Saturday, May 28, 2016

Our First Day Living in a Fifth Wheel

We have finally made the move to the camper.  We no longer live in Indiana, which means we no longer live in a house.  Our home has wheels and we plan to put it to good use this summer.  We have 5 trips planned and we are still trying to schedule another trip with friends.

Unfortunately the kids are with their dads on Memorial Day weekends so our first night living in the camper was just me and Cody.  We finished putting all of our stuff in storage and I've just finished unpacking all the stuff for the camper.  It was a long evening yesterday and has been a long day today but I'm glad everything was done so quickly. 

As I was unpacking all the stuff I wanted to keep at the camper I realized I didn't have enough space for it all so I started putting stuff in boxes to take to storage.  I guess I don't need as many pans and mixing bowls and cups and utensils as I had hoped.  Also we keep most of our food in lock tight plastic containers and after trying to put all the containers into the pantry I decided that we will not be using the containers anymore because they take up too much room, so they will go to storage as we eat the stuff in them.

Cody was so sweet to make dinner last night.  I think he could tell I was wanting to rip my hair out with unpacking so he made baked ziti.  I'm a lucky lady.  Actually when I'm done with this post I'm going to make leftovers for a late lunch.  I haven't eaten yet today. Ok I take that back, I ate two mini donuts around 11am but my bely is growling so leftovers it is. 

Cody is gone for most of the day today helping my dad move a shed from one place to another.  He's been so excited to help him move it.  I think he just likes hanging out with my dad regardless of what they are doing.

It seems so surreal right now that I live in a fifth wheel.  Anyone that knows me well knows that camping, or glamping, is something I love to do and that it is my hopes to live and travel in an RV when I retire.  This is good practice until then.

I think it is important to take a moment and thank God for allowing us to take this amazing adventure.  It is because of Him that I get this amazing view.  No seriously, I took this picture inside the camper.  I am so blessed!

I thought it was fitting to listen to one of my favorite albums to come out recently.  Illinois by Brett Eldridge.  I particularly like the title track.  I first heard the song when I lived in Indiana and it pulled on my heart strings.  I just love my home state.  I hope I never have to move out of state again but who knows where life will lead us.  You can watch the video for the song below if you feel so inclined.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Cover Vent with Pantyhose

Have you ever noticed that there is stuff down in the vent?  In the fifth wheel it seems like there is always stuff falling through the crack of the vents.  How do you prevent dirt and stuff from falling through the cracks yet still allow the air to go through it?  Cover the vent with pantyhose!

I took pictures as I did the project but really I didn't need to.  Simply unscrew the vent an take it off, clean out the vent (I used homemade Clorox wipes - found here), cover the vent with pantyhose knee highs then screw the vent back into place.  So EASY!!!

Vinyl on the Fifth Wheel

I wanted to put our website address on the fifth wheel but I didn't want to spend a whole lot on it.  I got on Amazon and looked up custom vinyl and found a very inexpensive solution.  I purchased the custom vinyl from here.  Because of the umber of letters I have in the web address I had to purchase two of them but for less than $20 I think this was a great deal! 

I used a towel with warm water and cleaned the area where I wanted to put the vinyl.  I let it dry then Cody and I followed the directions, which were easy, and we applied the vinyl.  And....done!