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What winter?

It’s always risky to second guess Mother Nature, but it’s mid-February and we’ve seen only a few days below freezing, and just a couple light dustings of snow. Mind you, that’s NOT a complaint, just a hopeful observation as we continue to plan our escape.

As remarkable as the winter has been so far, we put the house on the market and before it went into a public listing we had two showings and two offers – we are now under contract. Less than three weeks was a major surprise – just in time for Valentine’s Day.


Now the challenge is to finish preparations to take up residence in Fawkes, our new home (2017 Tiffin Phaeton36GH). Some will recall that Fawkes is the phoenix in the Harry Potter series that periodically dies, but is immediately reborn.20161201_131407

The ‘to do’ list runs into two pages, but we’re checking things off each day and hauling what we’ll keep into storage. Kids are being lined up to help move the heavy stuff, and reservations have been made at RV parks for the first month or so.
Apart from all the moving of ‘stuff’, is the long list including address changes, new phone/computer/internet setup, insurance arrangements, medical checks – including the vet for Cricket, mail service arrangements, and I still need to take my MD Class B driving skills test on the coach to get off my learner’s permit  We’ll still maintain a Maryland home address.
Settlement date is March 30. So, we are soon to be full time wanderers! 42days and counting……..

  1. Anne #

    That’s great…off on a new adventure.


    February 20, 2017
  2. Anything over 26,100lbs. A real nuisance, and not convinced it has much value.suspect a lot of folk don’t know or haven’t bothered …


    February 16, 2017
  3. Mark #

    Well, I st and corrected. After my comment I went to the MD MVA sight and found you need a non-commercial class B. I never knew that and it must have been added at some point since I went through the police academy 27 yrs ago. Luckily I already have a commercial class A which covers it. Good luck on your test and happy travels.


    February 15, 2017
  4. Mark #

    Why the class B license? You don’t need one for an RV


    February 15, 2017
  5. #

    WOW amazing. Winter here has also been pretty much non-existent as well. Great snow in the mountains but right now it is 60 degrees and tomorrow they say it should be about 70. 2 weeks ago we had almost 80 degrees here in the front range. Skiing has been great though but is this “spring” weather keeps up the snow won’t last long. Lets see 42 days so that would put you guys here in say early April right. Anyway hope you can come out this way. We would love to spend some time with you. Thanks, Mike


    February 15, 2017

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