Mar 232018

When we dropped our Winnebago off at PPL Motorhomes in Houston, Texas at the end of September, the rep who looked it over and did all of the consignment sale paperwork predicted it would sell within 45 days. 30 days later they took an offer on it and it was listed as Sale Pending. We thought that was pretty quick and were very pleased, but as it turns out, that sale fell apart.

As time went on, there were two or three other potential buyers, but none of them could get financing. We knew that on a 2002 motorhome, it could be an issue. Then, two weeks ago, the folks at PPL told me they had a deal in the works and expected to close by the end of the week. That didn’t happen, and it didn’t happen the next week, either. But it finally did happen yesterday.

So it took a little longer than the initial 45 day estimate, but for the first time in almost 20 years, Terry and I are no longer RVer owners. They say the happiest two days in a boat owner’s life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it, and I can tell you from experience, it works that way in an RVer’s life, too!

While we loved fulltiming and got to see some awesome places, had some amazing experiences, and met a lot of wonderful people, many who remain friends even now, we are glad that part of our life is over with. We are quite comfortable and very happy living here on the Florida coast.

We still plan to do some traveling but when we do, it will be in our Chrysler Pacifica, doing the hotel thing along the way. In fact, just the other day we were talking about taking a trip this summer. We’re not sure where yet, possibly along the eastern seaboard and then up into Pennsylvania, maybe even New England. We’ll see what happens.

We had a visit from some travelers the other day! My cousin Berni Frees, her husband Rocky, and Rocky’s mom Shirley left cold and snowy Muskegon, Michigan and spent a week exploring Florida. They stopped in on their way back north and spent the night with us. We always enjoy being with Rocky and Berni, and Shirley is an absolute delight to be around.

She’s 84 years young, stands about 4 foot nothing tall, and is fascinated by anything and everything around her. We went down to the canal in our little community and showed her our resident manatees and she was thrilled. Then it was over to the fishing pier, where she saw hermit crabs for the first time in her life. I think she wanted to scoop a few of them out of the water to take home with her. Thanks for stopping in, Rocky, Berni, and Shirley. Come back again when you can, and stay longer. You are always welcome.

Lately, I’ve been on a mission. We have pretty much got our home furnished the way we want, but I’m looking for one thing to complete it. I want an old upright cabinet radio like they had in the 1930s and 40s to sit in my office underneath the antique wall phone.

Something along these lines. I’ve had several of them over the years, and I used to see them quite frequently. But in all of the antique shops we have visited throughout the area in the last several months I have not come across any. Craigslist has been a bust as well. There are some listed on eBay, but shipping is prohibitive. But that’s okay, it gives us an excuse to wander around antique shops and flea markets. Sometimes the search is as much fun as the actual finding.

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Thought For The Day – You don’t need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  5 Responses to “A Little Longer Than Predicted”

  1. Congrats on the sale. I bet that feels good.

  2. Congratulations on the sale! That’s the one problem with older coaches , they become a cash sale only making it more difficult. It’s got to be a big relief to finally move on !

  3. I have my grandfather’s old Zenith and love it. Poked around a bit and found this site where they sell and ship all kinds of radios.
    The radio attic I just clicked on the first seller and he had a whole bunch for sell. Hope you find one because they sure are neat.

  4. Saw an antique radio like that just the other day in Pearce, AZ while we were out in the UTV. Sign on it said it works.

  5. I would love to see a manatee.

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