Getting Ready

Downsizing our entire lives is coming down to the wire. In some ways right now may be more overwhelming than when we first started a year and a half ago. But we’re getting there.

We decided to go with Bix Wireless for our internet solution. We received our modem yesterday. Set up took less than five minutes. They had already programmed the device and inserted the SIM card before they shipped it. The only tiny glitch was I didn’t know the network name so that took a couple of minutes to figure out. The thing I like about Bix is there’s no contract. So if we get out on the road and this solution doesn’t work as well as we need it to, we can cancel our service. Another thing that’s cool is they are based in Jamestown, Tennessee so we are supporting Tennessee business. Yay!!

We also received our Thetford Porta Potti from Amazon. We decided to go with this for our RV bathroom and remove the typical RV toilet. We will be able to utilize the black tank as overflow for our gray tank enabling us to stay out longer once we start bookdocking next year. Also, Daniel won’t have to deal with the black tank, just the cassette from the Porta Potti. Still probably not fun, but not quite as yucky. Hopefully.

We still have a lot to do. But RV life is getting so close and we probably couldn’t be more excited.

Let the Purge Begin

Maybe you remember we plan to sell our sticks and bricks home and most of our stuff so we can travel and live full time in an RV.

In anticipation of making this change sooner than 2022 as we had planned, I started purging belongings on a small scale today. Of course we’ll have to pick up the pace of our purge soon.

I cleaned out one bathroom drawer and some of my side of the closet.

These are the before pictures. My rule is: if I have to think about it, it goes!

So here are the after photos.

I still have to go through shoes and my hanging shelf of sweatshirts.

Here’s the pile of purged clothes.

I see a yard sale in the near future.