This was my very first post.
A lot has changed since then
but we are still retired
and enjoying it!
I was born with out hip sockets they were there but just cartilage. So I have had pain in one form or another because of this. I was told I would probably have early arthritis and would need hip replacement someday. I also had become overweight so that didn’t help with the pain. I changed my diet and lost 30 pounds. I was not in pain all the time. So with this new pain-free life, I didn’t want to spend it working. So I decided to retire and begin a new adventurous retirement life. My husband was in total agreement as he had changed his diet too and was feeling better too. So what to do?
First step was to buy an RV. When you retire that is what you do right? It took us about 4 months to find the one that called out to be our RV. His name is BOB which stands for Bug Out Buggy. I wanted to call him Hank because he is a beast of an RV. He is 28 ft long and has a big engine. But BOB just fit better and has stuck.
We spent the next 6 months getting BOB road worthy. He needed some engine work. He had been sitting in a barn for sometime before we bought him. We had to replace his pip sensor. Change his oil and other routine maintenance. We also ended up doing some remodeling to the coach. We totally remodeled the bedroom and bathroom. replaced the plumbing system and removed the refrigerator, and the heating furnace.
We took it for some test runs before we went south for the winter,an overnight trip to the in-laws, a week-long trip around the panhandle of Nebraska and an overnight stay at a nearby lake.
Our trip to Arizona was supposed to be a stay for the winter, but it turned out only lasting a month as the weather turned unusually cold even down south. This when we discovered that we needed to put in a ventless blue flame heater. 🙂
So we returned to Nebraska with a better idea of what to do for our next RV adventure. We are planning to go south again but this time we are going to southeastern Oklahoma.
I will probably post some of my Facebook status of our Arizona RV adventure at a later date.
One of the changes since then is we have a grandson now and want to spend lots of time with him.
He was born on my 48 th birthday, so I want to build a great bond with him before we head out on another extended journey in BoB.
We want and need to do more work on BoB’s coach
and of course you need moneys for that.
So on that front we have been staying close to home to save money.
We have been doing our garden, a few photos from last year’s.
and fishing to cut down on the grocery bill. Some of last year’s catches.
I have been crocheting trying to sell my items and some paperback books on Ebay.
David will be ramping up his urban gold mining this spring and summer also.
The trip to Oklahoma is still on hold for now.