Sunday, November 16, 2014

No, we aren't crazy.

No, we aren't crazy.  Well, I guess it would be more accurate to say that WE don't think we are crazy. Some of you probably think we are stark raving mad, but guess what....we aren't.  We are just following a dream.

I am starting this new blog to debunk some myths, answer some questions, and hopefully entertain the masses (AKA the 25 people who read my blogs).

So, here is our life in a nutshell.

We sold our house after living in it for 16 years.  We said good bye to 3801 square feet containing 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, a kitchen, study, sunroom and workshop.  We said good bye to our LOVELY pool and backyard.  We said good bye to our 3 car garage.

We said hello to a 39 foot 5th wheel.  That's an RV that gets pulled by a truck.  So, we had to say hello to a new-to-us truck, too.  We now have 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, and a living/dining/kitchen area.

We've gotten two reactions.  They are exact opposites.  Nobody really asks anything in between.

  • Are you REALLY living in an RV?  (said in the "have you lost your mind" tone of voice)
  • I am so jealous!  You are my hero.  (said in a tone that makes me think they're going to ask for my autograph)

Then they ask questions like:

  • How do you cook?
  • Where are you parked?
  • How are you faring in these cold temperatures?
  • What did you do with all your stuff?
  • What are you doing for ice?
  • Did you ask your children about this?
  • When are you taking off in this RV?
  • Do you drive it?
  • How long are you going to stay in it?
  • What did you do with all your stuff?
  • Don't you miss your house?
  • Don't you miss your pool?
  • What about your kids?  Where will they sleep?
  • What did you do with all your stuff?
  • How do you watch tv?
  • How big is it?
  • What will Scot vacuum?
So, I will attempt to answer these questions in the future.  Today, I will answer the one that I feel is the most important.

Yes, we asked our children.  We even asked our parents.  And other than the fact that my parents really don't want us to move away or leave, they are all supportive.

We spend hours and hours searching for an RV that would still give Madeline a place to "come home" and Michael and Mysie still have a place to come visit.  We finally found one that was currently being built and would be ready one week before our house closed.  Perfect timing.  :)

This was not a decision made in haste.  We did lots of research, lots of planning, lots of praying and over and over we found confirmation in our desire to eventually hit the road.

Right now, we are enjoying the "no mortgage, no utilities" lifestyle and plan to sock away some money so that we can eventually travel.  I think that we will eventually go back to a house.  We have put the money from our house away so that it is there when we want to settle down.

So, we invite you to wander this road with us.  For the next few months, we will let you in on all our RV secrets, dish out the good and the bad of RV living, answer your questions, and hopefully peak your interest.  Someday, maybe we can all travel together!!!!

Let us know what you want to know.  Ask your questions in the comment section and I will answer them.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to watch you follow your dreams. It truly is exciting. We look forward to wandering the road with you.