Getting Ready

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PREPARATION
So the last few months have flown by. I am not sure where we reached the point of no return, but we did. We started by just sorting out stuff we did not need and listing it on Craigslist. Each week we weeded out more stuff to sell. As the money started to come in, it got fun and we sold more and more- put more and more garbage out by the curb. I painted the inside of the house and had new granite put into the kitchen. Then we listed the house By Owner. We knew a flat fee listing agent that could put us on the MLS and had that done. Then we put up a sign. Just one thing after another. Until. We found ourselves standing in a nearly empty house that we no longer owned. WOW- this just got real. We are really doing this.

The house sold in just a couple of days. We listed it on a Friday. There was another house for sale in our Cul De Sac that had just listed with a realtor. They were having an Open House on the Saturday. PERFECT. As the people came by to view the neighbors house, we would just wait about 10-15 minutes while they looked around and then went out and watered the freshly planted flowers in our yard. BOOM- instant showing. Those flowers got quite a bit of water that day, but we showed our house about 10 times. 2 of those showings resulted in offers and after a short bidding war, we sold well above asking. This was meant to be, right?

We bought our rig a couple of months ago. We shopped it seemed forever and really fell in love with an Open Range Roamer bunkhouse. At 38 feet it is a monster and never having towed an RV before it seems a bit daunting but it has everything we want and loads of space for the kiddos. Then we went to an RV show one weekend and found ourselves a really good deal on a slightly used 31ft Keystone Cougar Travel Trainer. What a beautiful unit and what a great deal. We can save money and try out this lifestyle for a while before jumping into a huge fiver. The dealer even agreed to store the unit for us until we are ready to go. Well now it is in the driveway and we are packing it up to leave in a few days.

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