As I've gone through the house, separating wanted, needed, maybe, maybe not, this stays in the house, this goes into storage, that goes into Miss Flair, I've moved stuff around and about and relegated mainly to the garage for triaging (emergency medical terminology - once a nurse, always a nurse!) Consequently, as the house becomes bare, the garage has become cluttered.
Today I started on the job of getting through lots of stuff, in the garage, for dispersement. I can't say it looks clean and neat at this point because that wouldn't be truthful; but it does look like I'm making a dent. And, I have to admit I'm tired and hot and ready to get this part of the adventure over with! Also, my energy level goes down so rapidly in the heat; I'll bet I drink two gallons of liquids during and afternoon of packing and sorting work. I'd love to be able to get a couple of hours done in the early AMs but here I am at almost midnight and it's just starting to cool down enough to turn off the AC in the house to sleep in peace (and natural air) - so it's hard to get up at about 5 when it's really pleasant outside and I have so much more energy.
The new bike rack was delivered UPS - it's actually a scooter rack with a ramp; but to attach it to the hitch, I need to remove the RV portion of the Blue Ox dinghy hitch - and I don't have a key for the lock. I checked with the previous owner and she thinks the key might have gone with their tow vehicle they sold a couple of years ago. This afternoon I dropped by my local locksmith to see if they'd come to help me out without having to drive the rig to their location. No, they'd rather work on it there; so, I'll batten down the hatches (put stuff away) and drive it there tomorrow to have the lock re-keyed so I can then mount the new rack. I bought this rack to accommodate my Schwinn electric bike as it's too heavy for a regular bike rack. I'm hoping that the electric bike will be sufficient for a little exercise and going to the grocery store when I'm parked somewhere for any length of time. We'll see how it works out.
Sunset, Balmorhea State Park, Texas - April 27, 2013