Thursday appears to have been a tipping point for us. It’s the culmination of lots of conversations and more “looking around” than might have been apparent. We’re in agreement that it’s time to make some changes.
The two of us are excited about new prospects and to be truthful we are not entirely sure what we’ve set in motion: there’s a good deal of “unscriptedness” going on right now with altered calendars, uncertainty, and all the jitters and nerves that go along with any new undertaking.
After 5+ years as full timers we’re going to buy a permanent base; and the coach will go up for sale as soon as we get moved in and get her cleaned and spruced up. A lot of things will feel funny. You get accustomed to things like slightly inclined floors and those unconscious twists and turns that we unconsciously make getting around inside the a familiar living space.
It will feel strange to walk further than 12 steps from one end of the house to another. Full timing has been very good to us and with thanksgiving we’re ready to close one of life’s chapters and open the next. No sense hanging around until things go wrong or until we realize we should have taken this step a year or two sooner. This is the right time. For Us.
At the moment we aren’t sure about a lot of things. Like timing. How soon will we move in. Or how long might we have to wait? We have a few more people to talk with and a timeline to sort out. But the plan is simple: there’s a mobile home here at the RV park where we are right now that is for sale, it suits our needs, the price is decent for what we’re getting, and I think we’ve reached a purchase agreement with the prior owner.
There are a lot of reasons behind this change. I’ll explain them soon enough but the bottom line is simple: it’s the right decision for the two of us at this time. It’s not an emotional decision. Nor is it one that we’ve been forced into because of immediate circumstances. We’re acting positively for the future.
We have lived our primary objectives for RV’ing. We found the right home for our needs in the right place. Between our visit here two years ago and this visit we toured and shopped almost 60 different RV parks and we’re happy with what we have here.
This may change our daughter’s visit here later this winter. It may change our travel plans for ’17 — heck…. it WILL change them. I expect we’ll spend the next 16 months primarily in Texas with a few trips out for various reasons…..
More to come soon enough…..