Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Just call me Sherlock

The mystery of Lolita that baffled me for nearly four years.

Here is Lolita on my first Solo Trip

My Cowgirl bunkhouse

The story began with the adoption of my little home on wheels, in 2009.  I had looked at a few vintage trailers but when I saw her, I knew she was the one.    While I was looking her over, another potential buyer appeared and the pressure was on.  I walked away from the trailer to talk with the owner and in a few short minutes she was mine.  I didn't even kick the tires.

I came home with a bill of sale and a sweet little trailer. 

I searched the trailer inside and outside for a name on the trailer.  Nadda.  I did find that it was manufactured in Utah and a vin number but that was all the information that she would give up.  The first thing people ask when seeing her is what kind of trailer she is.  I could tell them nothing.  In desperation I gave her a name.  My mothers  name was Lois so I spiced it up a bit and my little trailer became Lolita, in honor of my Mother who shared her love of camping with me.

Lolita is a unique trailer with a back door.  There aren't many out there so she gets her share of attention in the campgrounds.  But no one had any ideas of her ancestry .

I filed the papers and finally got a title for the little trailer.  I was anxious to find out the brand name of the trailer.  But no brand name.... just listed as trailer.  Hmmmm..  That would never do.

I checked out online forums and ask the trailer wizards if they knew anything thing that might lead to information about my trailer.  I found some pictures of trailers with a rear door.    Here are a few that I found.


They shared a back door but there were always differences and I knew they were not from the same family.

 I love this one.... but it has a rounded overhang in the front.

But tonight, after nearly four years of searching,  I was hanging out on Tin Can Tourist and a message came up that caught my attention right away.
Robyn    I just saw a unique trailer, it is a 70-something Jet from Salt Lake City, it is a rear door model, probably 14-16 feet. Had a front dinette/bed, side gaucho/cabinet and stove/closet on the left. Very odd! 

I would say yours is the exact same trailer give or take a year  but the shape and layout is exactly the same.   Jet is clearly on the front of the trailer with "salt lake city, utah" underneath.
We messaged back and forth and another gentleman added  a little more info and now I have a  name and a manufacture.  The trailer is a Jet Trailer, crafted by Lofgrens SLC!!  A little more research on the internet and I found a Jet Resource Page on a Shasta forum.  (I certainly would never have thought of looking there!!)

 I found out that only 350 were made and they had both side entry and back door models.  One of the most important clues that was verified was that they were manufactured in Salt Lake City like mine.  I was even able to find the obituary of the founder of the company who died in 2012.

I was able to send off messages to a number of other members so maybe there will be more information coming.  There was even a PDF file that has a Jet insignia label.  Oh boy, I'll have to have one of those made up!! 

Look at this little gem named Sally with the identical floor plan as Lolita

 I love a good mystery.  I love solving a good mystery even more.

Just call me Sherlock!

Monday, January 28, 2013

My Children Will Thank Me One Day

I am on a first name basis with the folks at the dump.
It's new home before incineration

The recycle people call me monthly to arrange pickup. And still there is more!! Day after day, I gather, sort and dispose of garbage size bags that are treasures (?) that I have held on to for many, many years.

Some times I feel overwhelmed with making decisions:
Decisions, (Keep or Toss?)
          Decisions (Do I really need this?)
                    Decisions (Will it fit in the trailer?)
Do I ever one want someone to have to do this with my things?).

When did I become a hunter, gatherer, hoarder ?

I used to hate to go to the Regional Disposal Center but now when I return from the garbage substation I feel 10 pounds lighter and unmeasurably more free .

Besides freeing me, I hope all this work will spare my children of the task of clearing out this rubble, I mean treasures.  It is not enough to reduce, recycle and reuse....

Don't Accumulate!!!

I hope NEVER, NEVER, NEVER to be in this position again!!

 Back to Sorting...... 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Camping@Home Day

The winter is a long, long gray season that lasts from the last camping trip to the first camping trip in many campers lives.  They spend their time staring out the window, longing for the carefree days surrounding a camp fire, enjoying the fellowship of other campers.

About the same time I discovered blogland and all of you RV'ers, I found glampers.... Groups of women (some groups have men members too) who honor their independent spirit and celebrate their inner desire to explore and have fun.  They have found great little bargains on the internet and in fields and barns of rural USA,  Once decorated in a theme that suits their wildest dreams they go forth into the world to camp and recreate.  I belong to a number of on line groups and forums and there is an endless stream of idea, glamped trailers, wild women and a few brave men to learn from.

