Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hillsborough River to Lazydays

Lazydays (site CD97)
Seffner Fl

Tuesday was spent hanging around the campground (Hillsborough River SP).  We relaxed most of the day until Nancy, Bill and Sherry and David arrived in the afternoon.  It was great to see them.  And guess what…Nancy and Bill accepted an offer on their house!  We are so happy for them!  In the evening, we enjoyed a campfire at our site.  Another RV-Dreams couple was there, Al and Karen, so they joined in on the fun and shared their stories of selling their business and house in New York along with working at Amazon.  It was a great way to wrap up the day.  Here’s the site we were on…#35…a big one.

Wednesday was set aside for the RV Supershow in Tampa but first, Gin and I stopped by at Lazydays with some electronics for them to install in TAWANDA!  We walked around the RV Show with Sherry, David, Nancy and Bill.  It’s a big show!  After checking out some of the vender booths, we walked to the motorhomes.  Since Nancy and Bill had signed a contract on their house, they were serious about finding just the right rig.  I think that they narrowed it down a bit.  Especially when we all got caught in the rain inside a 34Y and were pretty comfortable.  It was interesting for me because I didn’t dream about the new rigs since TAWANDA is waiting for us.  We just enjoyed the company instead.

Today, Thursday, we visited with our friends some before leaving Hillsborough River to go to Lazydays.  We got some unwelcome news from our realtor.  The house is not going to close this week either.  We stressed out for a bit but regrouped.  When we arrived at LD, we were escorted to a buddy site in the Crown Club section.  Juan checked out Wanda and gave her a clean bill of health for the trade-in.  We went to the finance office and spoke with Dianne.  We told her about our situation with the house and asked her to check on a loan for us.  It was no problem since we were able to put a chunk of change down.  Now I will be able to sleep tonight.  Here’s the buddy site and Wanda’s new Lazydays sticker.
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The buddy sites are designed so that the new rig can be parked next to the trade-in and our personal property can be transferred by us.  That’s our plan of action for the next couple of days.  We’re scheduled for their Driver’s Confidence Course on Thursday.  That should give us the time to check out the new rig pretty good.  Keep your fingers crossed because we’re pretty excited!

Life is what you make of it…don’t worry about things that you have no control over.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Phew! Glad you were able to work out a temporary solution. Sorry to hear about the delay, wish we were closer so we could light a fire under the buyers for you.

Have fun transferring all you things from Wanda to Tawanda. It's a lot of work, been there, done that. It's worth it all in the end. :c)

Jessica and Harry said...

When we sold the condo last year, the closing date got pushed back a couple times. It was really nerve wracking. Then all of a sudden, it all came together and we were able to get 'er done!! :) Hope that day comes really soon for you guys!

Laurie and George said...

Buddy sites, too cool! Nice that there are 'dreamers' with you sharing in your new home ;)

Karen and Al said...

We had a couple delays on the closing on our house, but in the end it all worked out.

Lazy Days makes it REAL easy to purchase a motor home and will bend over backwards to keep you happy.

We can't wait to meet you guys. We're back from the Keys and heading to the RV show today. Maybe we can get together tomorrow?

smdrm said...

Hi Gin and Syl,

Congratulations on your new rig! This is such exciting news. We're in the process of destuffing, and hope to join you as fulltimers within the next year!

Selene & Hank, NC

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

It will all come together. We did the drivers confidence course as well. It was good. Can't wait to meet up with you guys and Tawanda soon!

Sherry said...

Great to talk to you last night and hear that all is well! This is all going to happen while you are busy moving into and enjoying Tawanda. Pie's a comin'!! We'll bring plates

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

So glad you worked out a temporary fix. Your buyers should be ashamed of themselves for pulling a last minute loan! Don't they know you have things to do? :)
Can hardly wait to see pictures of Tawanda! Have fun moving :)

Dan and Tricia said...

Rutroh on the delay but know that the closing is just around the corner. Wish we were closer so that we could offer a hand with the transfer of "stuff". Can't wait to meet up with you guys! BTW - the Nutty Buddy pie is amazing. :-)

Ron and Cyndi said...

We can't wait to see pictures of your new MH. We're thinking about you!....It's cold here in NC today.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the snag. I'm hearing this is very typical these days. Glad you worked it out! Can't wait to see your new home!

Bruce and Laura

Jim and Dee said...

I'm so sorry we didn't make it there, but we'll see your new home and meet up in a park before long.

I'm so glad you have the money situation done so you didn't have to wait any longer. See you soon.

Mike and Terri said...

Sorry to hear about the delay in your closing. Hang in there -- soon it will all be a done deal!

Enjoy your time getting acquainted with Tawanda!