Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Opps, DRAFT MODE ..late posting :)

What a difference ONE YEAR can make in a life.
For US... this past year 10/1/2012 - 10/1/2012...
Has been awesome, even though we haven't left town YET!
It began as a plan to eliminate the horrible expense of house renting and way over budget/priced electric bills.
I mean come on a 1200 sq.ft. house - $450. + utility bills ?
So the wheels in my head began spinning... that explains the funny sounds up there :)
And I say to myself... Self, this is so uncalled for it is just stupid.
Not calling anyone stupid , mind you... just the situation.
We were paying the bills, keeping up... just never having anything 'left over'.
Isn't that what is supposed to happen, have something left over for that perverbial  'rainy day'?
Back in 1999, when I first met the love of my life, my inspiration, my wonderful husband Joe... I made a comment ... this comment
I can be happy in a cardboard box, so long as I have YOU!
And I meant it!
Believe me, I began to think it might happen a couple times.
In addition..
Over the then 11 years we had been together we had moved MANY MANY times.
For various reasons...
Better Job
Better House
Sold a House
Bought a House
Sold again
Moved to OBX - THE BEACH
Moved to Florida - Friends and Disney were there!
Eventually after looking at how many times we moved.... even changed states.
It became clear we ARE NOMADS.
Our house should be on WHEELS.
No need for boxes... pack and unpack!
No more need to hire movers or
Rent a truck and 2 men.
Sounded great, now convince Joe?  Hummm...
It was easy... No sooner than the words
"Let's buy a camper and LIVE in it, travel and go where and when we want"
came out of my mouth... He was ALL FOR IT as well.

Now.. Next thing, find a camper we can afford?
Tough to do with no money.. I mean zilch!
As things go... and I won't use the word L__K, cause I don't believe in it.
There is no such thing as L__K, all thing happen for a reason, a purpose, a time and a season...  no such thing as coincidence either.

God has his plan for us all.  We must ask, listen and be ready to act.
Obstacles appear, but God moves them when we are going in the direction He wants us to take.
 Just my belief, you don't have to accept it.  But nothing in or on this world can change my mind on this subject.


It was actually two months in a row, the summer of 2011, that jumped up and over the $450.00 per month in utility costs.
With me having a pension that is 'fixed' as many do you can understand that major budget changes can and often do create total disaster with cash flow.
So began/begins our journey, tho late in life, better late than never...
Onward to Gate Guarding in Texas.
Yep, the "oil patch" of Texas!!
So what has this PAST year brought for you? 


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