I knew I could always get a motel room for the night if I had to but I had planned to spend my first night at our new house! I decided to run into Kalispell and make a very abbreviated shopping trip. I got my air mattress, heater, a folding camping chair and a few grocery items and made it back to the house a few minutes before he got there.
(A few essentials to get me through that first night!)
I was so embarrassed when he walked to the OUTSIDE box that hides the main and flipped a switch underneath of it. UGH I felt SO stupid! Apparently the Well had been turned off a while back. It took several days of priming it before the water ran consistently.
I thanked him profusely for coming to my rescue and after he left, I went about the task of inflating my air mattress, unpacking my sleeping bag which I had brought up with me and enjoying the warmth of my little electric heater.
I was limited on what I could bring up with me since I had flown. I loaded 2 dufflebags in which I had used vacuum sealed bags to store bulkier stuff. I had compressed a pillow, sheets, bath towels and clothing. One of the bags had been searched, I'm sure because they were wondering why the x-ray machine revealed I was traveling with 20 pounds of flatware! Upon my return to Texas, I left most of my toiletries there and folded one of the dufflebags inside the other so I only had to check one bag.
I drove to Kalispell, had a bite of breakfast and started shopping!!
(Doing my part to stimulate Montana's economy!)
I spent that day cleaning and setting up the kitchen with a new microwave, coffeepot, glasses and so on.
(Twenty pounds of flatware never looked so good!)
I also had picked up paint so I could I start painting the kitchen areas before the new appliances were delivered.
(I painted the wall where the new refrigerator would be placed and scrubbed the floor until it shone!)
(The kitchen was desperate for new appliances!)
It was beginning to feel a bit like "home".
To be continued...