Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Just Another Typical Day

I just started this blogging thing and already I have fallen behind in posting! It has been just another typical day in my life, the third this week. :) I told you this may not be that interesting, but let me tell you about my typical days.

I usually awake sometime between 0530 and 0600 (5:30am and 6:00am for civilian types). I get myself ready and head to Barksdale AFB, a place I like to call my “second home”. I hang out there and every couple of weeks they give me a paycheck, whether I want it or not. :) Of course I always seem to want it! Barksdale is home to the B52 bomber, known for taking care of business in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

My day is never complete until I make a visit to the FamCamp. Our FamCamp was recently renovated with new concrete pads, full hook-ups and a new office, lounge, showers and laundry. If you have access to the base and plan on staying in the area, I highly recommend this RV Park. The new sites that were built are all 40 feet long and they are concrete. The fees are $14.00 per day, $90.00 per week or $350.00 per month with a maximum 30 day stay. There is also Wi-Fi available at the sites for free! The only drawback is the B52s flying over during the day can get quite noisy; we shrug it off and term it “The Sound of Freedom”! If you would like more information on the FamCamp and other recreational opportunities on Barksdale AFB, visit this link:

Approximately 1630hrs (4:30pm), I head back toward the “sticks and bricks”. I generally term this as my “honey-do” time. :) I get started on “the list”, which these days consist of tasks to get us ready for fulltime RVing. :) Some of the tasks may be items that need repair around the house or making it more appealing to potential buyers when the time comes. Lately we have been gathering and preparing “stuff” for yard sale or eBay. I will be so glad to get rid of “stuff”!! I firmly believe that “stuff” had cluttered and complicated our lives. It amazes me the “stuff” I have accumulated and harbored in case “someday” I will need it and most of the time, “someday” never arrives!

After working a little on “the list”, it is time for dinner and maybe a little couch potato time in front of the TV. If the sun has set and we have had to use artificial lighting for an hour, then it is past our bedtime! ;)

I have been pleasantly surprised at the comments to my first post and the words of encouragement on the forum from my fellow RVers and friends. Thank you and keep me informed on what I am doing wrong (or right). :)

Well that is typical day in the life of this wannabe fulltimer. Now you can see why we become obsessed with the fulltime RV lifestyle, especially after reading my blog and comparing it to fulltimer’s blogs such as :)


Dee & Jim said...

Thanks Doncat. I found the blog name on the forum. I wish we would have spent more time with you at the rally. It was fast and furious and I didn't get to everyone like I wanted to, time for another rally. We're working toward fulltime sooner then we thought. We're selling the condo in Feb 2009. Maybe we'll meet on the road. We have 26 yrs in military, good to know there's a good Famcamp at Barksdale.

Jesse, Ginger, Bayer, Buddy & Mr. B said...

Glad to see you are blogging. Looking forward to meeting down the road in the future. Jesse

Kram-a-lot Inn said...

Don & Cheryl

If you write we will read.

I enjoyed our time together in Eureka Springs and hope to be able to spend more time with the two of you.

Good luck with your plan to get started fulltiming.