Doing it yourself

This blog is for all the ladies out there (and some of the men) that do not like helping hook up and drive when it is time to move. I have made it a point to make sure I know how to do everything I can related to the RV. I hooked up the whole jeep by myself a few weeks ago and I have hooked up our sewer, water, and power as well. I have been sharing the driving and making sure I am comfortable with all the ins and outs.

The reason I want to mention it today is because today I had to do it all by myself. Bill is sick. We feel certain it has to do with a bad drug reaction for a new medication his doctor put him on. He is weak and tired and doing anything wears him down pretty quickly. This morning he went out and unhooked the sewer and the water and by the time he was done with that he was out. I had to make sure the whole checklist got done without him. The propane had to be turned off. The satellite had to be retracted. The slides had to be put in. The Jeep had to be hooked up. The jacks had to be raised. Everything we normally split had to be done and I was the only one to do it. I had some friends that offered to help but I knew Bill and I had a system and I should be able to do it all by myself, and so I did.

Bill does so much. I do not appreciate how much he does on a regular basis. He knows I am willing to help with the sewer but he just takes care of it. He takes care of most of the sewer and water and power hook ups. I usually take care of the slides and jacks and we share the Jeep hookup. Doing it all myself this morning really made me appreciate how much he does. I was very proud of myself for being able to do everything on my own and knowing I could do it.

I hope all of the folks out there who’s spouses take care of a lot of things for them can make sure they know how to do things. It is so important to be able to take charge and do things if your spouse is down and out.

As for Bill, we are hoping that not taking the medication will remedy many of his issues this evening and by tomorrow morning he will be just fine.

Thank goodness we only moved an hour south today. It would have been a lot more difficult to do everything and have to drive 4-5 hours in the rain. I admire the people that RV on their own. They are so strong and independent.

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