Toph had gotten a climate controlled storage space that was 10x10 feet. He had measured his big furniture and estimated that we would only need a 7 ½ x10 feet space, but his mom encouraged us to get a 10x10. Boy, is she a smart lady because is was quite the crowded place when we were through! I guess I will be very grateful for all the hard work we put in to carefully keeping, storing, and labeling everything when we come back in a couple of years broke, but ready to own a home.
I think it was really surreal for Toph to see the apartment he’s called “home” for the past 5 years completely empty. I know he’s determined to find his way back to Tampa within the next year, so I guess it’ll be a race to see who gets the better job by then ;).
Once we had everything packed away we finally began our journey, 3 days behind schedule, and on Halloween. We plan on staying overnight in 4 cities; Mobile, AL, San Antonio, TX, and Carlsbad/White Sands, NM.