The latest group that started is called Camping@Home.  It suits the likes of these campers who dream of life of camping or living on the road but who are still tied to home.  So this latest group celebrates the wonders of small space living and when time is not available get away to a remote spot they slip away to the privacy of their 'little home' and replenish their spirit and dream away.

To such a and end,  today is the first monthly virtual meet up of the Camping at Home group.

The weather is cold, cloudy and has been raining off and on today.

That certainly has not put a damper on my memories or dreams.


It bring me back to my beginning of camping.  Today is my Mom's birthday.  She would have been 81 today.  When I was a kid, we had a huge, three room tent and spent many summers camped on Beautiful Priest Lake in Northern Idaho.  She prepped a wonderful spot, raked it daily and set up a camp complete with wildflower bouquets .   I gather wild huckleberries for huckleberry pancakes and hikes trails along creeks and later in the afternoon cooled off in the chilly lake.  I bought my trailer after my Mom's passing so she never had the opportunity to come with me as my Auntie has but I celebrate on this day all the camping memories we did share.  So many memories. 

 Ahhh, the things dreams are made of.

The Computer Arrived!!!

Before I tell you about my new toy.....I have some incredible news to share with you.  One of the blogs I follow In the Direction of Our Dreams (directionofourdreams.blogspot.com) have had the news they have dreamed about.  One year ago, David was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma which is an incurable cancer.  This strikes fear at the very heart of every fulltimer.  What would I do if I was seriously hurt or ill while on the road?   Their answer... Their answer.... keep going on and do what you have to do. They have squeezed every bit of joy out of the life and kept their dream alive and moving forward each day.

They have taught me by example.

They spent the last year with David undergoing a difficult stem cell transplant.  The great news that David is finally in full remission has finally arrived!!   I must tell you that their attitude and support was instrumental in my facing my own health issues this last 6 months.  I am thrilled for them and celebrate this great news!!

Time to Happy Dance!   Roll ON!!!

While generally I don't go shopping much in stores, I have been busy on Amazon picking up some needed purchases for my March departure. It certainly is invigorating to finally have a plan in mind to work toward.  After my fiasco yesterday with my desktop crashing, the laptop I purchased arrived today.  So it's been another computer day but this time without the drama and anxiety.

I  purchased an Asus with a 15.6 inch screen.

4GB of Ram(easily expanded to 8 GB for even faster speed) and750 GB HDD.  I went with Windows 7 that is upgradeable to Windows 8 if later I really want it.  I can't imagine needing faster speed as it goes faster now than my brain thinks.  That could be dangerous!



I took my new toy to the library today to check out the WIFI and yup it worked.  It took me nearly an hour to get out of the parking lot.  The windows of the truck were foggy from the humidity as it was also raining heavily.  The library certainly had a lot of arrivals and departures considering it was closed.   Another car was there using the WIFI also.  Although not as convenient, I can see there is definitely a way that people can survive when their budget will not allow purchasing high priced internet packages. 

It will take some getting used to... the mouse if very touchy and so I really need to carefully proof what I have done as I apparently have done some very interesting work.  The delete and insert are VERY close to each other so that will take some getting used to.

It is a third the cost of an Apple, and I'm familiar with  PC's so it's a good fit for me.  All in all I am pretty happy with the laptop. 

Last night I tore apart the office.  It's not quite put back together again.  It is interesting  to set the house up for staging for sale rather than my needs and style.   I am amazed daily how much of the stuff I couldn't live without, I am happy to see go and don't even miss.  I am on a things diet

I love stepping on the scale each day and seeing the progress I am making!!

It was a good day. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thou Shalt Have ONLY One Computer!

Warning.... this is a no-picture posting.....
I didn't want to scare you with pictures of reality!!

It was a well planned event.  One of the kiddo's and his girlfriend came to spend a couple of days.  We were going to make more headway on the pile of treasures, junk and recyclables.  We got off to a great start.  Yet another trip to the garbage/recycling center with a huge load.  A trip to the store to buy a new set of ink for the printer.  A yummy dinner.

