Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our New Life in the RV

Here we are waking up our fourth morning homeless in the RV!    Well I guess not quite homeless - we have closing tomorrow so we still have MN real estate for another 24 hours, we got our house in TX and our little house on wheels!  It feels good though but what a whirlwind that last couple weeks.  Since Sunday evening we’ve been in the RV parked in our yard getting the last items our of the house.   Had the walk thru with the buyers and realtors on Tuesday and that went well.  Locked the door and pull out of the yard last night at 4:00 pm for the last time.  Didn’t seem top bother either of us  - Vicky said it just feels like we are going camping.  Guess we are - for the rest of summer and fall until we head south again.


We met Gary and Marjorie in Elrosa to head up to Clarissa for the weekend.  Joining up with Myron and Jean, Winnie and Ainy and the rest of the bunch for our first getta way together since last fall.  Most will be here except for Lloyd and Gail who decided to stay in TX for the summer but I think they are already lonesome as Lloyd called and talked to both Myron and I last night to see if we made to Clarissa!  Have a hunch we will see them later this summer - when TX really turns on the heat and humidity.

So our journey begins -  will be interesting to look back a year from now and see how we followed our dreams.  We have some rough plans for summer activities and how long work will be part of our lives - for now it’s day to day.  Have a hunch we will enjoy it.

On Sunday Darin and Caleb and Kelly and Blake helped us get the last of the stuff out of the house and here’s Caleb with his great grandfathers navy hat on, sitting on the box my laptop came in,  looking around  - I’m sure wondering what was going on.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One week till closing!!

Well, we have one week till closing next Friday. What a whirlwind the last couple weeks. Had a big moving/yard/garage sale mothers day weekend - got rid of loads of stuff then brought what was left to Ashley and Kelly's garage sale in Willmar the next weekend and sold another pile. Didn't have much left to take to Goodwill. Finally got our trailer back on Monday - whew!! thought we were going to be sleeping on the street! Guess the dealer had a few words with Lippert, the maker of the slide framing, and finally got the parts needed. So now getting that repacked and ready to go. We did rent a small storage unit - about the size of a single car garage - guess we'll have that about half full when we get everything over there. We kept a couch, recliner, queen bed, two dressers, some end tables along with some misc dishes, pans, etc., of course pictures and those things you just don't know what to do with - thinking we'll probably end up with a small patio home in a year or so here in central MN somewhere. Hope to be basically out of the house by Sunday evening, probably starting sleeping in the RV then and heading out for the weekend Wednesday afternoon. Course we will drive back for closing Friday and then head right back to celebrate with the bunch for the rest of the weekend.

Will continue working for now but will see come later in the year. Since we are working only part time now we do get lotsa time to do our thing. But we are flexible so things can change pretty quick we decide it's time. Since Kelly and Blake are expecting the first baby in mid November we do what to be here for the event but will head out shortly after Christmas - back to Mission, TX and celebrate our first New Years Eve there.

Family all seems to be doing fine now with our decision to sell the house and take up life in the RV. Boy did we get some looks and comments from people we work with and other friends. It was kind of a free-ing feeling getting rid of all that stuff. Most of had spent most of it's life in boxes or closets or just sitting on a shelf somewhere rusting or collecting dust. Gone - someone else's treasures now!

So on with the next chapter in our life - waiting to see what that brings!

Bob & Vicky

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Garage Sale is over -Packing what's left begins

Spent all last week getting ready for our big garage sale on Friday and Saturday - where did all the stuff come from over the years? By the time we had everything pulled out from the basement, shed, boat house and garage it was was a scary pile - how in the world would we ever get rid of it all!
Friday morning we woke up to clear skies and sunshine, the temp got to close to 70 and we had a perfect day for the sale. Our good friends Don and Jess came over to help (they love garage sales anyway!!) and we don't know what we would have done without them because a sale it was! We had a great crowd and sold ton's of stuff - Friday night we wondered after a day like that, how would Saturday go? Saturday went very well too - just didn't sell the furniture that we wished would go but got rid of the shop and garage items and a lot of the small stuff that has spent the majority of it's life in boxes, closets or cupboards. We do have some left but can add it Ashely and Justin's sale next Saturday in Willmar. We've had sales there with them the last two years and things sell very well there too.
Anyway the worst is over.
Have a little over two weeks to get what we are keeping to storage and then we can kick back for a while.
Our weather seems to have come around a bit - Friday was perfect, a light shower Saturday morning early and around 70 for most of the day.
All the kids are coming over today for Mother's Day - they are bring salads and desert, we cooked a turkey that needed ojt get out of the freezer and will make hot turkey sandwiches.

Happy Mothers Day all you moms.