Monday, March 21, 2011

Busy Busy Week!!!

My how time flys when your crazy busy!!! This week we have been running like crazy, between doctors appointments, driving up to Alamogordo a couple of times, spring cleaning and of course the ever present poor wifi connection here at the park, it's no wonder I haven't posted all week.

 Spring Cleaning started with the Jeep. After my last outing with it, Sheryl had, had enough with the scratches and wanted them taken care of. Now the scratches are just from the desert bushes, and always look worse than they are. I keep telling Sheryl, awww don't worry, they'll bufff right out, I just never seemed to get around to the buffing out part. Well all that changed this week, so with wax in hand they were taken care of, while Sheryl cleaned the inside.

Now, with the Jeep all nice clean, it was time for inside the trailer, so out came alot of stuff from the cabinets, as we tried to decide what we needed and didn't. Hard to believe how much stuff you can collect and all the little heidie holes you can find to put it in!!! We we made a pretty good dent in it, but there is still always more to do.

As I said, doctors appointments and general running around took up most of our time, but we also made time for alittle truck shopping...................seems Sheryl had an ulterior motive for getting the Jeep cleaned up, boy that girl can be sneeky Actually we have been talking lately about trading the Jeep in for a truck. With poor Sheryl's back and other issues, the seats in the Cherokee just are not that comfy for her on travel days. We also think we are pushing the limits of the Jeeps tow rating. Now don't get me wrong the Jeep has lots of power, but the springs are struggling and with the really poor milage, it's just time to start looking. I also love the Jeep for it's off road capabilities, but, with this new lifestyle it may be time for a change. So we strike out to "JUST LOOK" and see whats out there and which trucks have the best seats for Sheryl. OK you can see where this is going, so long story short, we bought an new to us, pre owned truck (but you'll have to wait till next post to see it as we won't get it from the dealer until tomorrow). After telling the salesman what we were looking for and our budget, he showed us one that they had just traded for (not even cleaned up yet). We did the test drive, looked it all over and found a couple of issues that are being taken care of, before they'll hand her over. So stay tuned and see what we got!!!

We get commented to all the time on how young we look to be out fulltiming (great compliment) and how we managed it. Hmm, well it all began when Sheryl and I were dating, she said she would just love to buy an RV and just travel. Funny as that had been a dream of mine for a long long time and I had never mentioned it to her, so I thought wow, is that perfect or what. Fast forward a few years, I'm now retired from the AF and Sheryl is looking at doing Travel Nursing, we will buy a motorhome and begin our travels. Well, as they say Life Happens and those plans were put on hold for a while with Sheryls heart surgery. Fast forward alittle bit later, Sheryl (after going back to work) decided she just couldn't do nursing anymore as it was just too much for her. We applied and she was approved for Social Security Disability (nice to know it was there, after paying in for so many years). So with my retirement and her SS, we decided to hit the road, we found a trailer we could pay cash for and that the Jeep could tow, so we were set. That's how we are able to Fulltime at 52 (me) and Younger (Sheryl).

Ok, so until next time and the big reveal................................

1 comment:

Paul and Marti Dahl said... are a cradle robber! I always heard you can't trust those Air Force guys, they cook up all kinds of schemes while they're out on the golf course. ;c)

Good luck with the new truck, but I'll miss all those off road adventure posts. Of course, Momma's got to be happy...