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Laughing at ourselves


While my husband was unhooking our TT, I was making reservations for our next trip.  When he called his mom to say we were home, she asked where we were going next weekkend.  My husband, after 3 weekend trips in a row, told her that after I mandated next weekend was to be a brickhouse work weekend, he was so mad he dumped the water tanks!  It is getting harder to stay home on the weekends than rolling on the highways. 

We went to Torreya Springs Memorial Day weekend and Stone Mountain GA this past weekend.   I am actually hiking more wink



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I can understand the feeling.  Once we are out on the road, even on a weekend trip, I hate coming home.  I can't wait till we arefull-timing. 

 



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Warning, the same thing happened to us and now here we are full-timing and loving it!

Sherry

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That is the way we realized full timing was for us. First hated coming home after a weekend of camping, then started putting off project on the house in favor of camping. Then we realized we were really captives of our house and stationary lifestyle by chasing the "American Dream" of home ownership, or more like home monership. At that time we realized that our American Dream was travelling this great country and that the full time RV lifestyle was the way for us to do it since we enjoyed staying in campgrounds so much. Now we are living that dream! Hope to see you "on the road" some day.

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We always spent every last minute we could on Sunday and hated the drive back to the S&B.   We knew then that fulltiming was going to work for us - - it was even worse when we did a week or two.   The effort to turn back towards work almost required both of us on the steering wheel.biggrin

Barb

 



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A lot of it depends on one's attitude.....we discovered that we did not own the house - the house owned us. And worse yet, we had two houses. A primary and a "vacation" house. So, although they were paid for, they really did "own us", because all we did was do things oriented around the house. Improvements, maintenance, spending time at them, buying things to put in them....it is an endless cycle that takes up much of your time and much of your "energy". Those that realize this and seek something else do well fulltiming - usually. Those who think of RV travel as a vacation and look forward to "home" do not do well fulltiming. Those that feel that a house is a sign of "something" do not do well fulltiming. Those that orient their life around children and grandchildren to the exclusion of other things do not do well fulltiming....it seems.

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Jack Mayer said it all when he said: ".....we discovered that we did not own the house - the house owned us."

We looked at the numbers of our home ownership. Both wife and I were working 10-12 hours a day and 67% of our total income was dedicated to the house, including mortgage and maintenance.

What for? Work our tails off for a nice place to sleep and then spend our off duty time taking care of the house by mowing the lawn, etc.?

We sold that mill stone eight years ago and went full time, debt free. Best move we ever made in our entire lives.

By the way, that house has dropped $233,000 in value since then. Not all homes are appreciating assets.



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Dog Folks wrote:

Jack Mayer said it all when he said: ".....we discovered that we did not own the house - the house owned us."

We looked at the numbers of our home ownership. Both wife and I were working 10-12 hours a day and 67% of our total income was dedicated to the house, including mortgage and maintenance.

What for? Work our tails off for a nice place to sleep and then spend our off duty time taking care of the house by mowing the lawn, etc.?

We sold that mill stone eight years ago and went full time, debt free. Best move we ever made in our entire lives.

By the way, that house has dropped $233,000 in value since then. Not all homes are appreciating assets.



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-- Edited by Dog Folks on Monday 2nd of June 2014 09:19:56 AM


That is a very interesting way if looking at things.  We added it up and our spending $3k a month on house expenses. Only $500 a month is going towards equity the rest are sunk costs.   



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We can't wait for the day to come when there will be NO packing or unpacking of the rig anymore, we are soooo ready to go ....now if the bank would get their rears in gear and get this house sale FINISHED....

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