Thank You, Ms. Grumpy Pants!

This morning, I packed up the inside of the rig in preparation for moving, then went to check the post office in case I could leave town today.

The package still isn’t here, so it really would have been cheaper to pay the $60 for guaranteed two-day delivery on my package instead of renewing for another five nights at $90. I believe that Monday is a holiday here and that there won’t be mail, so I’m giving my package till Tuesday AM to arrive.

Anyway, the weather isn’t that great near Houston right now (we finally got sun, YAY), so it’s rather nice to be on hookups and this will probably be my only paid nights of the winter. $200 is about a fifth of what I would have been paying per month for RV park fees, electricity, and propane so, really, my budget can absorb this.

I went into the office on the way back and a rather grumpy-looking and quiet woman was at the desk. I said, “I’m in 84, I want to renew for five more nights, I know I have to move to a different site, and I just checked online so I know you have tons of availability.” She pushed some keys and stared at her screen for a long while and then started to write me up a new park entry pass for the truck. I asked what site I was going to and she said, “The same one”!

I have no idea what she did — if she moved the reservation to another site (which the other front desk person said was not possible) or if she determined that only half of the site was booked or if the other guys cancelled, but I consider this a miracle!

I didn’t mind putting away stuff inside as it’s really just tidying up after myself now, plus the minor aggravation of securing the filing cabinet. It’s really putting away the water hose and power cable, getting off the levelers and stowing them, backing into a new site, getting level again, and rehooking up that is such a pain.

I don’t expect to have much to blog about in the next few days as I have some business matters to attend to and will need to be in the office for most of the next few days, another reason I don’t mind staying put. So if the blog goes a little quiet, no need to be alarmed. πŸ™‚

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  • Yay for not having to move. It’s so much easier to do when boondocking, isn’t it? I have to go get water today but no hookups to deal with otherwise.

  • Linda, I don’t think it’s any less work when I’m boondocking if there’s leveling involved.

    I don’t stay hooked up to city water as I find getting a non-leaky connection to be too much work. But I leave the hose hooked up to my fresh water tank intake and fill as needed. Putting away the hose is a pain. I really need a better system. πŸ™‚

  • I have been following you for a while along with other rv bloggers and when any of them are in the Houston area I try to arrange a visit if possible. I read that you are near Houston. It is a big city so that could be anywhere. I have some time and if you are interested let me know and I can take you to lunch!!

    Just email me and include your phone number if you don’t mind and maybe we can get together.

  • The big, fancy rigs have an auto fill system that allows you to hook up yo city water and it automatically tops off your holding tank. It would be the $100,000 option when you and i bought our rigs. πŸ˜‰

  • That is quite possibly the most ridiculous option I have ever heard of!

    Really, the only thing the big rigs have that I wish I had are automatic levelers (for which I don’t have enough carrying capacity) and the toilet back flush/rinse option.

  • Thanks, Pam! I’ll contact you when I get closer to Houston next week.

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