07 Dec 2009 @ 21:10 

We complete the final transaction on our 2006 Lazy Daze 26.5 Mid Bath next week – and yes – we are excited that we dared to dream and make the dream happen (at least in part, so far). We were so involved checking it over and test driving, we forgot to take pictures!

(Welcome Kodi Brandon into the world at 7 lbs, 12 oz. Congratulations MBC and S! Happy Birth Day, little one!)

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 11 Jul 2008 @ 15:23 

We want a small RV, but when I see things like this, I find myself wanting to straddle two worlds.

Check this out: Country Coach Veranda.

Of course, with my dislike of bugs inside, I would want a screen option, too.

Just never know what I might discover on RV Trader Insider to dream about.

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Last Edit: 04 Sep 2008 @ 08:27

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 07 Jun 2008 @ 6:15 

Leon loves large spaces, not that he has lived in many most would deem large. However, in a hurried move to Florida, we landed in a 400 square foot apartment two room apartment. It would not be that bad really if it were not for the window shakers (A/C wall units). They blow hard and in your face through most of the room. Since we are working at home most days the desks take up so much room, we live in our comfortable desk chairs. There would be room for a small couch if we didn’t have to avoid the A/C. So, we are not happy here.

Same space with central air and multi use furniture would be usable in spite of our desks, tight, but usable. It was also designed with more space in the bedroom than need be, but again, the window shaker negates much of the usable space.

Last night he said that living for long periods in an RV would be a major adjustment, and though he is right on the one hand, I just had to (grin) remind him just how much he was already there in a manner of speaking.

In this apartment he spends 90% of his day/evening in one small corner of the apartment. He works there; eats there, by shoving his laptop to one side; watches DVDs on his laptop, his back does not allow him the “luxury” of reclining in bed and enjoying TV or reading there for long. He, also, turns slightly to watch TV which shares the same 6 foot long desk. He does get up to walk around the bookcase and counter into the kitchen to grab a snack. And it is a walk of a whole 9 steps or so to the bathroom and a couple more to the bedroom, but he does not lounge in either space.

So, a park model with central air that has a good floor plan would be a vast improvement over this apartment; same square footage, better use of space. Tah dah! And, a large RV would be almost comparable, but we do not want to drive a large RV.

But, realizing he stares at one small wall most of the day (except when he turns to throw work at me, or rather my desk on the opposite wall) and that in an RV parked where we want it there would be a view and lots of outdoor time, it wouldn’t be much different – well except the fabulous closets, the one thing this apartment owner did right! But I suppose that just means yet more downsizing.

Point made.

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 23 May 2008 @ 8:21 

In our case, the next step is budgeting for part time RVing. It is not as simple as just coming up with money for a vacation or extended vacation. Every month we are gone not only prevents him earning anything those months, the first three months back will have no income coming in because of the nature of his business. So, before we leave we would have to have saved 4 months minimum, if only gone one. Plus, many of the business expenses would be ongoing, just as household bills would be.

So, I’ve begun the tedious process of figuring a tentative budget – and the tentative figures did nothing to make me smile. That said, once the house is sold, the computers and the new software is paid for by the business, the smile that is more a frown, should begin to turn its edges up a bit!

I am sure that, plus finding an HONEST CPA that we are happy with to explain a few things, and cooking more meals at home once we move will head us a few miles closer to our dream. Our dream and alternate but equal ones are in place, we can see them, and we have given more than just precursory thought to them, so we are closer to this, RV camping next to the water and a ferry terminal with mountain views in Washington state:

Surely you have dreams, too. Are you heading for them?

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Last Edit: 23 May 2008 @ 08:21

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 21 May 2008 @ 8:37 

Last year I mentioned Host, we fell in love with their 330 Quad Slide, a 35 foot (actual length) Class C, which I believe they label as a Super-C. Of course, I had changes in mind for it, but the kitchen alone was worth the high price. Well, would have been were we of that income level, grin. But it is also longer than we want. The 27 foot was also great.

Host is adding a new line of Class C RVs, Mini-C. Only one has photos so far, 28 feet, 2800 RB, triple slide. I don’t get the mini designation personally, they are listed as wider than the Super-Cs. The few photos did not seem as luxurious as the Super-Cs, but without seeing them in person, that is probably not a fair assessment.

We were both quite impressed with their quality. Money no object, in spite of it being 35 feet, we probably would have left the RV show with it that day. That is why I don’t go shopping when I have money, I prefer to go without it so I think it through. Are you that way?

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