A philosophical interlude

I know there is nothing new here, Solomon said there was nothing new under the sun, so there is no reason to think this will be. I also know that all this has been said before, and better, by people throughout time. Still, as Zig Ziglar once said and I often quote, “We do not…

Homeward bound – part deux

Mireille worked in the CCU at a hospital in Oklahoma City for 20 years. In that time she came to know a lot of people. One of the people that she knows is still her doctor. When she was in seeing him the last time the subject of Charlie and our impending adventure came up….

Making Charlie Ours

Got our pictures hung. We had not seen any of these for years and years. Mireille found them as we were going through boxes scanning pictures and throwing stuff away as part of our downsizing. We had them framed with the intent of hanging them in Charlie. From front to back you can see two…

Homeward bound – part the first

As I mentioned in my last post, we decided to cut our stay at the dealership short and stay in a campground close to Montgomery for a couple of nights so that our son Gregory could visit and see the new RV while we were close to Fort Benning Georgia where he is currently. When…

Charlie

Our new RV was complete and had been at the dealership for almost two weeks. We had set February 14, Valentine’s day, as the date we were going to pick it up. We flew into Atlanta on Monday and took the opportunity while we were there to meet our youngest son Gregory that evening at…

Data is Life…lihood!

As I have mentioned before, I am not retired. I still work a full-time job for a large multi-national company as an IT manager. One of the benefits of my job is that since the company is worldwide, and members of my team work in different countries and time zones around the clock, I can…

Tow Dolly

Sunday, December 3rd I drove to Arkansas to buy our tow dolly. I had been researching and asking questions regarding tow dollies a ton on irv2.com. I had settled on an Acme Eze-Tow with surge brakes because the ramps were not fixed and they seemed longer than some of the others. We are going to…

The order

8:00 AM Saturday, October 28, 2017, Mireille and I were at Ingram RV Center in Montgomery Alabama. We had driven there the day before from our home in Edmond, OK to order our Tiffin Allegro 34PA RV. It was not a straight shot from our deciding to move into an RV to ordering a new…

We are doing it.

So we are doing it. We are going to sell the house, get rid of most of our stuff, buy an RV and hit the road! You might ask why someone would do something like this when they are not yet retired? How can you trade an appreciating asset for a depreciating one? I may…