Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14th-Ron Hoover RV

We pulled the Bighorn over to Ron Hoover RV on Thursday morning. We did the walk-thru with Miguel, one of the top technicians at the store before signing the papers to take delivery of the new Heartland Landmark Grand Canyon. Wow, what a stack of papers!

We finally got through and began to switch our belongings into the new trailer about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. I had made arrangements to sleep on their lot tonight, but when closing time neared, the store's forklift wouldn't start to move the Bighorn so they could close the gate. They had parked the two trailers door to door to make it easier. Since it was now impossible to secure the lot, I told them that I would block the lot with my truck and would keep an eye on the lot during the night. Stella and I worked until after midnight before stopping for the night. We finally got to bed about 1AM but were woke up by the Houston Police who had noticed the truck parked in the drive with an open gate. We were glad that he had stopped by to check. I have been in similar situations countless times in my career and know how dangerous this can be.

We went out and had a good breakfast before getting back to work. We spent all day again moving stuff from trailer to trailer. At least they had a wooden bridge that made it easier to walk between the trailers and keeping me from having to walk up and down the steps. We were still exhausted but we got it done. We didn't actually get finished moving until early Saturday morning, but the Bighorn was empty at last! I didn't realize how much stuff we had accumulated in the last couple of years. Some of it needs to go away and we'll work on that soon.

So long.


Ted and Donna said...

Congratulations and pictures ... we need pictures! Can't wait until you get "home" to see it.

Bob and Kathy said...

Oh my goodness!! Major congratulations on your new rig...a LANDMARK! Awesome. You have successfully encouraged us toward the Heartlands....can't wait 'til we can get ours. Love the Grand Canyon floor plan.