Monday was another busy day but at the end of it, we wondered what we had accomplished.
Al went for his annual physical. He had previously gotten his blood work done, so today was an EKG, and the dreaded prostrate exam. No sympathy from me on that one :) He got good results from his physical. His cholesterol and triglycerides levels were down to a normal range. Yea!
I've been doing some research on mail forwarding services and the best state for our domicile, or home state. We have tentatively planned on making Florida as our home base once we start fulltiming, and we're thinking that maybe we will just come here to Georgia for our yearly physical instead of trying to find another doctor. We never really had a good GP in Tampa. It's pretty much on the way anywhere we will be going, so that may be an option. We feel we get better care with a small town doctor. He's almost like Marcus Welby! One more thing to think about in the process of living fulltime in an Rv.
As far as mail forwarding services, I would like to use Escapees because they are set up and run by full timers and know what we will need. The only issue is that they are based in Texas and we would have a Texas mailing address. I can see an issue with our insurance company if we have a mailing address in Texas and vehicle registration and drivers licenses in Florida. I know a lot of people manage this with a Texas mailing address and another state home base, but I don't think I want to hassle with it. I also checked into Good Sam's mail forwarding service, which is based out of Pensacola, Florida. I think that may be our best bet. We really are Floridians anyway, having lived there so long.
There is a good amount of information on both the Escapees and the Good Sams website, for anyone looking into the full timing lifestyle.
All of this stuff is premature, until the house sells, but once it sells, I want to be prepared because I'm sure it will be pretty hectic.
Today is the day the people who came to see our house were going to "make an offer." The more I think about that, the more skeptical I become. I'm not going to hold my breath. In fact selling right now would sure mess up our wonderful plans we have for the winter! Our warm temperatures are leaving us and we're expected to get a cold front. Today it's supposed to get up to 77 for the high and Wednesday up to 57. That's quite a drop. It might not sound cold to people in North Dakota, but trust me, with our humidity, it's cold! So I think it's time to head south!