Still trucking along

I’m still working on moving forward. I nearly filled a 20 yard dumpster last month, got rid of so much stuff! I emptied my attics, along with my garage and random stuff here and there. It was a lot of work, a lot of pain, both emotional and physical, but I did it! Most of what’s left to get rid of will fit in my regular trash bin. Will do a last minute dump run when I sell my house, but that should be all for large items.

Speaking of my house, I swear if it’s not one thing, it’s another. As I was cleaning out my garage, I saw water seeping from the wall that connects the house to the garage. My maintenance guy happened to be over when I saw it, so I asked if he’d look into it. Come to find out, my main drain line coming from my house slants uphill. We all know water doesn’t like to go uphill! Add, on top of that, a capped off pipe that was connected to the main drain line, well, the cap was busted off. So, for who knows how long, most everything coming from my kitchen sink/dishwasher, was flowing through the busted cap (which is in the area i saw the seeping water), and into the crawlspace of my house. Commence the rebuilding of my drain line under the house. And industrial sized heaters, and fans, and bleach and everything else to remediate this issue. Luckily, no structural damage was done.

I’m working very hard to get my house ready to sell. Interest rates are very low, there are way more buyers than sellers in the area, and houses are selling within hours, often for more than asking price. My only issue is, I don’t plan to leave the area until May 15. If I get the house on the market in the next couple weeks, I don’t know if I would be able to stay that long, if it sells quickly. Lots of decisions! Interest rates are slowly rising, and I don’t want to miss out, but I don’t want to scramble to find a place to park my trailer in the area. Although there are many RV parks locally, they are all full because of the massive wildfires we had here this past fall. Thousands of people lost their homes, and many are currently living in RV’s, filling up the parks. I don’t want to quit my job until sometime in early May, so I can continue to have my health insurance for the rest of the month. What to do, what to do?!

The waiting is killing me!

I still just want to hook up my trailer, jump in my truck and GOOO! Way too much to do, though. Right now the plan is to put the house on the market in mid-March. Houses in the area are selling in an average of 21 days now, so with my GO date being May 15, that should work out well.

I have a big, giant dumpster sitting in my driveway right now. Every evening after work I go out and start dumping stuff in it. I’ve been working in my garage the past few days, tossing practically everything. My son is coming over on Saturday to help, and hopefully we’ll get the garage finished up, and the garage and house attics emptied out.

It’s amazing to me, going through my garage, at the things I’m throwing away. Things I’ve never used, they were just… there. Why do I have them? They have been taking up space for the 12 years I’ve lived here, and probably in the 4 years I lived at my last house, and the 10 years in the house before that. Mostly junk my ex husband picked up at garage sales, or people gave him, thinking he’d find a use for them eventually. Well he never did, we divorced, and now I’m stuck dealing with it all. It’s all so frustrating.

I have a wishlist going on Amazon right now, of all the things I think I need, or want. It keeps growing, lol! Much of it is for organization, and for when I’m going to be off-grid. I plan to spend most of my winters off grid/boondocking, so a lot of it will certainly come in handy! If you are feeling generous or are so inclined, here it is! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3GBHVLDX147AR?ref_=wl_share . For those of you that follow me that are already fulltime RV’ers, what would you say you really wish you had, or use frequently?

So much to do, so little time

I’m struggling with the fact that I just want to GO! I want to hook up my trailer and drive away. Now that this is a sure thing (unless something terrible happens), I just want to do it! However, I have so much to do first.

I am still working on my house. I have all the big things done that needed to be done, now just a ton of small things. One that isn’t so small: purging. It doesn’t seem to matter how much stuff I’ve gotten rid of in the past couple years, there is still so much more! I know I’m going to have to get a dumpster again, that will take care of a lot, but it’s so difficult to know what to throw away, what to sell, what to give away, what to keep! I am limited to no more than 2000 pounds of stuff in my trailer, that includes food, anything in the holding tanks, all personal and pet belongings, tools, and once you sit and think about it, that’s really not much! Not to mention space, I just won’t have anywhere to PUT a bunch of things! I’m looking into the cost of storage units for the things I just CAN’T part with, and well, judging by the prices, I need to get rid of practically everything!

I’m leaving in exactly 4 months. That seems like a long time, but it is going to go by quickly, I’m sure. I want to get my house on the market by mid March, and that’s only 2 months away. That’s certainly not very long to get the house finished up. Give me strength! Send good vibes my way! And if you are talented at organization and brutal about getting rid of stuff, please come help!

About time!!!

This is it, I am finally ready to divulge my life-changing plans! I am selling my house, and am going to live in my travel trailer. In May, I am going to quit my job and haul my trailer to Yellowstone where I will work as a bartender for the summer. That is what I planned to do last summer, but Covid and a relationship prevented that from happening. I am hoping I can get vaccinated before May, and well, my relationship ended, so there is NOTHING stopping me from doing this. When my Yellowstone job is over, I will head down towards Arizona and live on BLM land for free or next to free for the winter. During that time, I will research where I want to go after that. The idea of the freedom this provides is amazing. I am SO looking forward to this!

Long time…

It’s been so long since I’ve updated. I’m still here, I’m still staying home. I’ve been working from home since March. The plans I’d made to radically change my life over the summer did not materialize, due to the virus. I’m looking at trying to do it this summer, but who knows what will happen between now and then. I’ll also make an attempt to update more often. I know I don’t have many followers here, but hoping the few I do have, actually have an interest from hearing from me.

I wish everyone a very Happy New Year, and hope it brings health, happiness and prosperity to all.