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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ode to the Great Escape!

Hello my friends! Too bad I don't have a picture of a great big corncob, because this post is kind of corny. I wrote a poem about my transitioning to the full-time RV lifestyle. 

ode to escaping

i will slip the mighty bonds of conventional thoughts and actions
sail to adventure, recapture enthusiasm
find new love, pursue dreams
break the chains of broken schemes
set my course, remove restraints
ponder truth in family bonds

Don't say I didn't warn you, corn is alive and well, over here. Today, I started doing something that I knew would herald the end of living in this house. Look at the following picture, and tell me what you see.
The ol' Water-bed
If you look carefully, you will notice the drain hose.That's right, I'm draining the water bed. I had it on craigslist and did not get one single phone call. It looks like Good Will is in the future for my old pal, the waterbed. My dear Sweet Mary suggested that I have it bronzed. Funny.

Here's another working picture. Yesterday, I borrowed a trailer to start moving furniture to the storage unit. I'm not real crazy about moving everything to a storage unit but, you have to do what you have to do. Right?

I really need some inspiration,
Good ol' Texas boy
Steve Miller
fits the bill.....

What keeps me going! 

Isaiah 40:31
31but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.

What I will do when my house sells!

I really want to thank everyone of you for your kind comments. They keep me going, too. Please have a wonderful day and realized that you are loved!



  1. I didn't think the poem was corny and Steve Miller is always good for some motivational vibes!

    Hey! I'm thinking your music collection is probably pretty big and you are as emotionally attached to it as I am to mine. I am not planning on putting anything in storage and I've culled the collection as much as I can bare. What's your plan for traveling with tunes? Enquiring minds need to know...
    Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

  2. Cyndi~Good question and I will give you a good answer. I sold my record albums to a local record store ($3000) I am going to take most of my cd collection and when I am not busy, I will burn my favorites on a thumb-drive and then sell them off.

  3. My step daughter put a beautiful water bed in front of her house with a free sign on it, and no one even stopped. Stay cool.

  4. Michael, heck I think your poem is groovy. :) Good luck with the storage unit. Before you know it, you'll be on the road!

  5. pidge~yes, I'm figuring it out. Furniture, buy high-sell low, or give it away. No problemo!

    Tex~ Thank you. btw, I have read your entire blog. Keep up the good work!

  6. Ode to Escaping! ... love it... ;)

    that water bed? man oh man... I haven't seen one of those since the 70s... ought to be a place for that in some sort of 'what was' museum ...

  7. If you were typical, you wouldn't have a profile photo with them orange haired foxes. What gives? No I'm not jealous ... well maybe a little or damm it ...

  8. I'm happy you're getting closer to the "Great Escape", Michael! Had Jack's problems not gotten in the way, I think I would have let the kids come into the house to take what they want, and then hire people to sell the rest and a goodwill truck pick up whatever wouldn't sell. Jack and I were happy in a small space with very little--free as birds.

    I loaded my CDs on iTunes--no need to carry anything other than my laptop. I use Carbonite to back everything up--I used to use two external hard drives, but I feel better with the back up being off site.

    Hope you're on your way very soon. Wish I could have another shot at it. I know you'll write about your adventures-I enjoy your blog.

  9. Carolyn~Thank you. If you find that museum, I got lots of artifacts. I'm kind of artifactual myself.

    Bob~That's one of the hazards of being a biker. And you should know, most typical baby-boomers are atypical.

    hobopals~ I just talked to my little birdie and Jack is going to be just fine and you two will get back on the road. I'm just getting you figured out. It's going to be wonderful, all over again.

  10. Good Poem Michael. I had a water bed just like that. hahah don't remember what I did with it. Just keep moving forward it seems to be coming together for you. Empty out that house.

  11. I'm thinking I would have left some of the furniture in the house and maybe the new owners would buy it from you...whatever goes in storage you will have to deal with later. Honestly, I will never put furniture or any thing in storage again...just not worth it.

  12. Happy days!!! The waterbed just sold for $290.