Saturday, June 8, 2019

Taking the plunge!

If you have been following this blog, you know that for the last 2 years, Chris and I have been spending our winters down in the southwest US. Mostly Arizona. We have enjoyed that so much that we want to continue doing it. However, snowbirding and keeping the house is just not logistically or financially practical. On our way home in March we made the decision that upon our return, we would sell our house and take up RV’ing full time.
Yup! We are now vagabonds!
The house was listed today and once it sells, our plan is to upgrade the trailer to something a bit bigger and more suitable to full time living and then basically follow our noses, spending summers here in BC and Canada and winters down where it (usually) doesn’t snow.
I gotta say though, the process of decluttering and downsizing to get the house ready to sell has probably been one of the most stressful times either one of us has ever experienced. We had a couple of pretty good spats but managed to work through them.
One piece of advise I can offer though is that 22 years is way to long to stay in the same house. We held 2 garage sales where we got rid of quite a lot of stuff but still had lots left over. I hauled about 500 KG of crap to the dump and we donated probably another 200 KG or so to charity. Even after all that we still managed to fill a 20' sea can with the stuff we want to keep for now.

Our immediate plan is to take a few weeks and relax. There is a model event in Burns Lake, BC that we are attending and after that a few weekends through July with other events then back to Burns for a float fly.
While the plan is to live mostly on the road, one thing we will be looking for is a place to basically call home. We will need to find a place somewhere as we legally need an address.
Ideally we would like to find a small lot somewhere big enough to be able to build a pad to park the trailer on and for me build a workshop. We also would like enough room to store the sea can as well.
If anyone reading this knows of such a place, please let us know.

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