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    Cold Feet? Next Installment

    If you read my previous thread, here's the next chapter...

    Today was yard sale day. The house is now pretty much empty and we've been sleeping in the RV in the driveway for about a week. We've been packing up our lives for a while now and today was just another step in the process. When I walk through the empty house now, I notice things that I haven't thought about in a while: There are the scratches on the door from our dog who is no longer with us... out the kitchen window is the spot that DW and I were married... a little bit to the right of that spot in the front yard is the spot that my adult daughter asked me to adopt her... the list goes on.

    As I walk through this empty shell of a house, I am reminded of how it was an empty shell when we moved in. It took time to change it from a house to a home and it has taken time to let it go.

    Maybe this was a little too personal for some... I want to be honest that deciding to live in 300 Square feet or less is a very personal decision, and the process is not as simple as many will tell you. Don't get me wrong; We're not second guessing our decision. In fact, with each day we get closer to the big day, we're feeling more free and more sure that this is what we want to do.

    Thanks for reading. I hope this helps someone who is considering this big change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll With The Changes View Post
    If you read my previous thread, here's the next chapter...

    Today was yard sale day. The house is now pretty much empty and we've been sleeping in the RV in the driveway for about a week. We've been packing up our lives for a while now and today was just another step in the process. When I walk through the empty house now, I notice things that I haven't thought about in a while: There are the scratches on the door from our dog who is no longer with us... out the kitchen window is the spot that DW and I were married... a little bit to the right of that spot in the front yard is the spot that my adult daughter asked me to adopt her... the list goes on.

    As I walk through this empty shell of a house, I am reminded of how it was an empty shell when we moved in. It took time to change it from a house to a home and it has taken time to let it go.

    Maybe this was a little too personal for some... I want to be honest that deciding to live in 300 Square feet or less is a very personal decision, and the process is not as simple as many will tell you. Don't get me wrong; We're not second guessing our decision. In fact, with each day we get closer to the big day, we're feeling more free and more sure that this is what we want to do.

    Thanks for reading. I hope this helps someone who is considering this big change.
    I feel ya, the best of luck in your new chapter and safe travels. New memories are just around the corner.

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    Quite a paradigm shift.
    Good luck and happy trails
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    A long time ago there was this kid who grew up on a small farm in South Dakota. He didn't have much and wasn't well traveled. He once told me that all we are ever doing is renting space in life. Pretty much anything you've ever owned in life was owned by someone before you and will be owned by someone after you. Quite a worldly view by a small town Midwest farm kid.

    One exception I've found to that is your memories. It sounds like you've got some good ones. Hold onto those memories and enjoy making new ones! The new folks who will be renters of your former space will make their own memories too. Good luck with your future travels and go enjoy whatever your next rental may be!

    p.s. Thanks dad for the advice. We miss you every day.....
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    We are getting ready to "roll with the changes".
    Next weekend is one of many garage sales. My wife has been having 2 or 3 sales for the past 2 years. Next Saturday and Sunday is a guy garage sale. I'm letting go of lots of "stuff". Lots of tools, high end electronics and a LOT of expensive ski and camping equipment.
    Hopefully someone else will enjoy my stuff and we get ready to hit the road just after the new year.
    Happy Glamping, KEN
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    Fortis fortuna adiuvat...

    The memories will travel with you...
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