Jul 242014

The weatherman was predicting thunderstorms, some potentially severe, for us yesterday. But the storm came and went before we even got out of bed. It rained off and on all night long, sometimes pretty hard, but by the time we were up and dressed it was just overcast with a few scattered sprinkles during the day.

Except for a quick trip to the village of Clarksville to mail out some orders, I spent most of the day writing. When I get close to the end of a new book I don’t want to stop, and it was 11:30 p.m. when I finally stopped to write the blog, with a little over 3,500 words done for the day.

After my blog a few days ago about the reasons why fulltimers come off the road, a reader posted a comment saying that was the third or fourth time I wrote blogs about exit strategies and hanging up the keys and that he couldn’t help but feel that I was preparing readers for an announcement of our exit from the RV lifestyle, I replied with something Mark Twain was quoted as saying, the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. As I said in that blog, we are still having fun and don’t have any plans to stop. I write about a lot of things in the blog that relate to the RV lifestyle, and hanging up the keys is eventually part of that lifestyle for all of us. It doesn’t mean we’re doing it anytime soon. And judging by the number of comments on that blog (32), the topic is of interest to a lot of our readers.

Will we hang up the keys someday? I don’t know, I can’t predict the future. We hope to be able to continue fulltiming for a long time. We still love this lifestyle as much as we did when we started out fifteen years ago. All the more so now that we’re not teaching at Life on Wheels or hosting RV rallies and have a lot more time to enjoy it. For too many years of our life on the road we had to be someplace all the time, and if we weren’t busy at a venue we were busy driving to the next one, or planning the one after that. Now there are very few places we have to be, and we can pick and choose them.

The next few days look to be pretty nice and I think we’ll take advantage of them to get out and do some exploring in this area. There are several places I want to visit to gather stories for the Gypsy Journal.

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Thought For The Day – I’m not the type of person you should put on speakerphone.

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  2 Responses to “The Storm Came, The Storm Went”

  1. I am so happy to see that your blog is back up and running, sure missed you! my morning coffee was not the same without your blog to read with it. 🙂

  2. Glad to see blog up and running again. Was wondering when you were going to write about exit strategy 🙂 Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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