6x12 to 10x10'
We made it to Tampa area by 3:30 pm Wednesday. Found a Quality Inn that would take all three of us, and waHoo! had a bar and restaurant inside the motel (its a conference center!) We drove into our initial choice Dunedin, but could not find well priced storage. As Kelly navigated the US19 north to our motel (its a conference center!) Susan followed writing down the names of storage companies. Thursday morning we worked the problem, confirmed a unit available, clean and dry, and unloaded the trailer and the inside of Kelly's truck:
Most everything traveled well, except that last minute laundry item...the Downey lost its lid and contents on a box, bag, floor, etc.
John Conte was correct...(don't worry, he doesn't read this stuff.) It only takes a few hours to unpack a trailer. We started at 10:30 and pulled out empty at 12 noon. Again, Kelly packed a good space!
We return the trailer to a Clearwater U haul location, passing about 50 other locations that were unknown to us.
And the guy says, "Wow, Spic N Span!"
No, that's Downy Fresh you smell!
So we began the apartment search. Starting at a location in Dunedin, directly across the street from the Blue Jays spring practice stadium. No room at the inn for 2-3 weeks. Visited a sister property under renovation, but too far away. So the search is going to take awhile and until then...we are homeless.
But we are homeless in Florida where the temperature has changed to a cool 40-60 degrees, and the fish is fresh, and the people are ...well...friendly.
We have been confirmed in our move by our amazingly safe and easy trip through 5 states, 4 bartenders with advice and their own stories, 3 hotel desk clerks that have appreciated Pancake, 2 wait staff encouraged by our patience, and 1 grocery clerk with the love and respect for people that awed us. The not so friendly people are the ones driving 0 to 60 on a 3 lane road with stop lights every mile. Oh, and they're texting while driving. Not so Downy Fresh in the car while driving, more like "OMG I soiled my underwear at that last stop light!"
Welcome to Florida--the Sunshine State!