Getting ready; GO TARHEELS!

We caught this cow snacking at Hazeliefs Grove

We caught this cow snacking at Hazeliefs Grove

Our time in Okeechobee is drawing to a close. We’ve been here three months and will leave very soon. But first a few things before we go. Today has been a fantastic prep day. We filled the truck and safety can with gas, drove up to Hazeliefs grove and bought 1/2 bushels each of tangerines, navel oranges, and grapefruits. While we were at Hazeliefs we enjoyed watching this cow for a few minutes.
Cleaned it out to reorganize everything

Cleaned it out to reorganize everything

I emptied, swept, and reloaded the truck bed; added distilled water to the batteries and windshield cleaner to the truck’s washer tank; checked tire pressure on all four axles; checked torque on the Airstream’s four wheels; retorqued the hitch-head bolts and the anti-sway bolts, and checked tightness on the tow ball; and cleaned and regreased the tow ball with Wally blueball grease. Thanks for the can of grease, Wally!

Old weatherstripping was difficult to remove

Old weatherstripping was difficult to remove

While Debbie worked inside, I replaced the foam weather-stripping on our screen door. It was ugly work because the old stuff was well-stuck. This picture shows the foam strip partly removed. The job didn’t take too long and the result is just right. Debbie cleaned the interior thoroughly, including vacuuming the upholstery, sweeping and vacuuming the floors, and cleaning the bathroom. Debbie washed, air-dried, and rehung the flags, and did three more loads of laundry. The linens are clean and our bed looks inviting.

Folding the roof-top antennas, reefing the awning, stowing a couple of chairs into the truck bed, and securing a few small interior things, and disconnecting from site utilities are the only remaining items before we can tow out of here. We’re ready to go!

But first, let’s go to the swimming pool a little while before we watch Michigan State’s game at 1800 hours and our Tarheels at 2030 hours. We are really excited about the games, and cheering for both these teams.

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