Friday, November 30, 2018
We Made It!
Once we finally got MayB hooked up to Maggie it was smooth sailing, and it was nice once again to be traveling together. The conversations, the laughter to where we both thought we were going to bust something.
Over 300 miles the first day to just outside of Midland, but not yet to Odessa, the drive west on I-20 is mostly oil rigs and the smell is in the air. The worse part in these areas are the roads, we are not talking about little holes, there are holes the size of the Grand Canyon EVERYWHERE!
Our next few days of travel were under 200 miles each day and we were just playing it by how we felt to where we would stop. Our stops ended up being in Van Horn, Texas, then Deming, New Mexico, then Benson, Arizona which left us a short 40 miles on Friday morning to Tucson to make our 10am appointment at Camping World. We were early but were immediately taken in and were given the utmost attention and just five hours later and a few thousand dollars lighter we were on our way. A new refrigerator, just like the old one but this one works and all we can hope is that it lasts as long as the other one did…12 years!
Spent a few days in Tucson trying to catch our breaths and hoped to find a tow dolly, but that was not in our cards. We are looking for one with brakes, since the one we rented from U-Haul did not have them, we could feel the difference and we did not like the feeling of Maggie having to do ALL the stopping. New ones, if we could find them are around $2,000, and we are hoping to find a used one for around the $1,200 to $1,500 range if possible. We thought we got lucky several times, but it wasn’t meant to be. We are now in Casa Grande for a few weeks and hope to find one before we begin travel again.
This is hard, we have been non-stop for so many months with our work and then with the travel to get here and now…NOTHING! It is so hard to just do nothing, we have honey do’s, but it still feels like, nothing. Then all the aches and pains in our bodies are catching up to us and we are sore…EVERYWHERE!
We will learn how to just slow down for now since it never lasts, and we will have to find more work, but for now our job is to learn to slow down.
We were going to do some Lt Blender’s again this year to fill in the gaps, but they changed the pay structure and since we were hardly making any money with the old one and now with this new structure, we would not be making anything at all and our camping is no longer covered. So, we are looking for something else. We did get accepted to work with Aramark at the Spring Training in Surprise, Arizona, but that is not until February and March, we will need to fill in the gap of December and January with something exciting.
On our list to begin our research is the Quartzsite RV Show in January, if anyone hears about any of the vendors needing help, let us know. For now we are enjoying our time in the desert…