I ordered my new laptop.  I'm moving along with my plans to get ready for fulltiming.  It should be here within a few days.  I was hoping that it would arrive while Derrick was still here to help me with the set-up.  But of course it didn't come.
For the evening we sat on the floor sorting through boxes and boxes of pictures and sorting them to their "life era".  It was fun and I enjoyed the company while we relived memories as I told stories of long ago.

 My desktop computer (vintage 2003- XP operating system) had been acting up... slow, turning itself off,seizing up and refusing all commands.  We have probably all been there. It begins with an inkling of something vaguely wrong, that creeps into growing doubt of our trusted friend.  But I push on... making the elder computer do tasks and my agenda, ignoring the computers protests.

I started my day as I do every day, a cup of coffee and off to the computer room to check in on the world.   

An then it happened. 

Odd, the computer is off.
Funny, it keeps trying to load, fails, starts over.
Fear, turning to terror.  That is all it will do.
So I'm thinking.... lets get going on a simple recovery to get this back to normal.

I of course have done this many times over the years... but this time was different.
The programs are not back....
The pictures are not back.....
The Pictures Are Not Back...

PANIC !.... PANIC !!.... PANIC !!!

It lacks all the service packs and updates of 10 years so even the programs that I can download for free cough and sputter and refuse to download or operate.

Woe is me!... I am doomed!.... All is lost!
          (I can certainly generate some anxiety and drama!)

I worked and worked on the ailing senior computer while hearing over and over,  This thing is so outdated.... It is dead!! Just wait for your new laptop.

However, after several hours, I was able to download Picassa , carefully following all the instructions for needed updates that to make Picassa operational.  Picassa then asked a simple question.....
Do you want to search you computer for pictures to add to the Picassa Library.
Hell, Yes!!!  
I watched with glee as one by one, ten years of pictures reappeared and plopped into the Library File.
I think I can breathe again.

It is not back to normal.... The programs are still gone.  But I can get on blogger and work with my pictures... I can do what I need to do until my new computer comes and then concentrate on setting it up.

On today's, agenda, purchase and a external hard drive to transfer and store all the pictures.

I am beginning to believe there is a rule that states, Thou Shalt Have Only One Computer.  When you have more than one it  becomes a full-time job.  And we can't have that!

Experience is a painful teacher.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Banner Day!!

Wow!!  It is a Banner Day!!

I began this journey of blogging November 13, 2011.

It was only one post but a beginning just the same.  Now, in my life I have never had the discipline to keep a journal or diary.  I would start, then a few days would go by and I would quit.  After a sputtering start I resumed blogging in April 2012.  Then the craziest thing happened.  People started following the site.  Amazing!!    Today's count shows there are 44 followers.  In my wildest dreams I could not have foreseen that 44 people would follow my blog.  To date there have been 73 posts! And then there are the comments. (408)  I would never have guessed how encouraging and empowering your comments have been.  They have become the steam to keep my engine and dream alive.    I am convinced that without you, the readers and especially the commentators, I would not be still blogging today.  I thank you for all of your support.
It has made an incredible difference to me.

I started the blog as a virtual scrapbook and journal of my journey from homeowner and fosterparent to retirement and travel.  Notes to myself and family.  And it has become so much more.  It has forged new friendships, mutual support and a source of ongoing ideas and information to me.

It seems to be now coincidence to me that this celebration of hitting the 10000 views has come following a brand new years beginning.  It seems to be a brand new beginning for me as well.  The dream is withing grasp.  Thank-you for sharing the journey thus far..... stay tuned the best is yet to be!!


Monday, January 21, 2013

A Target in Sight!

The day began as a gray and gloomy day, enclosed in foggy soup.

A good morning to cuddle up with kitties, a wooly blanket and steaming coffee.   It certainly seems better to embrace what is before me this day than to lament over the could have, should have would haves.  (I just won't go there!)

Have you ever notice that one great thing about chilly winter mornings is they are perfect for dreaming the great adventures to come.  I realized I need a carrot, to spur me on to the tasks at hand and move this adventure into the great big world.

TARGET DATE : March 15, 2013


So I have been thinking.....
I need a due date...
A departure date for a great adventure.

A Target Date!

  So here are some of my thoughts:

So on this foggy morn, I'm planning a great adventure.  My house is getting very close to listing.  I'll take this next month and finish up the house details and getting the realtors on board .

