Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009 Wednesday

Can't begin to tell you how excited we are to be in the final days preparing for our new life. The house is so cleaned out it is scary! Tomorrow I finish up the laundry so he can disconnect the washer and dryer and I start the final cleaning process.

Then we finish loading the motorhome and be on our way on Friday sometime. We have reservations at Lake Sawyer Resort in Covington, Wa and will be there for two weeks.

More later................

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24, 2009 Friday

One week from today we will officially be full time RVers! We can hardly believe it. This next week will be spent emptying the house complete, shampooing carpets, cleaning and loading up the RV. We've been planning this since January of this year and it's hard to believe the time is almost here.

The weather this coming week is supposed to break records so it won't be fun doing any work outside.

We'll be heading to Lake Sawyer Resort in Covington, Wa July 31st and spending two weeks there.

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009 Monday

Heading home from our daughter's tomorrow, Tuesday, so I can start making all the necessary preparations and phone calls so we can get started on our new venture.

July 31 through the 14th of August, we have reservations at Lake Sawyer Resort in Covington, Wa. Real ironic........we used to live about 1 mile from there when we lived in Kent. Always wanted to see what that resort was like.

Chuck has a few commitments to take care of workwise and then we'll be ready to head East to Montana to visit friends and on to Minnesota to visit family. Not the best time of year to be visiting Minnesota with their heat and humidity but I'm sure we'll live.

From there we'll probably head back here, check on the house and see kids and hang around till fall. Then we'll make our way back south to Southern CA and Arizona. It'll be fun to see if we find any of the friends we met last year.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 18, 2009 Saturday

I'm still visiting my daughter in Ridgefield, WA but will be home on Tuesday to get going on the "moving out" process. We are so excited to finally having everything coming together so we can begin our new life of retirment on the road.

I"ll update more as we go along.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

BIG BIG Update! July 15, 2009

We have a renter, a very good renter, that's very interested in our home. We're so excited! He would move in August 1st so that gives us the rest of the month to vacate and decide where we'll go first.

This is very exciting for us. I will keep you posted on our travels.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 3, 2009

The house has been listed on Craig's List to rent. Not a good weekend as it's the 4th of July weekend, but it's done so now all we have to do is sit back and wait.

We spent a little time cutting a heavy duty mat for the entry of the motorhome. I will take a picture tomorrow and post it. You know at the top of the steps on the inside, the carpet gets so matted and dirty. Now it's covered with a really heavy mat.

Tomorrow, I'll spend more time stocking the motorhome, change the sheets and do some cleaning.

Our weather has been hot but should cool off any day now.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2, 2009

The house is pretty much staged and ready except for the final cleaning. Carpets are being cleaned; yesterday and today. It's going to be a hot day so the carpets should dry relatively fast. We should be able to list the house for rent any day now. We're not sure the holiday, 4th of July, will interfere or not. To list or not to list, that's the question right now.

It's been real interesting when it comes to cooking and/or just plain eating around here. Everything you want is in the motorhome so maybe some things have been packed too soon.

I'll have to start calling our insurance company and the utilities along with Comcast and the newspaper. We'll need to get a PMB real soon also. They have an excellent mail forwarding service at the same place as our storage unit.

The storage unit is almost filled. We're thinking in about a year or so we can start thinning that down and getting rid of more things as we find out that we really didn't need all that we saved. Eventually, getting that unit down to a smaller one and a cheaper one. I am starting to decide how to pay bills on the road and am opening accounts online so I can drop the paper statements.

Our expenses for this shift of lifestyle hasn't been much. We did change the oil in the motorhome to the tune of around $120, he did the work himself, $275 for a new fender, we'll need a couple flat under-the-bed plastic boxes, I would like to get some space bags and that's really about it for now.

When we leave the house for good, we'll be heading to Lake Sawyer Resort in Covington, WA. Our old stomping grounds.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

Frank doesn't love modeling my my latest creations; (Link) especially when they turn out ugly. No one else would model it for me! Can you blame them? LOL Even Picasso didn't paint a masterpiece every time!

The motor home is getting packed; what a mess we have in there! but the house is looking better.

Three bedrooms all staged and ready to show so today I work on the bathrooms and probably the utility room. Along with packing more into the motor home.

Peachy, our peach faced lovebird, is now in his smaller cage and he's ready to go. You can just barely see his head as he's sitting on the bottom. He's that little green thing with the orange or red head. Besides modeling, Frank, loves to visit Peachy. Yum yum, breakfast!