We had the road fixed that led to our home. Dennis Hesher with Dirt Works did the work for us. He is a good friend and did a great job. There was a big storm, so we had to get a new roof. That experience was not as good as the road.
We cleaned, sorted, and packed. It was so much work. If we were moving to another home, we could of just packed stuff up and then thrown it into the next house, but instead we had to cram it all into a storage trailer and get rid of it.
We picked up our camper and began to get that ready, waiting for an offer to come in on our home. Once things were close to ready, we went on a camping trip and tried it out. Things went well and we were excited to head out, except for one thing....
I am used to a bumper pull camper. Now, we had a huge fifth wheel. The first trip from our home made me quite scared and ready to sell it. Shae slowly pulled out of our driveway with the huge camper behind. I turned backwards and began to nurse the baby in her car seat. Slowly, Shae pulled down the road and to the stop sign. I watched in horror as the camper rocked back and forth, side to side with all of our stuff in it. I said to Shae, “Honey....is it supposed to rock like that? It doesn’t look right?!”
Shae chuckled and replied, “Yes, honey. It is supposed to sway.”
“No, I don’t think so...this doesn’t look right! I think it is going to tip!”
“No, Sheri. It is not going to tip. It is just fine.” Shae calmly responded.
No, really, honey. It is bad. I can’t do this. Let’s go back.”
At that point I took a deep breath, stopped nursing the baby and turned around. I decided not to watch out the back window ever again.
Not long after putting our house on the market, we got the offer. It was pretty low, but after going back and forth, we agreed on a price. We got a lot less than we wanted, but we took it, knowing that this trip is what we wanted. Money is important, but not more than doing God’s will for our life. So, we went with out the other storage trailer and the rv washer dryer and sold our house.
Where to go first? There was a 508 Paratrooper reunion in North Carolina for Shae’s Grandad. We decided to meet them there, then work our way to Florida to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with his family.
Usually, we don’t have a plan. With six kids it is hard to make reservations. We typically go day by day. Sometimes we stay weeks longer than planned and sometimes we leave early. Making plans with family is almost impossible. It is better for us to not say we are coming since when we have to delay or cancel, we are a huge disappointment. We did spend 8 weeks at Shae’s grandparents, and 3 wks at his parent’s. We have seen distant and close relatives. It has been great to visit so many loved ones. We have two issues with scheduling, first is that Shae cannot travel during the week because of work and second, Tytus doesn’t always like his car seat. So, we go about 3 hrs at the most, once a week or once a month. We actually move more often than most full timers. A lot of them will spent many months in one spot. We have been traveling for almost two yrs now and I think we might try to slow down at least a little.
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