Knowing that we will be staying here for two months has us doing a whole lot of nothing. Normally we don’t stay too long in one spot so we usually kind of hit the ground running. Our typical travel day ends at our next RV park or destination where we take about an hour or so to get all set up then eat a quick lunch so we take a drive to see where we are and to reconnoiter our surroundings. Sharon was caught off guard when we first arrived at Imperial Bonita Estates because we didn’t do that… we didn’t do anything.
She later asked why we didn’t drive around and I figured it was for two reasons… one we had already been here before and two we were staying for two months! That is nearly twice as long as anywhere we have ever stayed! Which got me to thinking about all the little things we have been overlooking that we could repair. Not to mention we could catch up on a lot of small but important routine maintenance items. There are also some things we needed to order to replace some broken or poorly working items and now that we have a bona fide address this is certainly the time to get things ordered and delivered.
Wow I didn’t know that bona fide was two words until spell checker threw a fit when I made it one word. Guess you can learn something new everyday… Speaking of which we are planning to try to begin learning some French since we have the Rosetta Stone for French. However in my first attempt, I realize we are experiencing issues with our microphone on the laptop right now… maybe it doesn’t like my accent. Or else it is one more thing that needs fixing (sigh).
Back to the story… Our first day here I made a list of items needing our attention and have been ticking one off nearly each day However I find that I am also adding at least one as well. After twelve days it is encouraging to see quite a number of items scratched off the list. The hugest undertaking we attacked right away was to wash and hand wax the motorhome and CRV! Another big item nearly accomplished is I have finally drilled and hung the trim pieces on our TV cabinet. All I need to do now is order those small little wooden plugs that hide the screw holes from Tiffin in Red Bay. They have them for less than 15 cents each… perfect! But we have done lots of little things as well such as cleaned and siliconed our tow bars, renew our registration for the RV, fixed the trim on a mirror in our bedroom, fixed our shade on our living room window and even ordered some stuff we need such as new glasses for me, replacement light bulbs and an awning shade.
It's not all work and no play as Sharon has settled into an exercise routine and I am a regular at the Wednesday Cornhole tournament. (To clarify, cornhole is a beanbag tossing game… not something X-rated) We are also enjoying our Christmas lights every evening and socializing here and there, so all is well here in Bonita Springs...