Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm back at the beach and pretty organized


I woke up at 6 this morning, jumped out of bed, put Katie in the car and drove to the RV storage lot. We traded the car for The Palms, stopped and filled the tank and drove back to the condo.  I put most of what was left into bags and boxes, got a bunch of my food from the cupboard and fridge, loaded them on the floor of The Palms, and we drove to the beach.  We got here around 8:30 and there weren't a lot of parking places left on the street by the ocean, but we snagged one.

It's just beautiful here today.  I'm so sorry  for all of you who are braving terrible weather, I wish you could have a week of days like today at the beach in Carlsbad, North San Diego County.

I've worked all day!!!  I put things away, rearranged them, changed them again, and then put them in a new place.  Lots of you have gone through that, I'm sure.  I put the food I brought in the little refrigerator and freezer, and was really surprised that it all fit, and I still have room left over.  I didn't bring a lot, but pretty much what I'll need for a few days.

I think I'm here to stay.  I brought the twin size inflatable mattress, too, and the bedding for it.  That's the last thing I did, was make up the bed. I have a nice mattress cover that was from my queen mattress, and I put it around the twin, pulled on the fitted twin sheet, and threw my  down comforter/duvet on top.  It's going to be very snugly tonight! 

I'm pretty organized.  All my clothes fit, but I have a few coats at the condo still.  I guess they will fit, but they'll squish the other clothes, so I'll probably be thinning out the clothes in the next few months.   Or not.

The Palms is beginning to feel like home.  : )

I have everything packed away now for traveling back to our night time parking lot in Lake San Marcos.  I feel safe there, it's where we parked last time during the Estate Sale.

I have my fridge and washer/dryer on Craigs List, and have had some calls.  Two people who wanted to see the washer, one last night and one other who called today, flaked out on me. Luckily I called the woman from today, so I didn't leave my good parking spot here to go meet her.  I have two people interested in the fridge tomorrow, I told them both to call me an hour before our meeting time (7:00) so I know they will be there, otherwise I won't be there.  I can't believe people make an appointment for a specific time and don't show. Don't call, and don't answer their phone.

Katie and I took two long walks along the sea wall - once early afternoon when I finally stopped for a break.  It felt so good to walk with her by the ocean.  Then later when the sun was setting we took off in the other direction for another long walk.  This is the first time Katie has walked in sand, but it didn't seem to phase her.  She is a good little girl and goes potty in the sand around the palm trees that are in the sidewalk.  That's all there is for her, except for the concrete, because she isn't allowed on the beach.  But she seemed to know that was the spot she should use.

It's 8:30 now, and I'm wearing down, so I'm going to close things down and drive to our night camp.  My camera battery died, so I'll charge it tomorrow and upload a few pictures from today.

Three more days of work!

From Me and Katie, have a great rest of the evening, everyone!  : )


  1. enjoy the beach! are so lucky!..dark and rainy here!!

  2. Have a fun weekend. Memorial Day can be pretty hectic at the beaches.

  3. Sounds like you're settling in nicely. Enjoy the beach and nice weather.

  4. Craigslist people are an interesting lot. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten e-mails from people about an item, back and forth, and then just disappear! Weird :)
    FYI on the short sale...I was not able to do it that way..had a buyer, my lender wouldn't step up the I had to borrow from my 401k to bridge the gap. Good luck on yours..they take will also need an offer before they even look at it.

  5. Sounds like you are in a great spot. Enjoy!! Yours is the only blog I have read today that still has followers. Just about everyone else is having trouble with them disappearing. Stay safe.

  6. Just love hearing about people who enjoy the beach. It's my favorite place to be. My little dog loves the sand and also loves to go swimming in the ocean. I'll be staying home this holiday weekend because I waited too long to make reservations and every place is booked.

    Enjoy the beach.

  7. I've been moving things around in my coach, also. It's so nice to be by the beach. Enjoy!

  8. When I found my TT (travel trailer) on Craig's List, the man who had it said he was holding it as someone called just before me and was driving in to see it (about an hour away). I asked if he could keep my number and if the guy did not show, call me. I was 10 min away and would be right there. Three hours later I got the call. The guy never showed and wasn't answering his phone nor responding to voicemails. I went right over and fell in love with the TT- was EXACTLY what I had spent the last year looking for.

    Now, four years later, I was looking for a MH (motorhome) as my spinal condition is advancing and I can't handle the TT anymore. 14 months later, nearly the same senerio. I got right over there and walla-- the perfect MH!

    So, the folks who didn't follow through allowed me to find the perfect RV's!! :)

    Sheila :)


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