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Monday, March 21, 2011

Back in Georgia

We had an uneventful travel day back to Georgia yesterday and arrived home about 5pm.

The weeds were not as high as I had imagined and the red clover was just starting to flower.  We have a large patch of land that has turned into a clover field.  It’s very pretty when it’s all  blooming red but if you wait too long to mow it down, it’s very difficult.  I was afraid of what I would find, but it was just starting.  We usually don’t mow it for a while because it’s so pretty and fragrant.  The butterflies love the clover so we’re helping them too.

The Wisteria and Spirea were in full bloom so unfortunately we’ve missed a little of the blooming season.

I can’t wait to get started mowing.  We need to get some non-ethanol gas but first we have to empty the back of the truck enough to put some gas tanks :)  Yep, we need a bigger motor home!

The golf cart, my Honda Crv and the well pump all started right up, so that was a relief.  I had heard that if you turn off your well pump that you may have problems, so we were happy that it appears to be fine.

We were very surprised at how much stuff we had gotten rid of.  I guess we had been working harder than we thought!  We feel much better after we looked through the house and garage.  Of course Al didn’t have the heart to open the shed yet and it was the one area that he had never really gotten to.

Living for three months in the motor home was a very good idea.  We found out exactly what we have room for (nothing) and exactly what we need and will use.  We now know that we don’t need nearly so many clothes.  We learned that coats and jackets take up a lot of room and we don’t need so many.  It’s it’s really cold you can layer clothes under your regular jacket.  It was a very good thing to do as our trial run.  We also seem to have lost some attachment to some of our “stuff” and I think it’ll be easier to get rid of it now.  Taking an extended trip in your Rv before fulltiming is something I would highly recommend to others, if it’s possible.

Today, we will get some mower gas, get our mail resumed, rent a storage shed, and put some ads in the paper for garage sales.  We’ll also work on getting some things photographed and listed on Craig’s list.

It’s going to be a busy few weeks.

11 comments:

  1. sounds like you are going to be busy for a while!..good luck with all the sales on craigs list! and welcome home!!

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  2. Glad you found all things in good working order upon return. You are right, living in the mh for a few months will give an idea of what you really need. You will be surprised at what you think you need but really don't.
    Take care and don't work too hard.

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  3. Our "trial run" trip to Delaware and back last year was a great learning experience for us as well and prepared us for the full-time lifestyle. We discovered the same thing - that we don't need all that we thought we would, so we also weeded through the "stuff" and eliminated a lot. It's still an ongoing process and probably always will be. You guys don't work too hard and enjoy the Spring!

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  4. And ya also found out why them advises ya get on them forums and websights maybe a tad off. The well meaning advise by the lady that tells ya to take three crock pots of different sizis are well meant, but her advise is likely a crock as fur as yer concernded. Ya gotta find out what works fer you, which is what yer a doin'. Wellcome to the reel world of what fulltiming will be like.

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  5. As you look ahead to all the work ahead of you before the deal closes, just remember the reward at the end---no more garage sales, no more mowing the acreage, no more housecleaning-just the full-timing lifestyle you've been working for and enjoy.

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  6. Glad you're "home" safe and sound. We certainly found it easier to part with stuff after we had been on the road awhile. And I haven't missed anything that we did get rid of.

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  7. Nice to hear everything started up just fine when you got home - hope we're as lucky!

    Looks like you've got a busy time ahead of you over the next several weeks.

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  8. Nice to hear everything started up just fine when you got home - hope we're as lucky!

    Looks like you've got a busy time ahead of you over the next several weeks.

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  9. Welcome back home! Happy you had such a great time away over the winter.

    Too bad you can't just stay living in the motorhome in the driveway, it would make it things easier and keep the house much cleaner.

    Have fun getting rid of everything, as you said you have gotten rid of quite a bit already.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  10. I think you have it right. Once you live in your RV for awhile you now exactly what you don't need. It does make parting with "stuff" easier. Good luck!

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  11. Hope you still have time for a daily blog post. I will be cheering you on in spirit. Are your buyers interested in the mower and golf cart?

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