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SoCS &WOD Challenges 7-2-22

Today we were scheduled to look at a motor home at 9:30am in Cleburne, Tx., about an hour away from our home.

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We showed up right on time, pulled up to the gate and honked as instructed, and without preamble, were lead straight to the magnificent bus. As soon as Mr Al found out we were first-time buyers, he seemed to be trying to talk us out of starting with the bus.

His reasoning was, even thought they are different price points, the bus is the biggest, finest of the class A motor homes. He thinks we should start with something smaller and work our way up. David knows what he wants, however, and is very experienced with large vehicles.

The fact that we will be rambling all over pulling a vehicle behind us does add to the length and weight, however, so I discussed broadening our search to other types and classes of motor homes. After ambling through four or five RV dealerships in the 100 degree heat, we had two we really liked. Yet we looked at one 5th wheel that had all the other kitchens beat so those are now on our radar as well. After trampling over rocky parking lots and going in and out of motor homes with their various steps and levels, my knee had about had it.

We also learned that we will most likely have to purchase a warranty elsewhere, like Good Sam, which covers all things RV related. Once you’re a member, you can also get discounts on many things! This whole adventure is going to be a learning process and we have at least three months to shop, learn, and discover new things.

My friend Michelle came over yesterday and helped me start a list of what we will need to pack for the RV, what we will need to put in storage, and start thinking about what to sell or donate. Buses have a lot more storage, and since this will be our new home for rhe next (hopefully) five or six years, we will need every bit of storage we can get.

Then again, it will just be the two of us and our pups, so what do we need the most? Mr. Al suggested, a phone, our computers, and our clothes. 😂🤣 I said, “ You must be joking, right?” He giggled and added food. 🤪He’s talking to a woman. A woman who has amassed 37 years of stuff. I’m thinking we will need a lot more than that.

It’s all still very exciting, but I’ve come down from cloud nine thinking of all the planning, research, and work we have to do to pull this off. Tomorrow we tell the kids and in-laws. Since I’m not as ambulatory as when we started out this morning, We are gonna relax for the night.

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9 thoughts on “SoCS &WOD Challenges 7-2-22

    • Well, I don’t know if we’ll ever make it out of Texas, lol, but I’m gonna bug him til we do! I want to go see my sisters in Alabama, Georgia, and my unseen-as-of-yet granddaughter in Ohio! That’s a long story, but she is already 5! I’d like to meet her before she’s grown, lol!


  1. Kim this sounds like such an amazing adventure. And you will be surprised at how little you really need once you start to sort and downsize. The other thing to look at is are you keeping this for yourself or to pass along to your kids. And if it is to pass along talk to them about it. They may not want it. I have a china service and some silver that I received from both my grandmothers. Neither are used ever. I asked T what he was going to do with them after I was gone and he said probably sell them. I cannot be upset as he has no connection to the women I received them from. Same with photo albums. There is no connection to these individuals. Every time I do an intensive spring/fall clean I find that I give more and more of my things away. Because that is what they are things. My memories and pleasure is stored in my mind the rest is just clutter. I have two pictures hanging on my wall. Wedding photos of my great-grandparents and my own grandparents. Still trying to figure out which woman was actually my grandmother because one of the sisters I believe showed up in a similar wedding dress like dress. T will not cart those around nor will any offspring that he has. And I understand that.
    Once you get going though you are also going to find yourself reliving memories as you do sort and decide. I wish you all the luck given that 37 years in one place is a lot of time to accumulate a lot of items in. Promise me though you are not going to keep that beta vhs player you find way back in the bottom pile of some forgotten corner of the garage. You have to know those will never be coming back.
    Enjoy this next phase of your life. And I really am looking forward to living vicariously through you as you travel about. 🙂

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    • You have good advice, however, you never know what T is going to miss when you are gone! Please keep some pics so he has a momento to look at and his kids as well. Your grandkids will want to know where they come from.
      That being said, I know! I’ve got so much work to do in a short amount of time, yet can’t even begin to know where to start, I’m already overwhelmed! If we could go ahead and get the house on the market, that would drive us to get started, but right now we’ve been focused on shopping for the right RV, exploring parks near the first place we want to go, and researching Good Sam and all it’s benefits. Hopefully all the pieces will fall into place soon!


  2. This must be a strange combination of exciting and scary. I like the thought that a salesperson would steer you away from a large purchase the way the first man did. I suppose a lot of people make mistakes with RVs. I hope you figure this out. What to pack and what not to pack seems a daunting task. Good luck.

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