Our Mottos

‎"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
— Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

"It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ursula LeGuin

Monday, September 24, 2012

Forward Momentum

Things here are moving along nicely. It seems like all of a sudden time is flying by and we will be on the road before we know it.

Craigslist and friends have been very profitable for us. We have sold everything we have listed and at list price. Score! Of course, we have only sold some small items as we need the big stuff just a little longer. I am sure it will all go when the time comes.

We got the battery replaced and the oil changed in the RV. It is running again! We still have a few more items to attend to, but we will take it out again next week for another shake down. Between the cooler weather and running RV, we are ready.

One of my favorite things we do is sitting out on our porch in the evening talking and planning our future. We have been brainstorming and have come up with some great ideas. We are now looking at selling both our cars and getting a better tow vehicle. We had originally planned on keeping my car and getting a tow dolly. However, my car is starting to need more work and we figure why not sell it now and either get something here or when we get to Florida. There are pros and cons for whichever we do. Of course, we can't sell my car until we have a replacement and we can't get a replacement until we sell my car. So, we shall see how that plays out.

I spent some time today looking at our route and planning when and where we will be stopping. It looks like it will take us a good 8 days based on our travel plans. We don't want to kill ourselves so we will drive about 5 hours a day.

We talked with our apartment manager and she said even though we can't get out of our lease early, if they get it rented before our lease runs out, we will get a refund of the rent we paid. Our lease expires December 31 but we are leaving on the 7th. We told her we could be out by November 30th if they found someone who wanted our unit. We have a very desireable unit so we don't think it will be a problem for them to rent it out.

So as not to be text only, here is a picture of our cat, Katie, helping us learn about our RV.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tick Tick Tick

So looking at our little countdown ticker, we are less than 90 days away from freedom. All of a sudden it feels like time is flying. We are starting to organize the logistics of the change.

We started selling some of the small stuff that we can live without on Craigslist. We have been very successful and have sold just about everything we have posted so far. We only do two or three postings at a time so we don't get all confused.

We went and tried to jump start the battery in the RV the other day but we couldn't keep it running. So, when we have the mechanic do the oil change, tune up and other little jobs, we will have him remove the battery and we will go get a new one.

Now that the weather is cooling off, we are looking forward to getting it up and running and taking it out for a few small trips before the big one.

Needless to say, we are getting very excited.