Thursday, November 15, 2012

Twenty Days Till Blast Off....but who's counting?

It is getting scary REAL. Less than three weeks to go. We're in a really strange place right now. One moment we are freaking out because there is so much to be done. The next we are twiddling our thumbs because there's not that much we can do until the last week or so.

We've completed all the mechanical work that needed to be done before hitting the road. We do have a few small electronics projects which we're waiting to hear from our expert what we need to get so that he can do those. We have been listing stuff on craigslist like crazy. To look at our apartment it would appear that we have barely begun to get rid of stuff. But the truth is that most of it is spoken for, just not gone yet. So actually we are doing very well. And it's nice to still have use of our stuff until closer to departure!

We did some shopping for things we need in the RV. We're trying not to go crazy with that. We'd rather spend time living in it a while and then figure out what our needs really are. I'm sure the first few weeks will be "interesting" to say the least. But I'm really looking forward to making our RV a home. We won't really know until we load it up just how much food we can reasonably store at a time. Or how much clothing we can have with us. I'm not too worried because we really won't have much left! Our closets in the apartment are pretty bare looking already. As is our little pantry. We've embraced minimalism already.  :)

We ultimately decided to sell Karin's car before we leave, drive the RV to Florida without a tow vehicle and then purchase a flat-towable car once we get there. While it will leave us without a way to get around easily on our trek out, it will also mean plenty of driving time to get used to driving the RV before adding the extra length of a tow car. Works for us. We will wait another week to put the car up for sale. We have a friend who will loan us her car to get around here in once the car sells, which hopefully will sell as fast as my car did.

Details. So many details. Ahhhhh......




13 comments:

  1. WAHOO!!! Next year it will be us! Excited to follow along...ENJOY!!!

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    1. Glad to have you on board! I know "next year" seems forever away. But all of a sudden, BAM!, it's time. :)

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  2. Almost there! We'll be right behind you in March! Seems like everyone has this great idea! safe journeys to you...

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    1. Thanks for following Cheryl! March is right around the corner. And hey, it IS a great idea. :)

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  3. HI, Brenda and Karin, the Ducks sent me over and I can't wait to follow you exciting adventures on the road. I am so jealous! A couple of other bloggers you might want to check out for some solid information on women fulltimers is;
    me and my dog at http://dewelldesigns.blogspot.com/ and
    http://rvsueandcrew.com/ both have oddles of information on their blogs, like the ducks.

    Wishing you happy trails and safe travels. Write soon!

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    1. Hello Harriet! Any friend of the Ducks is a friend of ours. :) Thanks for the suggestions. Always looking for that kind of connection.

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  4. This is so exciting! You will have fun. It's so cool to be mobile.

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    1. Thank you Allison! It is cool, isn't it? :)

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  5. Wow - love your rig! It will be a great home and what an adventure you are going to have. I'm glad I found you (via the Good Luck Ducks) before you hit the road. Wishing you many happy trails to come!

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    1. Thanks for the rig love! It's been giving us some headaches recently but we still love her. :)


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  6. preparations... your tag is spelled wrong. :-) Smooches!

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    1. Thanks for noticing Garret! I will fix that right now. :)

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