Back In Florida

 Posted by at 7:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062023

Believe it or not, Miss Terry and I have been waking up at 7:30 every morning for almost a week now. And not to pee and go back to bed, either! With so much to do, we need a much earlier start to the day. But my natural night owl system is not fond of this new schedule.

Yesterday morning we spent an hour or so with Travis and Geli and got the truck packed, then said our goodbyes with a round of hugs and kisses, thanking them for all their help. Then we drove the 15 minutes or so to our new house to drop off a couple of things and hook up the cargo trailer. That proved to be a challenge because for some reason, the brakes on it didn’t want to release. It would back up fine, but going forward the wheels would not roll. We unhooked everything and then reattached it to the truck and then it was okay. I’m not sure what that was all about.

As I have said before, even though we towed vehicles behind our motorhomes for over 18 years, I don’t have much experience towing trailers, and none at all using a brake controller before this trip. We got on the road by 9:40 and I noticed that the trailer brakes seemed to be grabbing up when I pressed the truck’s brake pedal, and a few times we heard the tires squealing a bit when we came to a full stop. This did not happen on our trip up from Florida with the trailer loaded, and I suspected the brake controller was set too high for the now-empty trailer. I called Matt at Wheels A Way Trailer Sales in Edgewater, where we bought the trailer and had the brake controller installed, and he confirmed I was right and had me adjust the gain from 3.5 to 1.5. Problem solved!

We made good time on US Highway 82 and passed around the edge of Montgomery and then drove south down US 231 through Troy and Dothan. By the time we crossed into Florida, I was very tired, so we made a pit stop at the Welcome Center and Terry took the wheel for the last couple of hours as we motored east on Interstate 10 to Madison, where we stopped for the night at the Best Western Plus. We have about 220 miles to go to get back to Edgewater, and then we will continue packing more boxes and getting ready to make the big move.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Nobody ever tells a woman that when she gets a husband, the ears are sold separately.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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