Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday May 7, 2010-Red Roof Inn, Elkhart IN

Here we are, ready to pick up our trailer after it was worked on at the factory. We are straight ahead in the service bay.
Here is the nice shiny new-looking trailer with just a few boxes left to load into it.
Here are just some of the many boxes that we used to store almost everything in our trailer. All the service guys that helped us unload remarked about how much stuff we have in the trailer. We told them that it's our house and everything we own is in there.
This was all that was left to load up when we took a break for lunch. We are almost done!

We woke to cool weather again up here in Elkhart. It rained briefly while we were going over to the factory, and once inside, it really rained! That's all right, we're loading up our home again and we will be back in the campground this afternoon...

We worked hard all morning, unloading boxes back into the trailer and took a short lunch break at the Steak and Shake nearby. We came back and finished up the loading and watched Keith, our technician that had worked on the trailer, when he put the last decal on the door-side rear. He made it look so easy, I think that even I could do it, but I'm sure that reality would set in if I tried to do it and I'd screw something up. When it looks too easy, it's probably not.

We got through about 3 o'clock and pulled out of the shop to go back to the campground. Almost as soon as we turned into the park, it started to rain and by the time I got through, it was pouring. We ran next door to JD and CJ's house to get out of the rain and to make plans for supper. We went to the Texas Roadhouse, since we still had some discount coupons and had a final farewell meal with them. They are leaving in the morning and we will be leaving on Monday.

When we got back to the motel, we hadn't been inside very long before we got a call from the office, asking if we were all right. We had heard a fire alarm going off but didn't know where it was coming from. We went outside and saw the flashing lights and buzzer and were told that someone had set the fire alarm off but nothing was wrong. To be on the safe side, we took the computers and Cassie with us when we went to eat. Along the way, we learned that we are under a tornado alert until 11 o'clock tonight. What do we do now? We can go to the motel if its not on fire or go to the campground and risk being blown away by a tornado.

After eating, we came back to the motel and all was well. We sent the last night here, since we had paid for the room. Tomorrow we're back at home in the trailer.

So long.

1 comment:

Rick and Brenda said...

Glad too see you have your home back. Sorry about the rain, We can attest.
Nice to have a dry place to put things back together.