All settled in with the comforts of civilization on the way! The driveshaft is back in, the RV moved to its final stop on my lot. Tomorrow AC! Turns out I don’t need floors for plumbing! Floors tomorrow when there’s electricity to saw them! I should probably make this painfully clear, when I say “floors” I don’t mean like flooring I mean like we had to do some maneuvering so that Mizzou didn’t just hop on out. Like I can clearly see the grass, in need of flooring.
I’m melting. There was a lot of time spent in the car today. If the Creatures were better behaved, I would have taken us all to the movies to just have some air. Tomorrow Mizzou will spend the day at the vet. Aretha has given her final FU to the RV and gone back to being an outside cat. She’s just chilling in the little woods across the street. She’ll probably crawl on up through one of the holes when she feels like it. In fact, she just meowed to have me open the cab door for her. The sun has gone down, hopefully the temp will follow. 9pm is within range which means it’s almost bedtime for all of us in the hot tin can! One more night and almost there! AC on the horizon! Indoor plumbing to follow! Seriously, how is this my life right now.
Praise Jebsus of Cheddar Cheese! The generator has arrived! With the hopes of cooler or at the very least circulating air, I’m snagging a shower. The idea of being cleaned has me feeling frisky enough for a game of “stabbed or amazing tacos” then overseeing the driveshaft installation and the awning opening to stop the RV from being a baking tin. If laundromats have AC, that might be my Sunday night plan since I can charge my phone while I’m there. Floors were a ridiculous plan. How am I supposed to cut the wood without electricity? High hopes of tomorrow. I may have the generator, but unless I hit the laundromat, this may be all you hear of me today. Oh snap! Remind me when I have full battery to tell you about the creepiest ice cream truck ever.
Today is the day I’ve been banned for life from Elite Towing. Just a little disagreement, a little miscommunication, and a couple of threats to tow my RV back to their lot. I mean, really, at this point I would have been like “bye RV.” It’s fine, the damn RV is never going to need to be towed ever again.
Aretha might hate the RV the most though. Her safe spot was under the front seat until the engine started when we backed it up. Now she resides inthe farthest back corner face to the wall.
We’ve just got to make it through tonight. Tomorrow we’re snagging a generator! This camping fan is ba-hooey. Genius magnetic tent mounting though. I decided that if fraternity boys can duct tape a human to a wall, I can manage a fan. Not that it can go on the ceiling since the ceiling is about 14 inches from my face. Only an hour and a half until bedtime! Tomorrow I’m hoping for floors, a shower, and a chance to charge my phone. Monday means electricity! By the end of the week plumbing! I’m sure in there somewhere I can flip over to a blog where I can cover boring stuff like water pumps, RV hot water heaters that convert to tiny houses, and such. Couple of weeks, we’ll be seeing housework if I’m lucky. (Which means in like 8 years by my current track record). Just got to make it through tonight!
What did I say last night? Don’t jinx it. Of course I did. The tow guy showed up then left to have his buddy come back. He never came. It got dark and now I’m the worst backyard guest on earth. New tow company tomorrow at $150 an hour. Mental note, next venture buy a tow truck. I realize there’s probably a big gap in the story line from when it drove to Samantha’s to being towed. I’ll cover that when after I get electricity (which feels like never).
There is one huge stress that has lessened. We have Aretha. Granted, now I’m terrified she’ll escape and be lost forever in Summerville. For now, all my Creatures are curled up in the bunk with me which makes it all almost okay. It’s rounding on 9pm and you now what that means! Bedtime. Tomorrow we’ve got an early day of towing and flooring and no luxuries of civilization.
I took my first real indoor hot shower in almost a week. Just like I’m amazed that this all started only a month ago, I can’t believe it’s been almost a week. No one seems to know my address which means I can’t get power. At the earliest, it will be Monday. Without the flooring plumbing can’t be put back in. Someone asked me the other day if it really was that bad, yes. Yes it is. On the other hand someone asked me why don’t tonight I just watch tv and relax?
So decisions have been made:
1.) I’m going to need a camping lantern and a battery operated fan.
2.) I am most definitely going to have a link to donate to help homeless kids. This is rough. I’m going to to stick it out because it won’t be this way forever, but there’s a lot of kids out there who really do live like this. I want to help them. Taking suggestions, I’m going to investigate Carolina Youth Development Center though I don’t know if it covers what I am most concerned about.
Let’s talk about triumphs and exciting news! With a handy paper clip I was able to unlock the bathroom door! Just a recap there, can’t get the RV door to latch but I can lock myself out of the bathroom. Tomorrow night, I’m making my way to permanent pastures. Not going to discuss, don’t want to jinx it. Just everyone send good vibes/prayers/thoughts this way. I’m secretly terrified to leave the safety of the fenced in backyard.
Now the super exciting! I’ve been asked to write a guest blog spot on Money Q&A! You should go check them out, Hank is a genius and an amazing human being who has great taste in a wifey. This came about days ago so why wait to share? Well, I’ve been thinking about it, if I start sharing on a public platform, should I go public myself? Should #MuffyOnTheMove move onto the world outside of my friends? If you didn’t know me, would you care about any of this? What do we think? Go blog or go home? (It’s funny bc I am so borderline homeless)
But wait Muff! You’re writing about this on your blog right now! It’s the magic of the internet. Most of my posts are backdated from my personal Facebook. While most of them transitioned seamlessly, this one wouldn’t. It seemed too important of a post to cut out the debate and there was no way to carry it over. There you have it, you caught me! I was lucky enough to bridge the two that way everyone is on the same page! Nothing is lost! And my FB friends can take a breather from all the crazy posts.
There’s nothing really new, mostly I just feel like I need to leave everyone on a better note than yesterday. The rain has sufficiently stopped everything. I can’t move the RV in the rain. I can’t work on the RV in the rain. Really all I can do in the RV in the rain is discover things that need to be fixed. I know it’s been a lot of RV lately and not a lot of tiny house on wheels. It seems like there’s just a lot of going over the same stuff in different ways. All of it getting closer to when the Iron Curtain momentarily comes down (which might be torture for me). You have to be quiet when you’re trying to slip through a loophole.
Fun fact: you thought Pinterest was a rabbit hole, you should check out RV blogs. I absolutely positively have to get on the roof this weekend. Steve from the RV forum said I need to check the mounting gasket for the AC and Bill told me how easy it is to install a skylight over the old chimney. I’ve also decided that if I’m going to get grouped in with RV peeps, I want the old people with matching Hawaiian shirts and suspenders over the NASCAR ones. So Saturday if anyone wants to wear a matching Hawaiian shirt with me or spot me while I attempt to get up on the roof, you’d be more than welcome!