Thursday, June 30, 2011
This year the love of my life and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary with a quiet dinner at a local restaurant here in Alamogordo, NM. The restaurant is Memories and is located in an old 1900 style house which had been converted, imagine a nice Bed and Breakfast decor.
Friday, June 24, 2011
That's it for today, we're just trying to stay cool and don't plan on being in this heat next year. Take Care and see you on the next go round.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I thank everyday that I decided to stick it out and make the Air Force a career. The end retirement check is not a good as some, but not bad at all. What does make up for it, is the other benefits you don't think about. These save us alot of money through out the year and add conciderably to our quality of life. The above is just a small example of that.
Well, another unexpected hick-up taken care of, and another day closer to heading out at the end of July. Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you on the next go round.
Monday, June 20, 2011
It funny how the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. In this case, quality of life. I was reading the Scouts owners manual (I know, say it's not so) and it suggested a 60 psi water regulator to protect the RV's plumbing. We have been using a 40-50 psi regulator on the trailer and just transferred it over to the Scout when we hooked her up. and the water pressure was, lets just say, dismal. While we were at the RV Doctor the other day, we picked up a 50-55psi Hi-Flow regulator, brought it home and replaced the old one. All we can say is WOW what a difference that made, the shower now feels like a real home shower!!! Of course all the other faucets work that much better also, but the shower is best. The other big change (which actually came with the rig) is the 10 gallon Hi-Intensity water heater, we have yet to run out of hot water, and that's taking back to back showers and not turning the water off during each one. Ahhhhhh life is good!!!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
A quick word on our choice to become New Mexico residents. Most folks in the fulltime RV world have their residency in FL, TX, SD and other states with no income tax. We chose to stay in NM, as all of Sheryl's doctors are here, the cost of living is low, taxes are low as well as vehicles registrations, etc. We did live in TX for a while and learned, even though there in no state income tax, the state sure gets their money out of you in various other ways, so it works out about the same in the end.
One last thing we discovered during our hook up and travel to the shop, is the front landing gear is shot and needs to be replaced. We had the repair shop order us a new system and it will be installed next week. (more on that later) We also knew going in that buying a pre owned rig, you take a chance with things going wrong. Good news is, shes paid for, so no big payments on top of issues coming up, and we also budgeted for any fixes that may rear their ugly head. Life is still good, just with a little lighter wallet
That's all for this installment, we'll see you next time and of course, keep Lovin Your Life as we do ours.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sheryl hasn't quite finished her decorating project yet, so we'll have keep you in suspense just alittle longer. Sheryl's Physical Therapy is coming along nicely as well as good news from the pain management doctor, looks like she'll be running circles around me pretty soon!!! She can't wait!!!
Things are coming together and looks like our departure for the open road is going as scheduled, end of July, and we are both so looking forward to it.. That's it for this installment, so keep Lovin Your Life as we do ours.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
That was our day yesterday, and a couple more checks off the list to getting back on the road at the end of next month. Ok, thats it for now and we'll see you next time.
Friday, June 10, 2011
After dropping the trailer at their RV site (yes they were actully living in a small utility trailer, wow) it was getting to be dinner time. They recommended a local steak house for dinner, so we said our goodbyes and off we went. All we can say is the dinner was GREAT and one of the better ones we have had out in a long long time. As you can tell I've purposely left out the name of the town in which they are staying to protect their privacy. However, if you would like the name of the restaurant and town, just drop us an email and we'll hook you up. This place is well worth it if you are in Southwest NM.
So that's it, the trailer is sold, and a good deed done to boot. We're one step closer to getting back on the road, can't wait. Ok, until we meet again, keep Lovin Your Life as we do ours!!!
Monday, June 6, 2011
We finally got everything moved over to the new rig, so today was a day of cleaning both. Sheryl worked on cleaning the travel trailer and getting the inside presentable for sale. We have it listed on Craigslist and are hoping for some good news and a quick sale. As Sheryl worked on the Trailer, I worked on washing the outside of the new rig, well at least getting the first layer of grime off. Seems as if it had not been washed in a long long time. Even got up and did the roof, after a few hours we were finally done, man what a job. Next step will be to give her a good coat of wax (the rig not Sheryl).
Sheryl also went for her second Physical Therapy session and to our surprise it's working already. With nothing more than a few of the right stretches shes actually feeling some improvement. So things are looking up for us.
Not much else for us, just enjoying the new rig and all the room. Still trying to get organized, but that is with any new place. So that's it for now, take care and as we say..........well, you know the drill............see you next time.
Friday, June 3, 2011
This rig is going to make our fulltiming adventure much more comfortable. We may not beable to get as far into the backcountry as we could have with the trailer, but we still have the truck to take us there. So that is our new rig and we are very happy, so as always, keep Lovin Your Life as we do ours!!!