Getting out of our house and into our RV without losing our shirts (or our minds) seemed like too much to ask. In 2005, the house's reasonable price, proximity to work, nice neighborhood, fenced backyard for the dogs, and low property taxes seemed like good reasons to buy. Sure, it was a big-ass house –… Continue reading Downsizing to an RV: How we quickly sold our house for a fair price – without annoying agents or nitpicky buyers
Downsizing nearly drove me insane – until I met a woman who knows how to kick downsizing's ass.
If there's one thing I've actually, finally learned in my 5+ decades of life it's that big changes of any kind very often take longer than we'd like. After we told everyone our plan to live in an RV and go wherever, people constantly asked when we were going to leave. It was a source… Continue reading RV Life, Phase One: The comfort zone
John Lee takes over the blog and tries to make sense of what his humans have done.
An e-mail here, a phone call there and BOOM – we sold the house and found a cool place to land. We're not leading a charmed life (because #RV), but it feels damn close.
I wanted to make a quick and dirty video while we had the RV home a couple of weekends ago, so we could show you all the changes we made as we readied it for full-time life. Problem was, cameraphone video is pretty much all I've ever done. Using my phone would almost certainly have… Continue reading Our Dutch Star [ An Almost Totally Amateur Video Production ]
We got our RV! And broke it on the first day 😦 Not what we wanted, but there are three things we have learned from times like this: Things go wrong in RVs, as in life – sometimes minor, sometimes major. Accept that there will be problems & trust we'll figure them out. Understand that challenges make us smarter &… Continue reading Roll With It, Baby
If you've followed our story so far, you may have realized that previous posts made frequent mention of the business Brian built and has run for the last several years, and the one we'll spin off from that. So, where am I in all this? I mean, besides being the supportive spouse who has dinner… Continue reading My Legs Ain’t Broke
I kept waking up last night. I was cold. Or I had a foot or leg cramp. Or my brain simply decided 1:05, 2:30, 4:17, etc., were good times to try thinking through situations I hadn't settled during normal waking hours. The night before was even worse; I had food poisoning. If I'd just pulled… Continue reading Anxiety In The Balance
^ That is the big question, and to be honest we don't have more than ideas. At least one may be a pretty good idea. This we do know: If we make the right choices, living in an RV is less expensive than living in a house (which is why we initially decided to do… Continue reading How We’ll Earn Enough To Sustain Full-Time Rv Life