Once the house is listed, I'll move into the trailer.  It will become crystal clear, what I can live with (and without) while on my camping at home adventure.  It will also be a little warmer in a month!  (a girl can hope can't she!)  My thoughts are that I will work on the trailer and tow rig until mid-March or so and make a break for it when the weather allows  a break for towing over mountain passes.

I'm thinking of going south baby.... to experience spring in the desert!  It sounds like a blooming great idea to me.  I'm thinking that I need to be back here before the great spring yard clean up although I'm hoping that the snow will be gone enough before I leave to get some clean up under way.

The big determiner of  these fluid plans is the sale of the house.  When the house sells I will need to come back to take care of all the details.  So the length of the adventure will in part be determined by the impending house sale.

I am doing projects every day.  I have a camping gal buddy to talk with when I need a boost of enthusiasm. And Lordy.... I'm making lists.  Lots of lists.  A to do list for the house.  A to do list for my mobile mansion.  A to do list for the animals.   

Now don't forget.... You are along for the ride.  I need your ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. Did you forget  details that later came back to bite you.... SAVE me from making the same mistakes. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Warning.... Pity Party in Progress!!

Have you ever noticed how there are some people in the world that seem to delight on another persons misfortune.  They make themselves feel better by belittling or putting down someone else.  They seem to suck the air and energy out of the room just by entering.  I have a confession to make..... I let just such a person turn my world upside down. I have spent the last 5 days fussing and fuming and as a result of the actions of another person.  My blood pressure is sky high.... I have a horrid head ache.

In my last post I said that I have gotten to a place in my life that I don't need anyone else to agree with me or validate my decisions.  I guess I the universe felt a need to smack me one and not so gently point out the error of my thinking.

Disagree with my thinking,  Disagree with my actions. Talk with me and maybe we will both learn something. But please don't discredit me or what I have dedicated my entire adult life too.

Yep, I gave my power away to someone else.
I'm taking back my power..... so there!

Thanks for listening and letting me vent....I have work to do, places to go!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Living Solo

A Dream Deferred.... Not a pretty picture.
 Many things can defer dreams....poor health, lack of resources, feelings of family responsibilities, decisions made long ago or finding ourselves living solo, just to name a few.  There are many  ways my dreams have been deferred and I am exploring them one at a time.  As long as they go unexamined they maintain a power to derail my new dreams.  

I have also changed and refined dreams as I have traveled through life.   I have not found it necessary to reach a mandatory or satisfactory level of completion of each dream.  I have learned from each dream, and tho a change of course may have resulted, that change often lead to a another path and certainly has led to new growth.

Recently I was talking with a friend of many years about my plans for upcoming RV travel.  Her husband died a few years ago and she recently went on a trip with another friend of ours.  While she had a fabulous time on the trip she had an experience that shadowed her ideas of what would be possible for her in the future regarding travel.  Her travel companion didn't want to go on a tour from the cruise ship so she went on the tour by herself.  She was miserable.  Instead of enjoying the sights she watched the other couples on the cruise and felt as if she were drowning in feelings of loneliness.  She expressed to me she could never travel alone.

I am past the point in my life where I need approval for my decisions.  I no longer need someone to make the same decisions that I have made to validate me.  I also realize what brings me happiness and joy may not be what makes others happy.  But this conversation did start the wheels turning and I gave her words a great deal of thought.

Life has brought me to a place where I travel a solo path.  I live life without a partner to share the sunset, the serenity of a mountain meadow or the magnificence of the breaking surf.   I dreamed of retirement years full of travel, rambling across our countryside taking in the sights and experiencing the culture and essence of each community.  This was and is my dream.  I am solo whether I live in a house with a foundation or one with wheels.  The bigger question for me is how do I want to spend my time. Do I want the familiarity and security of my predictable life in my house with foundations or do I want to honor my adventurous spirit and explore my world with the new challenges the come with a gypsy lifestyle on wheels.    I have learned to embrace my life, enjoy the moments and dream new dreams. Cast aside the guy ropes.... Ship ahoy! 

It wasn't always this way.  When newly single, I too dreaded and avoided all experiences that I had shared with a partner, the reminders were too great.  The feelings of loss too overwhelming. I felt all of my dreams were gone. The life of travel and and adventure had evaporated.  But slowly, I realized that my dreams could be altered.  I've read blogs of solo women who have dreamed their own dream, researched how to make it happen and then gone for it!. They have found many different ways to realize their dreams.

