Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Things are rolling along, right on track for the sale of our house. We thank God for that. As far as everything else, it is the same ole,same ole. We work, we come home to the coach for dinner, some tv and before you know it, bedtime.

As I mentioned in my previous post, we had a two week vacation that began on the 3rd of November. We began our trip early on that Saturday morning, which in retrospect turned out to not be the best idea. There was a misty fog along I20 that morning that really limited visibility.  The pace was slow from Shreveport, Louisiana, all the way to Vicksburg, Mississippi. we traveled a little over 8 hours that day, making up some time when the fog lifted.

We crossed the Georgia state line and into the eastern time zone. We thought about changing our clocks an hour ahead for ET, but upon further thought we decided to leave them alone since daylight savings time began at 2AM Sunday morning anyway!

We pulled into a Flying J to spend the night. Cheryl wanted to search for a good place for dinner, so drove the car down the road and per chance found a "mom and pops" RV park less than two miles from the truck stop. I found the owner and the price was $20.00 for one night, full hook ups! Needless to say we moved from the truck stop to the RV park!

After a good dinner at the RVers cafe, better known as Cracker Barrel and a good quiet nights sleep; we got a not so early start on the next leg of our journey. 

I will continue the trip in the next post, since it is time to stop the daydreaming and head to the office. I pray the house sells with no problems, our finances will be sufficient and my days left for heading to the office are few. Until next time........

Saturday, December 1, 2012


If there is anyone out there in blogville that still looks for a new post from me, this is the day. I am going to try for a new beginning on posting blogs, since we are entering a new beginning for our lifestyle.

My last post (some time ago) left off with the house being repaired. We still had all our furniture in the house and in the process of getting it remodeled.  We gave a lot of "stuff" to our kids, and stored some things we wanted to keep; since we were already living in our motorhome. The house went on the market on July 21st. We got the usual flurry of inquiries and showings that happen whenever a new house hits the market, but no serious "lookers".

The house has been on the market since, with only mild interest, until we got a call from our realtor while vacationing on 17 November, with an offer on the house.  We were so elated and thankful. The offer was a little less than the asking price, and the young man wanted us to give 5k in concessions for closing. We figure this is because he is 25 yrs old and has little funds saved at this point in his life. We countered to get a couple of small items he was requesting off the table, but in reality we are eager to start our next phase of life, we accepted his offer!

Now the waiting begins for closing. He has already had a contractor/inspector look at the house and give it a clean bill of health. The inspector did not find anything to be repaired in the house. Now we are awaiting appraisal, termite inspection and who know what else?  The buyer is striving for a closing before 31 December and we are praying it goes through.

That is our status in a nutshell. We are still working, waiting to see how we fare financially when all this has played out. We had a great vacation, which Iwill try to post more about later. I am going to endeavor to post more, even if they are shorter post.

Until next time, God bless us all..............