When I left California for Georgia with two small kids in tow, I imagined the change would enable me to build a life filled with love, family and financial stability. That this was the polar opposite of reality at the time didn't dampen my expectations a bit. While people who become actual adults have learned… Continue reading Imperfect little packages
Word is getting around about this maybe-crazy adventure we have planned. Nearly every time we talk with someone who knows we plan to sell everything and live, work and travel in our RV, they want to know when. Like, a specific date. I wish I could give them and everyone else a date. Truth is,… Continue reading Nomadic Status 0.9
"Laurie. Laurie. Laurie –" Brian's voice startles me to semi-consciousness as he's jumping out of bed to scoop Laurie up. It's too late. A puddle of dog pee soaks into the carpet as he carries Laurie, our 14-year-old Greyhound, outside and into the yard. It's 3:30 AM. This, unfortunately, is the usual time Laurie needs… Continue reading These Dogs
First of all, let me offer a sincere apology for parking our RV in our driveway for more than 24 hours. I actually wasn't sure about how long it might be OK to do it, but after you complained to the HOA president I discovered a photocopied sheaf of papers in my mailbox that covered the applicable covenants.… Continue reading Dear Neighbor Who Complained About Us to the HOA
With boxes arriving almost daily from Amazon or one RV doo-dad manufacturer or another, our garage has quickly become cluttered with empty or nearly-empty shipping boxes. Since parking the RV in the driveway a month or so ago we haven't had sufficient clearance to park our vehicles in the garage. Except for having to get… Continue reading The first volley
Kelly and her boyfriend Mike* traveled several states away to purchase a new-to-them RV, and took the scenic route home. Their drive back included a stay at an RV park where other friendly RVers struck up a get-to-know-you conversation. When other park guests discovered Kelly was a professional dog groomer, she said "they all lined… Continue reading Is a more creative economy waiting out on the road?
Once we sell our house, we'll be free agents and can choose as our domicile whatever state offers us the best combination of benefits. Texas, Florida and South Dakota are the top domicile states among RVers. Here's why South Dakota gets our vote, and why we can't even think about domiciling in New Hampshire (Georgia, either) right now.
Today's post is a guest post from Derek Cobia, founder of The Frugal RVer and a registered investment advisor. Derek graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Family Financial Planning. He began his career at a boutique investment firm in the Atlanta area, where he was ultimately responsible for managing combined investment portfolios valued at over $150… Continue reading This is how you break free
I bet you've heard the Serenity Prayer – you know, the one that's been popular for eons in self-help circles and asks God to help us accept things we can't change, give us courage to change what we can, and enough smarts to discern which is which? Although I think it's a bad idea to request that God… Continue reading The wisdom to know the difference
If you've poked around here very much you may have read about my years of professional website design experience – skills I could use to do all sorts of wild things with this site. I've intentionally hosted this blog on WordPress.com so that I'm limited in what I can do besides write. WordPress.com takes care of things that,… Continue reading A note about this blog’s design