DV, this will be our last week in the camper. VA had turned our low (I thought) loan down, citing "not enough residual income"so phooey on them. BB&T has supplied us w/ what we lacked for the short term & we really think we can pay it off in 5 years. That's our main goal anyways. Everyone had planned on closing sometime this week, but now it's looking like next Mon. or Tues. Then... we can move in! Mike has 2 interested parties in the RV & we've paid up for another month, so we'll clean it out & show it off here where it's all set up.
Today has been chill & rainy w/ every one hanging out inside. I washed every one of Charlotte's diapers as we'd been out the last few days; it was a bigger than usual wash day as Victor's pullups can't hold all that's in his bladder at night. I don't know what to do, I cut off all of his liquids at 6:30 & make him relieve himself right before 8:00 bed. He's doing another growth spurt & I suspect he has the bladder capacity of a 5 or 6 year old; pullups just aren't built for it. Charlotte didn't sleep well last night so she had a long nap to make up for it. Victor & I took the opportunity to go the Food Lion.
I rotate between Bi-Lo, Ingalls & Food Lion. I like them all! We don't get the shopper/ VIP cards because they remain store property, & all of your purchases are tracked & stored. Sound paranoid? Maybe, but if we have friends staying w/ us, it's no one else's business. How do they tell? Your toilet paper purchases. http://www.nocards.org/ & also http://www.spychips.com/ Anyway, everyone is so nice here, 9 times out of 10 the checker's will swipe their own cards for you.
We're far south enough that a shopping cart is called a buggy instead. That cracks me up, but not nearly as much as Victor's new accent. He has some friends & I don't know if they made fun of him or commented or what, but he's picked up on the fact that he sounds different & he's taking great pains to hide his Va. roots. "No Charlotte, put it in the trayash right nayow! Get in the vayan!" We tease him for it a bit, but I expect we'll pick some of it up in the next 15 years or so.
Mike received a bow from a friend & he spent the morning getting acquainted w/ it under the awning. I guess he did good, he missed 4 out of 30 shots & his sights were on upside down. He's anxious to begin hunting, but as we're not yet residents a license is not feasible for this year. These RV guys are crazy, they went out hunting bear w/ bows, but all they did was get their truck stuck.
Yesterday was a beautiful day & we kidnapped my niece Amanda & went for a walk on the Greenway, right along the Catawba river. It was (is) a very pretty walk, not terribly far from where we hope to get the land.Victor walked almost a mile & 1/2, he did very good. I carried him the last 2/10ths uphill, he was so tired. At least until he saw the playground at the end, then he forgot all about his muscles hurting. Charlotte walked a goodly ways herself, but we had the stroller for when she played out. We all played while Mike walked another mile back to get the van & pick up lunch for us.
I finally got in contact w/ a midwife today, but as midwifery laws are so much stricter here, that's all I'm going to say about it. I'm happy to have a contact though.