Day 89 Abbie the camper-van-to-be has arrived!! 🚐❤️

Busy day today so not much time to write the blog but will make up for it all tomorrow! (I have to say here that I had actually written not much time to right the blog…….. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😱😱😱 thank god I read it back!!)

After trying to make lots of different arrangements she is finally here! And I’m so chuffed with her.

Parked outside the hall just now so I don’t have to try me any reverse parking 😬

So all good. Been a good drive in her and she feels right. I am very conscious that she is so much bigger than the Beetle and I’m carrying a huge backend around with me but hey I’m used to that these days! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 plenty of driving and I’m sure it’ll become second nature pretty soon. When Craig and I started looking at camper van type vehicles our checking balance was always….. could you drive that to the Co?? And yes I can easily drive her to the co-op and not look out of place. Maybe once I have practiced reverse parking………… 😬

I bought the owner’s drive away awning as well but the she was so lovely and has given me all sorts of exciting extras laid out in the back. I’ll get into that tomorrow and see exactly what’s there. As I’ve said before the owner was one of the main reasons I went for this van as I trusted what she told me and I’ve been really lucky with the extras I’ve got!

Note the lovely Beetle is still up for sale… one careful lady owner remember 😬😘

So yeah, I’m sure this will be the start of lots of lovely adventures when we are into a further phase of lockdown easing. I’m sure I’m going to want to do loads of conversion stuff inside so it’ll be exciting to plan that. Have lots of ideas already but we can fully check all the measurements now that we have the physical vehicle rather than guessing what fits. I look forward to making her my own. 🚐💜

Arranging the insurance was interesting…. a lot of insurance companies are not interested in insuring the unemployed. The guy actually came back on the phone to ask when I was planning to go back to work…. now isn’t that the multi-million dollar question…. 🤷🏻‍♀️😬😆 he said that would be more favourable finding quotes.

Anyway, he managed to find a company to take me on…. but it’s the first time really that I’ve had to admit to being unemployed and that’s hard. I wanted to say retired but I realise that’s pushing it at 47…. I wish 🤣🤣🤣

We can’t wait for this to come. Now we’ll be fighting over which car to take!!!

Stay safe everyone 💜💜💜