Saturday, June 23, 2012

House For Sale!

Finally, the house is on the market! We decided to go with a Realtor, given the relative weakness of the housing market. We can use all the help we can get. Just in case you might be looking for a nice place to drop anchor, you can see the house here: The MLS # is 520577.  You just can't beat the mountains of western North Carolina if you're planning on settling down somewhere.

Our fifty-five plus community has a website here: if you'd like to check it out. It truly is a very well maintained community with lots of amenities. Please let all your friends know!

We can't wait to catch up with all you RV'ers on the road.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 2012 Update

We are getting really close now. The house is nearly de-cluttered. We've gotten rid of (nearly) everything that won't fit in the fifth wheel. We should have the house listed by next week.

We bought a truck last week! We found a really good deal on a 2006 Dodge 2500 Heavy Duty Megacab Cummins Diesel with only 62000 miles on it. It has air filled shock boosters which should help considerably with the 2500 HD suspension.

We loaded the truck completely inside and out for a trip to Goodwill today. It is simply amazing how much unnecessary junk we carry from house to house with us all our lives. And then when it gets down to it, and we have to decide what's really important, it becomes relatively easy to discard most of it, some to the kids, some to Goodwill, and some to the dump. We have managed to sell a few things and our next door neighbor has taken a bunch of stuff he feels he can sell on eBay and craigs list for us. He's getting 30% of the sale for his efforts, which is well worth it for us not having to deal with all that.

So that's what's happening in our neck of the woods. Think good thoughts for us. We'll see you soon on the open road!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Closer and closer

Here it is, Spring, 2012, and we're still in the house and not on the road where we belong. But... we are getting much closer! We have detached ourselves from our house and a great deal of the things inside it. We've gone through most of our "stuff" and either donated it, put in on Craig's List or Ebay, given it to friends, or trashed it. Things we just couldn't live without for years (and moved with us all over the country) have finally hit the landfill! Each thing we pick up either has to fit into the 5th wheel, or out it goes. It's amazing how much easier it is to clean house with that attitude!

We've also done all the things we should have done long ago to the house in preparation for selling it- like replacing the worn carpet, painting a few rooms, pressure washing the house and driveway, etc., etc., etc. We figure we'll have it on the market in about three weeks. We have some neighbors who have been a tremendous help in all this. They helped us rid our minds of the doubt and negativity , and focus on the positive energy needed to make the next phase of our lives a reality. Think Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Ekhard Tolle. We are working hard at this, and know it will work. There are buyers out there that want our house- all we have to do is connect with them.

That being said, if any of you out there want to help, here's what you can do.  Just focus some of that extra unused energy you have lying around to help us get there. I promise we'll return it when we meet up with you on the road!!