November 23, 2014 at 6:15 pm #7630
Bob and Nancy
- Middletown Connecticut,USA
Where are these pictures that Chewy draws? You MUST share! :lol:
Don't give up on your Dream!November 23, 2014 at 6:19 pm #7634
Nancy, he doesn’t have a pen…or a pencil…or paints… I’m NOT putting those pictures in my shredder… uh, do you REALLY want to see his “creations?” :twisted:
1996 Honorbuilt Eldorado C320 "Lurch" | Chewbacca is my co-pilotNovember 24, 2014 at 9:08 am #7643
- Kamloops BC
Norma, plans are for this time next year when we wild be on the roadNovember 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm #7650
Bob and Nancy
- Middletown Connecticut,USA
From what you describe I may withdraw my request due to the uncertain outcome that may or may not gross me out!!!
Don't give up on your Dream!November 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm #7651
OMG! LOL!!! I meant his dirty FEET!!!
1996 Honorbuilt Eldorado C320 "Lurch" | Chewbacca is my co-pilotMarch 8, 2018 at 2:40 pm #50864
- 143 Locust St, Twin Falls, ID 83301, USA
I have 5 guitars, 2 amplifiers, 3,000 pounds of music CD’s and 60 years worth of tools, toys, and misc. items that I am quite attached to. I ended up with all of my Mother’s picture albums that documents my entire family of Arizona Pioneers. 8 big ones and a few smaller ones! I am in the process of selling 200 bee hives, assorted bee equipment, and assorted “things” that I thought I couldn’t live without. Every time I open a closet door, more stuff falls out on me. Living in Idaho for 20 years, I have acquired coats, ski suits, vests, long underwear, work boots, hiking boots, and comfy kickers of all descriptions. I grow a garden and start all of my veggies in the basement under 3- 1,000 grow lights. It must all go. I pull a RZR behind, and so I am already pushing the limits of my 2003 Dodge Ram Cummins Deisel. So, what will my 5th wheel carry that won’t cause me to rip the tranny out in no time? I don’t know. I wish I could take along a couple of moving vans. Sometimes the transition to a simpler life just isn’t that simple. Life is full of compromise and trade off. I plan on heading out full time early next winter. I have to step out of my old life, and into the Nomad life, but to do that, I know everything must go. I didn’t fully think this all out in the beginning. Now I walk around my place making mental notes of everything that must go. Oh, did I mention that I have collected books for many years? I have about 3,000 books, of which only about 20 or 30 I have no problem getting rid of. I guess my only option is to weight my wife, and see if she must stay behind. There, problem solved. The Roadrunner beckons. That warm desert breeze is whispering to me. 2 pairs of shorts should do. Which guitar to take, and which ones to sell. That is the horrible reality I am facing. That is the dirty road I am stuck on.
1 user thanked author for this post.March 12, 2018 at 7:58 am #50960
- 416 1st St SW, Cannon Falls, MN 55009, USA
I feel your pain Doug. I’m planning on becoming a snowbird as well. Started going through stuff, OMG. 30+ years of accumulation. Planned on using one room for stuff to keep and eventually rent a storage for the wifes’ antiques and other family heirlooms, my toolbox (1 of 2 thinned out) and more. Hope to sell the house in the spring but what an undertaking!
My wife said yesterday,… “I think we will need to plan for a bigger storage unit.”
1 user thanked author for this post.March 14, 2018 at 5:52 am #51008
- Michigan, USA
My wife and I started the downsizing 6 years ago when we moved to our new home. It has been an interesting process for both of us. We actually had a second home in northern Michigan that we sold 3 years ago with the anticipation of retirement and traveling in our 5er with the possibility of full timing in a few years. We had a Living Estate Sale several years back after selling our second home. We plan on doing it again but going to do a barn sale this summer. We are getting better about not buying stuff to put in the house and trying to get rid of 44+ years of stuff. I’m the one with the most stuff. A woodworking shop that I haven’t setup yet, a toy car that needs to be finished along with all the tools. Camping/backpacking gear that goes back to my Scouting years as a scoutmaster. Fishing and hunting gear that needs to go bye-bye. So if you live in Southern Michigan and are into “stuff”, drop me a note. I’m sure I’ve got something you might want!
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