Monday, July 01, 2013

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - A YEAR IN THE MAKING



Yes, and the BIG announcement is...Drum roll, please!!!

On September 1, 2013 my hubby, our precious pooch Maggie and I will pack up and hit the road in our RV. Our destination: Wherever the highways and byways will take us. No particular place to go – just freedom and the open road are calling our name.

Now I know some of you are wondering how this grand plan materialized. Actually it was Maggie who got this party started about a year ago. One day, out of the blue, she started humming "On The Road Again" (you know the Willy Nelson song) and she said she was ready to do just that.

Maggie went on to say we needed to sell our house, buy an RV and quit our jobs so we could join her. Ray and I couldn’t have agreed more. We too were eager for some adventure in our lives, but we told our pup we had lots to do to get this accomplished. 

To get the ball rolling we made a list of what we needed to do in our house to get it ready to sell. Next we started weeding through our belongings, selling off stuff, giving things away and putting the rest in storage.

All the while this was going on Ray was trying to find our new “home on wheels” and a truck to pull it with. He was successful and in September 2012 we were the proud owners of a 1 ton dully truck and a 5th Wheel camper, which we put in storage since we didn’t need it yet (or so we thought).

One month later we put our house on the market – thinking we’d settle in and hope for a sale on it by March or April of 2013. Maggie must have had a direct line to God ‘cause He sent buyers and we signed on the dotted line on November 30, 2012.

Since then we’ve lived in our 350 square foot RV and have found out how much fun it is to live in our tiny abode. I do believe this RV lifestyle is going to work out just fine. And we have our four-legged friend to thank for coming up with this grand idea.

So if any of you are stuck in a rut and need a little excitement in your life – maybe you too should listen to your pets. You never know what they might tell you to do. 

Love ya!
nettie

PS: Texas friends: We want all of you to know - we are going to miss you!!! We love all y'all!!

PSS: Also, everyone, stay tuned for more about our life in our RV and on the road!!!

1 comment:

Annette O'Hare said...

Let me be the first to tell you how very much I love you and have valued our friendship over the years. I hope to still keep up with you over Facebook and e-mail because I know life with you on the road will be one great story to share.
Love you,
Annette