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.
Ten days away from home, eight of them in the company of some 250 RV entrepreneurs. 2,000 miles out and back. Altogether a whole lotta time, solitude and experiences provided fodder for reflection.Summit sessions were filled with wisdom, actionable advice, encouragement and inspiration. More than a month after I headed for Texas, I'm still processing… Continue reading 27 observations from a completely epic road trip (only 52% sarcasm!)
About a thousand miles stood between me and my destination – the RV Entrepreneur Summit in Fredericksburg, Texas. A lot to drive in one go, but stopping to sleep meant unloading the SUV, or risk leaving the packed vehicle unattended. Or sleeping in it in some strange parking lot, somewhere. I decided to keep driving… Continue reading Feeling the fear
I know what you're thinking, but no – Brian didn't lock me out of the house. Nor was I too drunk to get the key in the door. This suburban camp-out was actually planned. While Brian and our Greyhound John Lee crashed in the master bedroom as usual, I pitched a tent, threw in my… Continue reading I slept in the backyard last night
About six weeks from now, I'll arrive in Fredericksburg, Texas for my first tent camping trip in decades. The last time I camped, my oldest was in diapers. She's now the parent of a middle schooler, if that tells you anything 😯 Suffice it to say, I was lacking in the gear department when I… Continue reading Need cheaper gear? Got Bitcoin to spend?
"Did you publish a blog post today?" Brian asks. "No." "That's two weeks in a row you haven't posted," he reminds me. "You know what I've been doing" I say, more than a hint of "WTF?" in my voice. It's cute how he tries to boss me around. Never works. Since he's concerned about the… Continue reading Where I’ve been