Monday, July 30, 2012


July is going on record as one of the hottest in West Michigan. So happy we are sliding into August. Well, not really. But August has so many cool and exciting things coming our way. So we are ready for the new month to begin.

First on the Rv'ing side of things. As we slowly progressing toward retirement. Trust me it is a very long way off. Unless of course something drastic happens. Which in this economy..anything can happen and no jobs are secure.

We decided instead of an RV purchase we would purchase a good used car. One.. because we are on a 10 year plan. And two because I am in need of a good reliable car. 4x4 actually. We live in a nasty little snow belt area and have a driveway that is hazardous during the winter time.

Back to that 10 year plan. So RV is year 8...two years away..again unless something unforeseen arises. I want a brand new...we created RV. One that I will be happy with once we retire. We may only get one RV in our lifetime and it will be the ONE!

I am ready for this RV now...but we have kids in college, two houses and some debt that has to go first.
Needless to say the decision was a tough one. But one we feel follows the PLAN.

I am enjoying the RV blogs that I read. They really are helping with are preparations. And they are proving to be a relaxing reading experience for me.

Mind you...I always have in the back of my head.... the back-up plan. Which is cut the losses..sell the houses and everything that goes with it. And buy the RV and move on. Some days..this option sounds really good. As long as our jobs hold out...we are year for the long one though. But that back up plan is ready to go!

See you next month.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wow! Two posts within minutes of each other. I decided it is time to start a online rundown of our daily lives leading to that important retirement day. Most exciting news of the day ...VACATION prep has begun. Two reservations were made for our week and one half getaway. 2 nights on Drummond Island. We will be staying at the Drummond Island Resort and Convention Center. Game plan...jeeping, and of course geocaching. I am aware of one lighthouse to be seen so I can add that to the 103 lighthouses currently visited.

This blog with be a hot mess of different ramblings. Many of everyday.."Hey this happened to me" our preparations for retirement. The challenges and achievements of reaching our goal of "freedom".
Well here we go. The decision has been made to prepare to purchase our RV. 1st step but a big step as we own two homes and are unsure if we are "full timer" material. Yet reading each blog over the last few days and adding ones that are  filled with helpful information and wonderful ideas and pictures, are really making me excited for the future.