Still in Florida

Well, we finished the house!  FINALLY!  We are underway cleaning the house and packing up.  We’ve been extremely busy trying to get ready to go home.  Today, I will be painting decks and finishing the last bit of pressure washing that needs to be done to the siding of the house.  Then, we are ready to get the kayak racks onto of the trailer and pack up and leave.  The rain slowed us down due to the fact all that’s left is outside work.

Dad also has to finish installing the new main breaker panel.  He started it yesterday, but then had to make a ton of town runs to try to finish it.  So, the house is being run by our generator.  Of course, it’s a baby generator and will not run the well.  Again, we live with no water.  At this point, I think I’m used to it.  It’s really no big deal.  We will be on full power again today.

Hopefully we will be leaving for home by Sunday or Monday.

Here’s a little tour of the master bath.

Home Sick

I’m really in a melancholy mood today.

It feels like it’s been years since we left our home in Alaska.  It’s starting to fade.  I’ve been looking at pictures of my view and house to just make sure that it is real and not just a dream that is fading.  We’ve finished the inside of the house we are renovating down here in Florida and now I have been working on the outside.  I’m pressure washing the outside of the house and giving it some curb appeal with plants and red mulch.  It’s looking good!  We even have sale pending on the house and property.  First showing of the house and we had an offer.

All that’s left is to paint the stairs and decks, finish up the pressure washing of the house, painting or final siding the rental house, and, of course, packing up the trailer and doing the finishing touches to the sleeping quarters in the trailer.  I really miss home.  I miss my friends.  I miss my bed.  We will be leaving on April 11 or 12th and high tailing it back home.  We think we can drive about 600 miles a day while we are in the lower 48.  Once in Canada, depending on road conditions, we will try to do the same.  I’m thinking we can make it home in 8-9 days.  I can’t wait.  I am champing at the bit to get home.

We will be shooting footage and blogging our way back home.  So stay tuned and maybe we will see you on the road.