April 1st, 2018

Vacation is officially over now. Tomorrow is my first day at my new job and it will be interesting. I don’t know what all of the duties are that I will have to do yet but I do know some of the things that I will be responsible for.

Even though it was not my plan (as you may remember from my last post), Friday I ended up driving all day to get back home from Helena, MT. Something personal came up for Sunday, and it meant I had to get home to take care of getting the cabin straightened out before that. The only way to get everything done (and have enough time to do it) was to drive straight through. On top of that the weather on the way home as starting to get iffy so it’s good that I left when I did. It was horribly windy all the way back and it probably knocked 5 MPG off my mileage. Meghan had snow at her house so I luckily dodged it.

I got quite a bit done here in the cabin since I got back. Meghan gave me a bed so I put that together after I brought it home. I got a few things sorted out to put back in the trailer as well. Today I got the living room area re-arranged to have it much more functional.

I have been on the run for the last few weeks now so I took the last two afternoons for me…I got some much-needed downtime. Evenings after work this week I am going to put the things I set aside the past few days back in the trailer. They will be out of my way since they will no longer be in the cabin as well as having the trailer that much closer to hitting the road.

It is going to be so nice having the trailer close by. In the next few weeks I should be able to de-winterize it for the season since it is warming up enough now that the water lines and tanks will not freeze. I will be able to get out for an adventure! I can load up the generator, put fresh water in the tank and not have to worry about getting utilities in a campground.

Where I now live there are many more options for taking the trailer out for the weekends, and with it stored here with me I also do not have to worry about getting the trailer back while the storage lot is open.

I am really looking forward to getting the Scotty out some more. I put a lot of time, money and effort into replacing/repairing/upgrading things on it. Even though I brought it home a year ago it is still strange to me that I own a travel trailer. Being able to go right outside my door to hook it up and go someplace will probably bring it more into more of a reality for me.

But for the next few days, I have to focus on my new job.

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