I wish I could claim ownership for that title but I can’t. I saw it on a bumpersticker today–something advertising the Robert Ferguson Observatory I believe–a good tagline for astronomers as well as for people who are in the middle of a move. If you google that title it will also lead to an interesting facebook page (again not mine).
I finished up the moving last night. Well, finished as best I could. I’m pretty sure I got everything important into my storage shed, and that was my goal. Many trips in the Prius were involved, but it’s done now. I finished and left the house at about 3 AM. It was a little scary, saying goodbye to the house and moving into the car. Towards the end I realized I had gotten everything important and I was dragging my feet. That’s when I decided it was time to go. Once I left the house though, the “scary” wore off and it felt quite liberating.
I parked next to a like-minded RV driver in a Walmart parking lot. That seems to be a community parking area for people who are living on the road. My first night (or really just 1/3 of a night) in the car didn’t involve much sleeping. My brain was still churning quite a bit. It usually takes me a few nights to grow accustomed to new sleeping quarters, even under the best of circumstances. But I did manage to sleep.
It was raining and cold, and I was concerned that I would freeze so I planned ahead and bought two warm down comforters. That turned out to be overkill. I was roasting hot, and had to kick off the comforters to avoid cooking!
Down sides… I couldn’t open the windows very much, because of the rain. I did crack one open slightly and got a tiny bit of rain in the car as a result. But it really fogged up inside the car. I must get some side window deflectors, so I can open the windows a little, even when it’s raining.
I have one more item on the way, which I hope will make a HUGE improvement in the sleeping arrangements. But that’s a story for another day.