That’s how many more days until we head for Kansas. One more weekend full of Golden Bell family campers and then we will be packing up the electronics to go to the office for the winter, hanging signs to tell campers to check in at the lodge and giving everything one last once over before we load up and pull out. It has been a long summer and we’re hoping to be out of here before the snow flies…again. It snowed about 24 inches just after we arrived in May and I don’t think it will be snowing in Kansas when we arrive there!
In the Nazarene Church, the senior’s groups are called Prime Time and this weekend, the Prime Timers have taken over the camp. We didn’t have many here in the RV park, but sometimes even one can be plenty. We don’t get many “entitled” people among the RV crowd and I’m glad. They do make for good storytelling in years to come, though.
We really like the ones who are appreciative, though. This summer we’ve had one couple who came about the time we arrived. They were in a trailer in a relatively small site and when they bought a very large Class A motor home and moved into it, we helped make arrangements for a more suitable site to spend the rest of the summer. The resident couple have been gone much of the summer but the RV stayed. We’ve watched over it in their absence and they expressed their gratitude to us and Mike and Gloria by giving us gift cards to McGinty’s, the quaint little Irish pub in Divide, so we’ve gone there together a couple of times recently. Last night we went to the weekly fish fry to use the remainder of the value on the cards. We did appreciate those gift cards!
We’ve been thinking about our priorities as we go back to becoming homeowners in Wichita. Paint samples are being gathered and projects are being lined up. Some things need to happen before others! Others are more “While we’re at it, why don’t we _____” things. We have people lined up for the big projects we don’t want to tackle ourselves and I’m beginning to see that it doesn’t all have to be done in the two months we will be there before we leave for winter. Some of the work was waiting for us when we walked in and it may still be waiting come spring. The house is livable as is and we will enjoy it.
Speaking of houses, Robert and Shelly have a signed contract on a nice one in Lacey, Washington, not far from their jobs in Olympia. They’ve been looking since they got there in April and I know they’re itching to get the belongings shipped to them. They have been in Air BnB housing and I know Robert has missed having his motorcycle, among other things. I don’t know when closing will happen, but congratulations anyway!
Have a great week!