As of Friday, the 15th, we are officially “homeless” but in a fun way. Not a sleep under the bridge, just yet, kind of way. We hustled until the wee hours of the night on Thursday to finish up what we thought would be a few things. Every time I turned around, it seemed like something new would pop up. Just another reason to love the “minimalist” lifestyle we are embarking on.
Our first night in the Airstream was a bit, um, cramped I guess would be the word. We literally just threw the things we were taking with us into the Airstream and said we’d deal with it over the weekend, which we have since done. Over the last couple of days we have learned what we need, what we don’t, and what we may have forgotten.
One thing I realized is our comforter was a bit too big. If it’s too hot for a full comforter then we push it on the floor, which I don’t love. We are going to pack our comforter and use a blanket we purchased instead. I think this will be good for when it’s cool but not hot.
We realized that we aren’t going to be able to ride around with a smelly generator in the back of the Tahoe so we purchased a Thule Cargo Basket for the top of the truck. The fun part is going to be getting the generator from the ground to the top of the Tahoe. We plan to park to close enough to the Airstream to hook up so we don’t have to take it off very often. Wish us luck.
Thursday night, while we were playing musical Airstreams, Mr. TCP may have dented the bumper of the Tahoe. It was dark, we were both on edge with all the things that still needed to be done, and he left the front cargo door open. As he was backing the new Airstream into the driveway he cut it real sharp, while the cargo door was still open, as a result the bumper now has a new ding. And the front cargo door has a bit of damage, nothing too serious. Lesson learned, everything must be closed when backing up.
For now, we are parked at a good friend’s home. She was kind enough to let us post up for the weekend, which has been quite nice. We have been cheating by taking showers in the house with amazing water pressure. Tomorrow we will be moving to a fun RV park right in the heart of downtown Austin.
Oh, and I haven’t combed my hair in about three days. Things are already looking up!