In my last RV update, I shared that I was having hardwood flooring installed. Well, on the day I was to have it put in, I received a text from the carpenter 20 minutes before my appointment time. I had already driven over 30 miles when he texted letting me know that another customer of his had a vehicle that had overheated and he had to cancel my appointment as a result. Now, at first I was disgusted. How dare he cancel with me for another client…
Well, that feeling soon dissipated when the light bulb went off in my mind. This man is a carpenter, not a mechanic. He even stated in one of our conversations that he knew nothing about the mechanical side of vehicles, but could install the flooring with no problem. At that point, I was shaken. This guy was at best, a fraud. I found him on Craigslist under the service section. I have been an avid CL user for several years. I’ve both purchased and sold many items on the site, and I’ve even hired a painter and electrician. This incident, however, has spooked me enough that I am now a CL retiree. This was a man who scheduled my appointment after the he had supposedly paid for and picked up the flooring. Who cancels after that? I’ll tell you who.
I told him the night before that my friend was very overprotected of me and that I had given him the address where I would be taking my RV. I also just happened to mention that he was a federal officer. Yup, all bets were obviously off at that point! After that, I jaunted over to Bed, Bath and Beyond to buy throw rugs. Problem solved with my plan b! Hardwood is unnecessary at this time.
On another note, this week, I dropped my house off to be painted. After reading a blog from another full time Rialta owner, I decided to have my, “Gypsy Rider,” painted all white. It will help a great deal when I’m stealth camping as it just looks a bit like a work van.
I was told that it would take five days in order to remove the baked on decals and do all the sanding. I was completely shocked when I received the call 24 hours later that my house was ready to be picked up! Since I had prepaid a hotel room for five days, I am still stuck and anxious to get back to my rolling home. I check out of here in the morning, and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s amazing that I just transitioned into this lifestyle, and I’ve never felt more at home in my rig!