete.
Now I go inside the trailer to a cooler enviroment where Kathy asks me if I got the licence number of the truck that left the tire marks on my back and dirt on my face. A quick shower helped clean me up and cool me down just in time for us to go out for dinner with Gerry and Sandy.
The meal was wonderful and we comfortably walked out of the restaurant early enough that Kathy and Sandy were able to explore a few of the local shops before we headed home for the night.
When we got back to our trailer we were greated by another RVer in the park by the name of Brian. He was interested in the size of  our trailer and as we were talking we find out he lives in Amherstburg, Ontario not far from our son's home and also close to where Gerry and Sandy live. He is two years my junior and also works for Windsor Salt Mines as a Maintenance Welder. Small world how you travel around to meet people who are practically your neighbours. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. First thing we did when we got our RV was put toppers on the mattresses. Those RV beds are just not made for comfort. Hope you find a way to make yours more comfortable.

  2. Aww sounds like your having a great nice to meet up with fellow RVers...enjoy and be safe out there...

  3. My tank handles are also directly under the bedroom slide. Rather than do the limbo to get to them I pull in the slide before dumping. That's a lot easier on an old man.

  4. We just bought a new mattress at home due to the same problem. Looking at our stripped bed you could see two body dents. I think the pillow topped beds just break down more quickly due to the way they are constructed. Good luck.