Lives change.
Dreams change and life goes in different directions than I could even imagine.
The really important thing is for each one of us to live OUR own dream.
For most of us that just takes a while to figure out!

What happens to a dream deferred? 
 By Langston Hughes

Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore--
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snow, Heat and Fun

I awoke this morning to a shout out to Spokane Washington on Good Morning America.  They were commenting on our snow fall.   Yep, we had snow!!  Not record setting in my book but pretty just the same.  So here I am.... dreaming of desert winters, welcoming a white winter.  

I am grateful that I have the luxury to not spend a great deal of time outdoors.
I have great viewing windows to this splendid winter wonderland.


Today the furnace was installed.  Wow, warmth at a much lower cost!!
I can get excited about that!  I'm sure the future buyer of my house will too!

New Natural Gas Furnace 95.5 Efficient
 I think I can get excited about that!

Now this is my idea of Snow Fun....

Will someone park my trailer?
Oh, Oh, This is going to cost me!


So, I've had snow, heat, and fun!  I hope you had a great day too! 


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Lazy RV Chef

Have I ever mentioned that I am a lazy chef?  Oh, yes, sometimes I am an inspired cook.  But, at other times I definitely am a very lazy cook.  At times it matches my mood.  A grey mood, leads to times when I just can't think of a thing to fix.  At other times I thrive on fixing new recipes and trying new foods or techniques.

Since, I have been planning my getaway, I have been exploring cooking techniques that are effective for RV cooking.  If you are new to my blog you will want to check out my Thermal Cooker.  http://avintagerollingstone.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-comes-early.html  I am loving my Saratoga Thermal Cooker and it fits perfectly for my kind of RV living.

I like breakfast, but I don't always like to cook breakfast.  I often would be happy with just coffee in the morning but by 10:00 or 11:00 will have the coffee jitters and would eat just about anything, including all kinds of things not good for my body.

Last month I found another way to make oatmeal on a blog.
This way to fix oatmeal has been around for a long time.  Some people call it summer porridge or cold oatmeal.  I just call it yummy!

First of all, there is no cooking involved.
Second, it is made the night before, perfect for the lazy cook!
Lastly, there are all kinds of yummy flavors.

The blog has all kinds of yummy flavors to experiment with to help get you started.  I have found several favorites.  It also shows step by step recipes with wonderful pictures.

ch-ch-ch-CHIA seeds.  I have included chia seeds in my refrigerator oatmeal and they are wonderful and good for you!.  I ordered the seeds from amazon.   Here is some info about Chia seeds:
  • have more Omega 3 fatty acids than flax seed (important for heart health)
  • are the richest non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 (better than salmon)
  • absorb 10 times their weight in water and transform into a gel-like substance--great for athletes for maintaining hydration and helps with weight loss by making you feel full longer
  • are as high in protein as quinoa

I have also ordered the PB2 and it will be wonderful for boondocking as it will not go rancid in higher heat
       (What is PB2? I recently discovered this amazing powdered peanut butter. It's simply peanut butter with 85% of the fat removed. With all of the flavor and protein of regular peanut butter, PB2 is recommended as a great way to reduce calories in all of your favorite peanut butter recipes. It's available at some Whole Foods and health food stores, and on Amazon, click here. )

 When I've first been to the grocery store and have lots of fresh fruits to use I certainly use them in these recipes.  I have also found the single serving portions of fruit that require no refrigeration to be perfect for making this no-cook oatmeal.  How perfect for stretching the menu when boondocking. 

I adore the chocolate banana with swirls of peanut butter in it.....I call it Chunky Monkey.
Can you say dessert for breakfast!
I love the raspberry made with my homemade raspberry jam and the Chunky Applesauce with Cinnamon.
And the latest I've created is, Pumpkin Pie Oh My, made with canned pumpkin and the powdered peanut butter.

I can't wait to create some new concoctions to try.

I know it's not rocket science but it fits perfect in my RV style of living.


