I finally have some time to sit down, gather my thoughts, and fill everyone in on all the exciting things that are going on with us. On February 28th we were finally able to place the order for our custom trailer from Tiny Home Builders. After tons of research we decided that this was the best option for what we are trying to accomplish. It is a 28ft x 8 1/2ft beauty with three 7,000lb. axles. Some may think this is a bit of overkill, but the foundation of our tiny house is the first step towards reaching our goals and fundamental to the future. It was a very important part of the whole puzzle for us.
On May 26th I loaded up our SUV and made the 4 1/2hr drive to Deland, Fl. When they pulled our trailer out, I stood amazed at what we had already accomplished. To look at it with my own eyes seemed like a bit of a dream. The guys there showed me the ropes and went over everything I needed to know. Then all of a sudden I had one of those moments when slap yourself in the forehead and say I should have had a V8, because I had forgotten the key to my hitch and needed a different ball. I started to panic and the gentleman helping me said not to worry, he said he could switch out the side on the trailer to fit my ball. Thank goodness! First disaster adverted. I was so thankful I offered for him to take his pick of some driftwood I was hauling down to my mom. He told me it was the best tip he had ever received. Just goes to show that money isn’t everything. We finished up the paperwork and it was time to get on the road again.
Now I was headed to Tampa to pick up some supplies my mom had for me (She had just got done with a remodel and saved the extra materials for us!!!). It was a nerve-racking drive across I-4, every time I hit a bump the whole car seemed to move around. Anything slower than 40mph and the trailer just bounced around because it had no weight to even it out. thankfully once I reached Tampa we loaded the trailer up with all kinds of goodies. My mom had a nice set of French doors, some wooden closet doors we might be able to use for shutters, a double-sided porcelain sink (which we will use for the kitchen), leftover paint, various types of tile, but best of all was insulation panels. After a long day, I would rest up for the night at my mom’s. They whipped up some homemade pizza and we spent some quality time. I was very thankful my brother would be with me for the 6hr ride home, with the still very unfamiliar 28ft trailer.
The ride went better than I expected, although every time we hit a bump it made us a little nervous. My brother and I would look at each other and say, “Well if it’s still on after that, then we must be good.” We did it every time. 5 hrs into our 7hr trip it turned into a joke between us. We made it into Savannah a little after 7, dropped the trailer off at Southern Pine and made our way home for some much-needed rest.
Until next time,