Countdown

The great unveiling of 2022!

The jammies coming off

The jammies coming off

Nekkid!

Nekkid!

We finally got around to changing the locks on our trailer. Did you know that there are only just a few ‘master keys’ that unlock every door of ALL new RVs ?

Ostensibly, it’s so that dealerships don’t have to carry the weight of several keys for every RV on their lot. It does, however, make it dead easy for n’er’do’wellers to to gain easy access for their nefarious purposes.

Love a woman who knows how to use an adjustable wrench ... The sub-floor hatches ...

Love a woman who knows how to use an adjustable wrench … The sub-floor hatches …

And the front door - the only door actually!

And the front door – the only door actually!

We’ve been making decisions about how to store provisions, given that the availability of some foodstuffs will be uncertain for the foreseen and unforseen future.

Vacuum-sealing the good stuff

Vacuum-sealing the good stuff

Annnnnd packing …

Making space for the big items in the storage locker

Making space for the big items in the storage locker

Everything we do, at the moment, has an aura of surrealness to it. No familiar routines remain in place. The more we deconstruct our little cottage, the more vacant spaces show up, surprising us both with the absence of familiar shapes, light, and shadow.

The Berkey water filter used to be next to where it is now, on a wooden stand that filled that odd corner perfectly.

The Berkey water filter used to be next to where it is now, on a wooden stand that filled that odd corner perfectly.

We have lists everywhere, and everywhere is chaos … although, within that chaos the plan remains the same. (which is just as well, otherwise we’d be in big trouble)

29 comments on “Countdown

  1. Kate Duff says:

    Exciting times Widds

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  2. Glad you took a few moments for some pictures. So exciting!

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  3. Ian Hutson says:

    Now the sight of that storage unit takes me back! After my “The Fall of Rome” in 2008 the government chaps in their brown warehouse coats came and took what they wanted (car, valuables, artwork, laptop and so on) and the rest was decanted into storage. As the planet spun on I retrieved books, essentials and memories and sold a 60′ shipping container of the rest for two hundred quid (and that took some selling too, even though t’wer everything for a house from bedsteads to sofas to table lamps and kitchen furniture). I went down to some desultory few items in a 6′ commercial storage cupboard with a small chinese carved box of memories plonked a-top. Then I got rid of even more and moved onto the boat. πŸ™‚ ‘Painful’ is a large coin, but the obverse reads ‘Wow, that was actually cathartic!’ Nowadays if it isn’t food or clothing or books or in daily use it doesn’t come aboard, and yet I still need the occasional clear-out. I make an exception for Keanu Reeves, he takes up a lot of space chained up in the aft cabin, but I’ve stuck a label to his forehead; ‘Do not dump’. We all need to remember to keep one large luxury item. πŸ˜‰

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  4. This year will be my ultimate dump year, but ashamed to admit only one bag full has found its way out! Anyone would think I was going somewhere…

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  5. You are so well prepared

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  6. Suspending routines can be surreal, all right. Stick to the plan!

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  7. quiall says:

    Your new adventure will start soon…

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    • Widdershins says:

      I wonder if moving is such an arduous task that by the time one gets to the end of it one has well and truly separated from the place one is leaving … it’s starting to feel a bit like that now. πŸ™‚

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  8. Planning your food supplies you will probably be better prepared than the rest of us. Exciiing now it’s getting closer!

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  9. Your trailer is a beauty. Thank goodness for lists!

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  10. acflory says:

    I love the pics but where are the ones of the /inside/ of the RV? I’m dying to see how it’s setup as it looks a lot bigger than I was imagining.

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