We did it! We managed to move ourselves into the camper on Saturday, as planned!
Everything went swimmingly all day until around 9:00 in the evening when we saw on the local radar that storms were coming. As we were lying in bed last night, I asked Steve if we should bring in the slides, just to be careful. Sure, he said, let's do it. So we got out of bed and brought in the first slide, which was our bed.
However, as we were trying to bring in the second slide (living room), it died. And the third slide (kitchen) wouldn't move at all. Oh well, we said, let's just leave them and we'll deal with it in the morning.
The storms came through with a vengeance. Amazingly, the two youngest boys slept through it all; I have no idea how! I was just SURE we were going to have two little boys in bed with us by the end of the night. Nope. They slept through it all. The older four boys, not so much. They didn't get much sleep, and neither did we.
In the morning, after all the bad weather had passed, we hooked up the truck to the camper and tried to make the slides work. No matter what we tried, they wouldn't move. Our bedroom slide is stuck "closed", and the other two slides are stuck "open". Unfortunately, Steve's and my clothes are in the dresser, which the bedroom slide closes up next to. So we can't get any clean clothes! (LOL) That's fine for today since we're just working at the house anyway, but Monday morning Steve needs some clean clothes to go to work! Not sure what we're going to do about this situation...
So here we are at the house today, finishing up the packing. We rented a storage unit yesterday, and Steve and boys are filling it up today. It's finally starting to feel "real".