Nov. 17th, 2010
Heather and I have been working through some of the issues that need to be addressed before we can hit the road full time and all I can really say is…wow…it’s a lot. The closest thing I can equate it to in my own experience is having our first child, in that you are voluntarily jumping head-first into something that you know will turn every aspect of your life upside down. Here is just a sample of the issues we’ve been grappling with:
Trying to find an RV that the Jeep can tow that isn’t a sardine can
Making love on the road
Who will empty the sewage tank
How to make a living on the road
That last one is a big one. After selling off nearly everything we own we expect to have a tidy nestegg (who says that?!). However, it would be just super if we could find a way to pay for living and traveling expenses without eating up our kids’ college funds. While we’ve (ok, I’ve) given thought to having Heather become an egg donor or a surrogate mother, these ideas have been shot down. Since Heather controls the womb, this means I’ll have to keep working at a “more conventional” solution. We have been kicking around ideas for different writing projects and maybe corporate sponsorship. If you receive these updates in the future with the tagline –“This update brought to you by Dicks Sporting Goods”, you’ll know why. For now, we continue the quest for employment where you don’t actually have to do any work, oh, and it should pay handsomely as well. We’ll keep you posted.