Sunday, October 31, 2010

Moving up the departure date. Are we insane?

After working 60 to 70 hours a week for about six weeks getting a remodel done, I finally have some spare time to get back to working on the RV. Some of the items I am working on are, putting in laminate flooring, upholter dining area, wallpapering walls.

It is weird how things work, the other day Danielle and I were talking how in the world are we going to be able to sell all of our stuff. We live in a homeowners association and of course do not allow garage sales. The alternative would be criagslist but listing everything with pictures, but would take forever. We were getting frustated and decided not to worry about it, so we just put it off to later date. Two days after we got a letter from the association management company. It was a notice about the semi -annual garage community garage sale and it will be on November 13,2010. Just two and half weeks way. It is weird and wonderful how He works in our life. With added vigor we dug into all the closets and downsized. It was wonderful to not worry about should we keep this or keep that. We just can't keep them, we intend to sell everything and not have storage except for keepsakes.

We have a couple reasons to move the departure date. The first is we got the notice about garage sale. The second is we got our new LOWER mortgage rate payment, which will allow us to rent out our home. I think renting out the house has comforted the boys a bit, knowing that we can always come back. Even if we don't. So the sooner we go the better. We plan on renting the house out beginning of January. We will of course stay in the southern california area for the first month, because you can't beat the weather. It will also enable us to work out the bugs running Danielle's business on the road.

Other than that we are hopeful for the future and continue to work on the home and rv.

Peace to all


Oct 30th - Still going strong

Here are some progress shots.

Teddy breaking in the new carpet!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Well, the past couple weeks have not seen a progress on the motorhome due to deadlines at work (60-70 hours per week) not fun. Couple of additions to camper since last posting.
1) installed canoe rack with two rollers which we are then able to strap to top
2) installed secondary house battery ,still need to connect
3) installed new flooring we were going to go with cork but found line a laminate bamboo at 1/4 cost so guess which one we went with.

Other than that not much on camper. I think the most difficult part will be sorting thru house. We have been able to sell a few things that we never use and will continue to sell. it is amazing when you start to organize your life inorder to downsize. I found out that I have a least 4 complete sets of SAE and metric socket sets. To the person that said " he who dies with the most toys wins" probably died when he/she finally realized how much stuff clutters their life and has robbed them of the most precious things in life ( time with their family and the freedom to enjoy it). Enough for now.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Still plugging away!

We are still plugging away toward our goal of leaving for our big adventure. Several things have changed since our last post. We are no longer going through Mexico and Central America. There have been too much in the news about all the violence going on with the drug lords. We are not willing to risk being in the crossfire.

Plan B? We are going to explore the good ole USA and hope to go up through Canada and maybe Alaska. We will leave mid to late March and head east to Arizona to start our adventure. More on that to come.....

As for the camper, we are working hard. Well, when I say we, I really mean Greg! He has been working diligently and it shows. He has installed solar panels, welded a rack for the canoe and a latter to reach the roof, the flooring is done, most of the painting and upholstered cushions in the dinette area. I sewed curtains for the boys bunks and will soon be putting up wall paper. It is really starting to look like a home.