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Shoes and Ladders

September 4, 2012 |

The bathroom is scrubbed, the blinds wiped down (they were filthy!), the grass cut, and I’ve gotten ant control that seems to do a much better job of controlling ants. I also made a serious attempt at trying my fancy Reese hitch out, but failed a bit on that (note to self: put stabilizer jacks…

A Place For Everything

August 27, 2012 |

  Well, everything is now officially out of the storage locker. A small pile of my things still sits at Julie’s apartment, but the past few days I have slowly been moving it over to the Casita and organizing it as I go, it’s felt a bit like a game of Tetris. I suspect my…

Looks Like Progress

August 23, 2012 |

What a busy week! The closer I get to departure the faster time seems to be moving. My to-do list is shrinking, but not fast enough for my liking. I did make pretty good progress with my days off work, and still took yesterday as a true day off to see a couple more things…

A Bit About Domicile State Selection

August 16, 2012 |

As it turns out, South Carolina is actually the friendlier state when it comes to vehicle taxes compared to South Dakota, at least if you have a travel trailer. Mostly because SC doesn’t collect sales tax on travel trailers. At all. It’s hard to beat that. Even when you consider that SD’s title and registration…

Of State Parks, Photos, and Water-closets

August 8, 2012 |

This year has been a series of countdowns it seems. And now it’s on again, a little over five weeks until departure for full-timing! There hasn’t been much to write about the past couple days. I’ve been busy with work and helping Julie move and sorting out our shared stuff and the storage locker. Not…

The Right Choice

August 3, 2012 |

Right now I’m doing my typical day off routine of laundry in the morning while I write a blog post. The thing that makes today different is that instead of being at the campground (where they charge $1.50 for a load of wash and $1.00 for drying – remember to factor the cost of laundry…

Pop Riveting on a RV

August 1, 2012 |

Three days ago I placed my very first pop rivet. It didn’t exactly go smoothly, but I learned a lot. The next time I need to do one it should go much quicker. I thought I’d share the experience and explain how I did it for anyone else out there who’s mechanically challenged like me.…

Thinking Out Loud

July 27, 2012 |

Yesterday I did a good bit of thinking about what day I should give as my last at The Job. I need to be in Coffeyville on the 28th of September, and I’d like to get South Dakota residency set up before then. The current tentative plan has me off work by September 13, which…

…It’s What You Do

July 24, 2012 |

So if you read last Thursday’s post I left off with the simple statement that experiences trump possessions hands down when it comes to leading a happier, more fulfilling life. Now to delve into the how and why. Happiness As I mentioned before, the intense happiness I got from my iphone purchase was fleeting at…

It’s Not What You Own…

July 19, 2012 |

If you’re looking for happiness, fulfillment, growth, or perhaps more confidence in social situations, having all the latest and greatest toys isn’t the way to get it. While you might think that buying tangible possessions that could potentially last your lifetime is the best use of your hard earned money, and I know I have…

It’s Okay to Take A Break

July 13, 2012 |

I’ve had a busy and full couple weeks at work. Combine that with all the prep work necessary to make this fall work and it’s been putting me on edge. The familiar too much to do, too little time feeling. When people come into my departments at work I greet them and ask if I…

Phone and Internet While RVing

July 10, 2012 |

If you’ve been thinking about going full-timing, the thought of how phone and internet access will work on the road has probably crossed your mind. The number of options available for travelers has never been higher, and it’s easy to get confused with the vast amount of information available out there if you’re not a…

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