We're sweaty, stinky and StephenRiley is confused!
From Trinity: This week has been a bit crazy. We're hauling out the final possessions to the camper (which is currently parked in our yard) and about to go on a cleaning frenzy before we permanently hand over the keys and drive away from our 6 acre farm and 4 bedroom farmhouse to live in 280 square feet. With all the chaos our precious pup StephenRiley is not quite sure what's happening. I'm in the middle of wedding season (a photographer) and Kermit starts a new job and switches to 3rd shift on Monday and throw in an emergency root canal... but hey!... what better timing, right!? Let's just do all this CRAZY STUFF at once! :) We whittled down all of our possessions to just one truck load of things that we're keeping in storage. After this weekend we'll be parked about 10 minutes from our current location until I'm done with my wedding season in a few weeks... then we're on the road! Full time RVer's !! " But wait, you're too young for that!" you're probably asking yourself... Actually, no. There's no rule that says you have to wait until you're retired to live in an RV. We want to do it NOW while we can still walk around and we're healthy. To be honest, I'm not going to know what it's like sitting in a folding chair on a Saturday afternoon drinking a cup of coffee (or beer... or orange crush!... < insert saliva because now I'm drooling > Ya see... we work super hard and are always " on the go" When we married, Kermit worked out of town alot climbing cell phone towers and I work 7 days a week typically. My busiest days as a photographer are Saturdays and Sundays and then editing and running a business the other 5 days and shoots in-between. So, we never really took a "family vacation" in the past few years or relaxed on a weekend. We hustled. We saved. We were "goal diggers" and now we're going to cash in all those Saturdays and Sundays in for a little bit. Now you're probably saying to yourself " How can they afford that!? " ....We can! :) ..... and it's not because we're rich! haha Our new "house" cost less than what my car cost so that means no big mortgage or rent payment, no more 250 gallon tank to fill up with heating oil in the winter, and so on. We're actually going to be spending a lot less living this lifestyle! Yay! When you live simple you don't need as much money to "survive".
We've been so focused on fixing up the camper, prepping to leave the house and working that we haven't noticed that our TV, couch and bed are gone and I guess that's a good thing, we haven't gone into shock yet, hahah. We have no idea what this lifestyle is going to be like, how long we'll be able to do it or where we're going... but we DO know how we're getting there and our spirit of determination and adventure is about to be bubbling over. We thank you for following along on this journey with us and checking out what we're up to.