I would like to take a moment to thank God for our motorhome. I know that the debate rages on what is best: bumper tow trailers, 5ers or motorhomes. My response to that is there is no one perfect RV. For some it is the trailer, some the 5er and others a motorhome. We have had a trailer and a motorhome. We love the motorhome. It has given us the ability to just stop anywhere and be comfortable. It does not matter if we have hookups because of the generator and large fresh water tank. If we do have hookups, it only takes 15 minutes to be set up. We have sacrificed some room, we only have one slide out and the front 5 feet is the driving area, but even that is not bad because I love the large windows and the view while driving. I would be interested in hearing about any of your rigs and why you love it (or not).
Tom has spent days working on our taxes. It is so different from any other year with retirement income, 401k withdrawls, 2 rental properties, self employment and regular employment as gate guards... can you spell A-U-D-I-T? So we have delayed a couple of days to meet with an accountant to review Tom's numbers. Blech!
While Tom does the taxes I am re-loading the MH. After living in it for 6 months I now know that I don't need about a 1/4 of the stuff I have 'stuffed' into it. While here we are packing up things we have not used since we loaded it originally and are putting it into Jennifer's attic, if we think we may ever use, or just plain throwing it away. I don't know why I was hanging on to so much stuff. We don't need anything except a few clothes, some cooking stuff, our computers and my sewing machine. If it is not connected with those four categories, away it goes. I am telling you, folks, things are becoming less and less important, while memories and moments are becoming more and more important. God is speaking to us every day about that. I have decided to listen.
I know you all know that we lost our beloved German Shepherd Dieter last November. It has been real difficult for Tom and me. I am the one who needs to have a dog in my life and we have been going back and forth on when to get one, what kind to get, etc. Well, Dieter came to us through Tony, Master Trainer in Corpus Christi, TX. So I called him and asked if he had any rescues that he was training and would fit into our RV lifestyle. I told him we were looking in the 40 pound range as a maximum. He said instead of one at 40 pounds, how about two at 30 pounds maximum. He offered two little bundles of energy that were so bonded that they needed to stay together.
|Female pug and Male dachshund, Called Mrs and Mr X.|
I hope you all are enjoying what to us is a wet weekend. Happy Traills to you!