~Wednesday, June 9, 2021~
A momentous day for sure as we celebrate owning our beloved Lance 2465 TT (a.k.a. Billie Jean). One year ago today, we drove our new “home on wheels” away from the Riverside dealership to embark on a new chapter in our lives; one with intent and complete abandon, never having done anything like this before.
It was one thing to be towing ANYTHING, let alone 6,000 pounds of bumper pull. But it was another to have sold our 3,000 square foot home, put everything in storage, and crazily decided that 200 square feet of living space would be a doable alternative. Well, it was and continues to be. June 9th, however, was not our official start day of the trip for several reasons. 1. We had to drive down from Napa, CA to Riverside, CA to pick up the rig and after a long, exhausting day of instruction, stayed overnight in Riverside. 2. Drove the rig back to Napa to get some break-in time and learn all the nuances about the trailer. It really doesn’t feel like it's already been a year.
I’m sure by the previous day’s post, you can figure out why our plans to do the bike trail today went capoot!? And BOTH of us were down. Jeff’s symptoms started earlier and ended around 5:00 p.m. Mine started around 5:00 a.m. (12 hours after the second COVID vaccine dose), and started to improve around 6:00 p.m. Light fever, chills, achiness, headache, and nausea. We were warned, but we still thought that with no symptoms on the first vaccine, there’d only be a slight difference with the second. It was night and day. And Ibuprofen could not make this headache disappear. If you’re gonna be out for the count, today was as good a day as any with the gloomy, rainy weather we had all day. 🙁