The story of a simple man, learning to live a simpler life, in an increasingly complicated world. My adventures in the toy hauler with my fur-babies and an old Harley. Please stay tuned..............
Now A Proud Member of Hitchitch.com
I feel like I have made the BIG TIME. My blog has been picked up byHitchitch.com. This is how I started my adventure....by reading about other full-timer RV blogs. Thanks Ron and Terry!!! Thank you, Maryanne. I am listed on her great site Frugal RV. These are great reference sources.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Dream Marches On
I paid my first annual lease on my storage unit today. It was a really good deal, I think. Of course, I have to do a little maintenance on my unit, but it shouldn't be too hard. There's about 2 inches of fine, powdered West Texas dirt on the floor. I have to clean all that up and then patch some of the tin panels. I have some aluminum duct tape that will get the job done, pronto. I also have a can of spray foam that will close the other dust producing gaps. There are eight wooden flats covering about half the floor. I need to find 10 more. So always good to store things off the floor. Other than that, it's in a good secure location. As soon as I refurbish it a little bit, I will start the process of removing furniture from my house. I still have some house purging to do, moving heavy loads of furniture out will help.
Whitey, the diesel-guzzling Beast
It was a very nice day here. In fact, I did all my errands today on the Harley. Not only did I enjoy the ride, but it was a pleasant break from my diesel guzzling beast, Whitey. I recall driving to Daytona Beach five years ago, diesel was $.99 a gallon in Mississippi. Yesterday, I paid $3.59. Completely outrageous, absolutely ridiculous, and not a damn thing you can do about it. I think the oil companies look for excuses, like unrest in the Middle East, or it's the 'summer blend', or we have a refinery off-line, or just about any excuse they can use to gouge the P water out of the American public. So this year dear friends, they got a jump on the Memorial Day price-gouge. So, look for another big hike at the end of May. Fuel prices are one thing that makes me want to rant and rave. Needless to say, I will be on the Harley, more and more. And on the plus side, the Harley gets over 30 mpg. Thanks to all my new followers. I thank you, Nellie, for being my first follower. I have read your entire blog. You have given me inspiration and many LOL's. For those of you interested, you can read her blog here.. http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com/. While on the subject, I read where there are an estimated 4 million full-time RV'ers. I don't know where "they" get these numbers, but I suspect that's really accurate. If my math is correct, that's a little over 1% of the American population. Now that's not countin people who have a camper, travel trailer, motorhome or fifth wheel that they use for recreational camping. I am very anxious to add my number to the full-time RV populace. One thing I'm sure of though, I'm one day closer To My Dream and marching.....