I woke up about 4:00 am realizing that I was not at all prepared for a move of the 5ver. Everyone who RV's knows that there is a drill you go through to get ready and it normally doesn't take all that long to stow everything safely. With all the packing of boxes and getting things out of cabinets and drawers, the place was a mess! I arrived by 8:30 and worked steadily - with a short break for croissants and coffee - until Steve came by at Noon. I had the hoses stowed except for the fresh water, and the maintenance guy had tightened it with a wrench so I knew I'd never be able to budge it loose. Steve got the rest of the pre-move items accomplished, hitched up flawlessly, and we were on our way to the storage lot. We found it with no trouble, but the space was really difficult to back into, the way it was situated back in a corner with a large MH on one side and a boat jutting out in front. I couldn't believe what an incredible job of backing in he did but it is perfect, with just enough room to get in and out of the doors.
We took all the packed boxes back to my apartment before I dropped him off at Joe's house and continued back to the storage lot to get my clothes on hangers. Now I have the biggest part of my possessions here, although there is still a lot left to decide on. I finally got back home at 3:00 pm and crashed on the couch. I had planned to shop for groceries but that will have to wait. I am really afraid to drive much now and will be so glad when my surgery date arrives. Jeannie offered to come by later on and help me put things away but I am just too tired to deal with it. Next week will be early enough.
I thought I would be sad, or at least a bit nostalgic leaving the 5th wheel for the last time, but I'm not. I feel a sense of relief which will be even better when it is sold. I've learned a great deal by the experience, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I tested my limits, found I could meet anything as it comes, but also found that I don't have to keep proving it to myself or anyone else. What freedom! I'm looking forward to traveling once I get my good eyesight back and once I get rested up a bit.