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
Last week I wrote about my (now our – hooray!) idea to downsize to an RV to save on living expenses. If you missed it or need to refresh your memory, you can read it here. The OCDG Returns Before the day the RV idea came to me in the shower, all I knew about RVs was… Continue reading Outside the Box – Part Two
It's been eight months since I spilled my guts all over the page in a post about our experience in the low end of New Hampshire's housing market (a place that seemed to be the best we could hope for). B's 1200-mile trip to inspect the firehouse was months before that. The lack of progress was… Continue reading Outside the Box – Part One