Currently located at Escapees Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico: Just wanted to give everyone another quick update on where things stand on our purchase of our home base property here in Deming, New Mexico. Because the transaction is a relatively simple one (cash purchase, no lien on the seller's side), we've been able … Continue reading Home Base Update – Closing in a Pandemic
Currently in Escapees Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico: Greetings from our self-isolation pod in sunny New Mexico, where we are continuing to practice social distancing while I recover from a mild case of shingles. We have some exciting news to share, so let just jump right in. Over the past few weeks as … Continue reading Executing Our Exit Strategy, Finding a Home Base
Currently at Escapees Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico: Just wanted to send out a quick update from our little spot of heaven in the middle of chaos. We're still in Deming where we've been ever since New Mexico closed their state parks on March 13 and we got kicked out. We're in a … Continue reading How To Be Stressed and Bored At the Same Time
Sometime between 2:00 and 2:30 this afternoon, we officially became house-less. After two final exhausting days of disposing of the last of our belongings and then cleaning the house and workshop thoroughly, we closed on the sale of our house this afternoon. Before heading to the attorney's office to sign the paperwork, we drove by … Continue reading House-less But Not Home-less
It's 4:00 AM on Friday, and I've been awake for over an hour. Why can't I go back to sleep? Because I'm trying to figure out the best place to store those blasted rolls of aluminum foil, plastic wrap and parchment paper in our little RV. There's no good place!! Only 26 more days until … Continue reading Things That Keep Me Awake At Night
It's been a little over four weeks since I turned in my notice at work and started going public with our plans to sell everything and travel full time in our RV. Everyone is very supportive, a few admit they're jealous, many say they plan to do the same thing in the future. So far … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions
As of 4:30 PM this afternoon, I am officially retired!! Today was my last day of work, and while I may someday decide to pick up an odd job here and there in exchange for a free camping spot, my "career" days are over. It's been a good run--sixteen years as an accountant in the … Continue reading Officially Retired!
OMG, what a whirlwind! We just put our house on the market yesterday and we already have a full-price contract on it. How did that just happen? It certainly helps to hire the right Realtor. We used the same guy, Keith, that helped us buy this house in 2011, and now he has a partner, … Continue reading House is Under Contract In Less Than 24 Hours!
We have officially listed our house for sale! This is a huge step toward our plans to become full time RVers, and we're so excited about what this day represents. By committing to selling our house, we are looking forward to no longer being tied down to a specific street address in a specific town. … Continue reading House For Sale!
Handy Andy has been a busy bee this week, lining up contractors and repairmen to handle our punch list of items that need to be addressed before we list the house. On Monday, we had Keith Martin come over to repair the leak in the roof around the chimney. While he was on the roof, … Continue reading Home Repairs and Good News!