We sold Sharkey last Monday. The upcoming move had us considering selling the big guy. We knew we were going to need something bigger (and maybe a little more insulated) to live in between house closings. When we had decided to sell Sharkey we were so busy working on the house, filling out paperwork in the evenings, that we couldnt hardly find time to even arrange showings! We finally got our act together, and in just the nick of time too. The new owners had looked at him on Saturday, and arranged to pick him up Monday afternoon. This gave us an evening to say our official good byes.
Sunday night we loaded up the kids into the motorhome and drove over to McDonalds to buy hot apple pies.
It was raining just like the night we bought him in Portland, OR:
In looking back, it was almost 2 years to the day that we bought the motorhome! :) Anyhow, back to last sunday night! We had parked across from the drive thu and the girls got to watch daddy at the counter order.
When he got back we drove back home and ate our apple pies inside the motorhome.
The people we sold him to were absolutely perfect though. They had kids of their own, and like us completely bought a motorhome on the whim. In fact, she was searching craigslist for a couch when she came across my ad. :) I had already painted over mine and Jaydons inititals and had asked them if they wanted me to paint their initials on one of the birch trees. They thought that would be neat, so I made sure to do it before they picked him up.
It was kinda sad to do so, but I was glad they could appreciate it. :) Journey actually cried when they left in the motorhome. They had assured her that they would take good care of him, and I told her we would be buying something else. She kept saying she wouldn't like whatever we got because it wasn't the modorhome. :) It was sweet, but sad at the same time! :)
...and so they left! I sure appreciate all the encouragement everyone gave me along the way. You guys were my motivation more times than I care to admit! :) Knowing that I was inspiring others, was definitely inspiring to me.
Yesterday we drove to Ellensburg and picked up our replacement. It really is perfect for us:
It is a 2000 Tahoe Thor with bunks, a queen bed, and one small slide. It is only 25' so we can pull it with the avalanche. It pulled even better than we were expecting, and today I'm anxious to get outside and clean it!
We've named him Thor. Seemed appropriate since he had Thor written on the outside in more than one place. :) You can bet I'll be grabbing some before pictures! Unfortunately, I doubt I will be able to change much of anything until Spring. Way too many other pressing matters on the horizon. Oh- and Journey and Trinity completely approved. Journey is most excited about having her own big kid bunk. :)
Onto new adventures! :)