July 13th, 2007


OtRwC Day 33, Part 1: clinging

Yesterday I mentioned to Melissa, who is caring for my other two cats, that I still had not gotten into my house. She said it would be fine to leave the kitties longer, so I did. I paid her up to date and will just pay for the extra days when I pick the beasties up.

No word yet on the house. I am clinging to my last minutes in the Motel 6, debating whether to extend my stay. I've decided not to. If I can't get in today I'll register at the other Motel 6 in town  and spend a night or two there instead. Or maybe the one in Pismo is cheaper, although I doubt it right now. So for the time being I will be living out of my car, with cat.

OtRwC Day 33, Part 2: I'm in!

I am officially no longer on the road with cat, so this is the last post with that heading.

I called the sales guy at the mobile home sales office after I left the motel. I was sitting in my car in a parking lot with the back seat piled with pillows, towels, sheets. Mike contacted the lender and said to go ahead and move in. The key was in the water heater enclosure. I wish I had known that sooner, but now I do. So I went in.

I love my new place. I found things that were not done as specified, but nothing major. It's just irritating that nobody was really using a checklist to make sure everything was as ordered.

The kitchen looks larger than I anticipated, my bedroom looks nicely generous in size, there is room for stuff! There are cupboards in the bathrooms and a coat closet in the hall. There are cupboards in the utility room. There was also supposed to be a sink but that's gone - I'm just as glad. I like the extra counter space. It may actually be possible to live a life without as much clutter, if I can manage the papers better. And with a separate office this is very possible.

The gas is not turned on.Mike said the park has to turn it on so I went to the manager's place and did not find him. I want my gas! I want to wash dishes and clothes and take a shower in my new walk-in shower. I want to cook on my stove and in my oven! So I am still a little frustrated but I am so happy with it. It seems unreal.