Time to Re-Focus

go to site Refocusing-PrioritiesOne of the nice things that we face as we prepare to move full time into our motor home is the fact that we do not have to rush.  Fortunately, our RV purchase was not contingent on selling the house and we could continue to travel for a few months at a time and still keep the house to return to.  However, we decided early on that the cost of keeping the house and maintaining it for six months or less of occupancy out of the year is really going to cost us a lot of money that we could otherwise save by selling it.  If the house were appreciating in value significantly every year, it might be a different story but that is not the case.  In fact, we bought the house in 2005 and the value now doesn’t match what we paid for it 11 years ago.  It looks like motor homes may not be the only depreciating asset.

http://cinziamazzamakeup.com/?x=cialis-generico-20-mg-pre%C3%A7o At any rate our situation is a double edged sword.  On the one hand it is nice not to have to rush, but on the other hand having no real deadlines to push us allows us to procrastinate.  Consequently, we Procrastinatestill have a long way to go on getting rid of stuff.  Last week we got together with some friends, Linda and Eric, who just bought a Newmar Ventana and recently sold their house and are now full time RV’ers.  Congrats to them for having a plan and sticking to their timeline so they could get on the road.  After spending an evening with them, Liz and I sat down and discussed how we were going to move forward on our plan.  We decided that we needed a specific date to be our move out date instead of having it be some undetermined time in the future.  We decided on April 1st 2017.   Although that date is somewhat arbitrary, it allows us time to do the things that we need to do around the house in preparation to sell and to take the trips that we have already planned for the fall and winter (details in a later post).  We are also leaning toward just having an estate sale when the time comes.  Personally, I don’t feel like trying to sell everything through garage sales and Craig’s list.  For me, having someone coordinate an estate sale is worth it’s cost in reduced stress.  Everything will be out of the house no later than April 1st and we will be on the road.  When the house sells, we will return for the closing or do it electronically, if we can.

miglior sito per acquistare viagra generico 50 mg a Genova So, we have a plan with a deadline, but as everyone knows the “devil is in the details” so to speak.  What is our first move?  Well I started by hiring a young high school boy who was looking for a summer job.  Over the next few weeks he will help us get some of the things done around here, starting with whipping the landscape into shape.  Our house has a lot of great landscaping, but it also takes a lot of effort to maintain it so getting it back in great form takes some effort.  In

Azaleas in April
Azaleas in April

http://www.tgarey.com/guestbook/viagra-online/ the past 2 1/2 weeks Pablo and I have trimmed numerous trees, pressure washed the drive and both front and back porches, painted some lawn furniture, re-seated two stone paths, and spread two stake body truck loads of mulch (25 Cubic Yards).  I truly hate home ownership!  We have made a couple trips to the trash transfer

Pablo contemplating what is ahead. This is only one of the two loads.
Pablo contemplating what is ahead. This is only one of the two loads.

buy generic zenegra station with old grills, chairs, etc that needed to be trashed.  There will be many more trips in the next few weeks.  Liz has taken lots of old books to the library and is working on reducing the amount of clothes we have on hand.  If we can just do a little each day, I think that we can make some significant headway in the coming weeks.

Mulching in Front
Mulching in Front
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Front Corner
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free viagra tablets sample uk Switching gears to the motorhome, I received a recall from Detroit Axle and Newmar on the Freightliner chassis.  Evidently, there is an issue with the mounting of the drive axle sway bar on certain Freightliner chassis’ built between March of 2015 and January of 2016.  Of course, our particular one is in that group.  I went back and forth for a few days between Freightliner and Detroit Axle on whether or not the recall was active or on hold.  Detroit Axle customer service was telling me to take it to Freightliner immediately and Freightliner was saying that they had no authorization to do any repairs.  It seemed that they were still verifying the VIN numbers of the involved chassis.  I think the notification went out to the customer before all the details were ironed out and it caused a lot of confusion.  I have to say it was frustrating and I ended up in a three way conversation with Detroit Axle and Freightliner to finally get it ironed out.  We finally dropped it off at Freightliner of Savannah last Friday and of course they have to order the parts so they will have it for a couple of weeks.  Fortunately, we aren’t heading out till July 22nd so we should have plenty of time.  I guess if we were full timing now, we would be hanging around Savannah for a week or so.

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8 thoughts on “Time to Re-Focus”

  1. http://www.mrffc.org/wiki/ed/viagra/ You have a beautiful home. We rent. You will not have any trouble selling. Our date was March 1st. We even bought 3 cords of wood for our mountain home. But I’m ready to go sooner. I look forward to more posts. Guess I should start a blog too.

    1. source Judith,
      Thanks for following the blog and the nice comments about our home. We think it’s nice, but the market here is not as good as in some other areas so one never knows what will happen. We have had some in our community that have sold fairly quick, but others who it has taken months. I think this will be our last single family home. When we are done RV’ing it will be a condo somewhere – maybe rented too, so someone else can worry about maintenance and selling it.

      order levitra I enjoy doing the blog, but it does take time to think of posts that will be interesting to a wide audience. As much as I love them, not everyone wants to see me playing with the grand kids. 🙂 I do find it satisfying to share our experiences with others.

      source site If you rent and can go sooner, I would consider doing that.

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      1. We did similar, set a date and starting getting rid of stuff, we are actually ahead of schedule, we have sold stuff we still need through October. We rented the townhouse since it covers the costs and I expect it will appreciate. Good luck. I set up a blog at http://www.rvgreenboard.com and I don’t worry about what people think of what I post, if they want to know what I am up they can read it, if not, so what.

        Jon

        1. Jon,
          Thanks for the reply and checking out my blog. We exchanged emails a few months ago when you were in the market for the Dutch Star, but changed your mind due to weight issues. I see you purchased the Allegro Bus. A very good choice and a nice looking rig. Real estate in the DC area is quite different than here in southeast Georgia. Our two homes appreciated nicely there when we lived in Virginia. Glad to see that you are moving forward on your plan.

          I don’t really worry about what people think about my posts, I just like to keep the reader in mind when I’m writing. It has worked well for me over the years.

          Nice blog. I signed up to get your posts so keep them coming.

          Safe Travels and congrats!

  2. Amazing how similar are our experiences. We began fulltiming last January after similar introspection. I have your well-written blog in my reader and enjoy it.

    1. Thanks Mike. It is amazing how many of us have such similar experiences. I appreciate you checking out my blog and thanks for the kind words.
      Safe Travels

  3. It’s nice to have time to move along downsizing without rushing to much. We have until late 2019. But had a dumpster delivered and are getting rid of a few items we can’t sell, give away or have not used in the past three years. Liberating!

    I’m enjoying your blog,

    1. Thanks for checking out the blog and your nice comments. I agree its great not to rush, but the pitfall is procrastination thinking that you have plenty of time. You are smart starting now. We don’t have a dumpster – yet, but it could be in the future. I’m taking stuff we are discarding to the trash transfer station in our pickup. I have a lot of stuff that I don’t want to try to sell in a garage sale like camera equipment and electronic stuff so it goes on Ebay which is time consuming and tedious. I might have trouble keeping motivated if I had to wait till 2019, but your approach seems to be working. Keep it up!!

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