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Friday, March 25, 2011

A Day in the Life of…

I got a lot of work done today on the house. It left me in a bittersweet, funk/ecstasy..... or kind of a manic depressive-extreme high/extreme-low state of mind. Today, I disassembled my office. Through the years, I had quite a man cave set up. You had to have seen it to know what I'm talking about. The high side was one more step towards my dream of escaping. The low side was when I thought of all the business deals and many hours I spent in an office. It's about 15 feet from the water, and a glass-enclosed room with excellent views. Less is more, I keep telling myself. I really do believe it. It's just that this part can be kind of, how can I say it? Nostalgic? The end of all that is familiar? Do any of you other full timers know what I'm saying? Did you go through these feelings, too? Well, here's a picture my view from the office.


We had another one of those West Texas dust storms today. Gusts up to 50 miles an hour. Breezy, as they say around here. Have you ever noticed that you can get used to almost anything? There's a lot to be said for the resilient human being. One of my very favorite quotes is from Abraham Lincoln. He said " Folks are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be". There's a lot of wisdom in that statement. One of my mentors used to tell me, "Act as if". I can put that in a more modern vernacular. Fake it until you make it. Here's the video.

I have arranged to borrow a flatbed trailer, since I've already sold mine. We have an area of downtown where men looking for day jobs congregate. My plan is to hire a couple of the biggest ones and start moving furniture into my storage unit. I am going to take pictures of everything, and post it on Craigs list. Amazingly, some of it is brand-new and has not seen the light of day for over 10 years. I had a winter home in Tucson, Arizona. When I sell that house, it just seemed easier to bring all that stuff back to Texas. I just knew I was going to find a use for it. I will certainly be glad when all this whittling down is done.

I don't know if I am vacillating. I know what I want, and that's to become a full-time RV'er. I think we get in the mindset, or a rut, if you will, where we become satisfied with the status quo. They may just say this bluntly. I've had enough of the way things were, I'm ready for some brand-new adventure. I am ready to hit the highway.

That's all for now. Here's a picture of Toby wondered what the heck's going on. Little does he know, were getting ready for a new home, new location (variable), and a whole new lifestyle. Is he ever in for an adventure!

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Thanks for stopping by and as always, I marching on towards my dream. BTY, I want to reassure you, I'm not psychotic. (I know, I know, keep telling yourself that).



  1. Michael, You will have that view - and better any time you please once you are on the road.