Monthly Archives: October 2009

Giving up hobbies, like drinking bottles of wine

I haven’t had any wine (or related beverages) in over two weeks.

Donating in the Rain

With the Lifeworks donation pickup scheduled for 11am today, I figured I could wake up early to get everything in the driveway ready to go. I woke up to torrential rain. Lounging around in my nightgown, drinking coffee, and watching the rain pour down, I really didn’t want to don the big blue rain parka [...]

I’m on a boat!

With the exception of my brief love affair with the van-plan, I’ve been set on the class C style motorhome. I’d heard that class As were better for fulltiming, but have insisted that I prefer the smaller version.
After reflecting on it, I realized (with dread) that I didn’t exactly favor driving the class C, but [...]

Getting too excited

I have so many things that I am excited about that I can hardly keep track.  So, in chronological order, the things I am looking forward to:
1) Lisiting my house:  About 90 days
2) Starting my Auto Mechanics Course:  About 3 months and 5 days
3) Moving into my RV:  About 5-7 months.
4) Leaving for Arctic Ocean/Alaska:  [...]

The deal with my (seemingly absent) husband

I have been blogging about my travels and plans for travels, finances and plans for finances, et cetera, all without seemingly appropriate references to how/where/when/what my husband and partner is going to do.
David, my much beloved husband, is a teacher, writer, business expert, and novelist. He is also somewhat of a recluse. So, my husband [...]

Spending more than I earn: my current finances and income

As everyone who is trying to make this leap to a simpler existence knows, one of the first challenges is trying to significantly decrease your out of pocket expenses.  For me, that means getting out from a mortgage that is too big and paying off credit card debt.
I currently spend more than I take in [...]

Lifeworks 1.0

Lifeworks had a big fundraiser last week, so they asked if they could delay the pick up of my furniture until October 9th. Despite my readiness to get rid of the things in my garage, I was happy to have some extra time to sort through the closets in my house.  But I only have [...]