Thursday, January 3, 2013


A friend of mine posted her one word for the year 2013. I was intrigued by the thought one word could capture the essence for a whole year.   It seemed to fit for the life changes I am undergoing at this time. So I wanted to know more.
From the One Word website: "If you’re like most people, each January goes something like this: You choose a problematic behavior that has plagued you for years and vow to reverse it. In fact, you can probably think of two or three undesirable habits—make that four or five. Thus begins the litany of imperfections to be perfected commonly known as “New Year’s Resolutions.” All of which are typically off your radar by February.

“My One Word” is an experiment designed to move you beyond this cycle. The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD.  This process provides clarity by taking all your big plans for life change and narrowing them down into a single focus. Just one word that centers on your character and creates a vision for your future."

My one word came to me easily...... simplify. In fact the transformation has already begun.
 Here is what vocabulary.com had to say about simplify.
To simplify something is to make it less complex and easier to understand. When you simplify, you make things clearer.  Since simple things have less parts or complexity, when you simplify, you're eliminating the clutter and reducing something to its essence.
I have been completely focused on moving to the RV.  What I'm realizing is, it's really about simplifying my life and world.  It doesn't matter how far I travel or when.  It is about being peaceful in my world this one day.  I crave a simple world.
Bingo..... Simplify it is!!   What would your word be???

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

We have Gas...

Today was one of the colder days of the year. 

And yup, the power company arrives to extend my gas line from across the road and connect it to my house.  I was still plodding around in my jammies and slippers when the door bell rang but I was excited to see them.

Five different vehicles arrived to do the work so it has been an entertaining day to say the least.  I course was concerned that the ground was to frozen, but I needed have worried.


 They brought big equipment to dig the holes required at the street and the house foundation provided enough warmth to heat the ground at the new meter site.



  Once they had the holes on both ends dug it wasn't necessary to dig a trench line for the pipe as equipment bored  from one hole under the street and under the yard to the hole by the house.  This part actually only took a few minutes.

   The prep work and clean up of course took longer. 
 Doesn't it always take the most time.

The big equipment tamped down the frozen earth.  It was a house shaking process.

When they were done this is what the previously dug hole looked like.  It is amazing.  In the spring the grass will resume growing in this spot without any assistance from me.  I love when a plan comes together.

Here is the finished product

Next step will be to have the electric furnace replaced with the new gas furnace.

I sure do enjoy watching other people work!!

And the best part is the five hours of work by 6 people cost me.....   $ 0.

Mighty fine day.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Snowball Gathering Speed or A Snowball Chance in Hell?

 Snowball Gathering Speed or A Snowballs Chance in Hell? 

Many people start the New Year making resolutions that are quickly forgotten and ignored.  So rather than resolutions I am focusing on goals.  I know, just semantics, but goals are things I work toward not just an end results.

Yep, my number one goal is to sell my house and hit the road... Are you getting tired of me saying that???  (Yet I'm still here!!)  I am making progress but it is a bigger job than this body has been able to muster! I was certainly siderailed by the broken leg but I'm feeling stronger every day. 

I just want to restate it here to remind myself that I am going to leave this house and begin my travel adventures and it THIS is the year!! 

 Here is what I have done
  • Massive de-cluttering (Read donate/ give away/ through away)
  • Huge garage sale (I probably won't do that again!)
  • Found homes for most of the farm animals (one horse, 2 donkeys left)
  • Traveled in longer periods of time exploring new areas in the northwest
  •  Continue to learn every thing I can about
  • BLOGGED 66 entries!!
I have never had the discipline to even keep a diary longer than a few days.  I am so excited that I have managed to be faithful to the blog.  I realize that it is due to you the readers and the comments that you have left for me that have encouraged me to continue along the path and live my dreams.

Thank-you SO much for your support and following my ramblings!

Here is some of the things I will be focusing on till I'm out of here
  • I will be continuing the de-cluttering  until I am out of here!
  • Staging rooms for the selling process, as the listing the house is the next step.
  • Sell some larger items via Craigs List
  • Continue to improve condition of house
I am having several larger items done to the house in the next couple of weeks as a step to enhance the saleability of the house.  Next week I'm having  a natural gas line installed.  Then comes a new natural gas furnace.  The furnace was delivered last week and will be installed once the line is in.

A plumber to fix some minor plumbing issues.

An electrician to update a couple of fixtures and electrical issues. 

Continue weekly trips to the dump and donation piles. 

 Snow ball Gathering Speed or A Snowball Chance in Hell?  You decide.