Saturday, May 5, 2018

Closer to being a Wanderer of the West...



Willie and I are starting our second week of staying in the travel trailer at my BIL & SIL in RB. We are getting a feel for living in one.  Though the travel trailer I hope to get, will be much smaller, I think we will do just fine.
First eye surgery went well, one more this coming Thursday, and then recovery time... After that I'm hopefully off to the river house on the Columbia in Oregon.  Going to get my travel trailer and pickup up there as no sales tax, YAY!  
Final paperwork on the estate has been sent to the judge and will be on his docket the 29th of May. After he signs, I can close out this chapter.  It has taken way longer than it should have, but will be behind me soon.
I love RB, and will miss it, friends, and family. Trying to get as many normal health care things taken care of as possible ahead of leaving. Squared away with voter registration for One more time to vote as a Californian.  Need to find another bank/credit union to use while on the road, and sort out how I will get mail.  
Will leave you with a few photos from my BIL & SIL place. My BIL is a retired co sheriff's detective, and my SIL (the Cowman's sister) is an attorney's admin assistant, who will be retiring this year. They are so talented, and such hard workers (neat nicks). I'm blessed that they have taken me in for the time I need to be here for the eye surgeries, and that they said I could use the spare bathroom in the main house anytime!






31 comments:

  1. Good to hear the surgery went well.

    Prayers sent for the next one!

    Took a summer trip "Out West" when I was in eight grade to see the College my sister wanted to go to, and spend time with relatives in Idaho and Washington. "Uncle Lenard" lived in Lyle, Wash, right on the Columbia, and I was quite impressed with the beauty of it all.

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    1. drjim,
      Thanks for the prayers! They are always appreciated.
      There is so much of the West I've seen and much more to see. Can hardly wait to visit friends & family!

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  2. Glad your first eye surgery was a success. I signed the final paperwork on my Moms estate. It is basically done now,(-: I hope eye surgery number two goes well too!

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    1. CiNdEe,
      Glad to hear you are done with your Mom's estate. It has been a long haul for you.
      Thanks for the well wishes on my next eye surgery.
      Yesterday my SIL & I spent hours at Wyntour gardens getting veggie plants for her garden. Love that place, best nursery in N Cal as far as I'm concerned. Lucky you to be so close!

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  3. My Goodness, that is a lot of wood!

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    1. SCOTTtheBADGER,
      OMGosh Scott, that's only a small portion of his wood stash. He also cuts and stacks to share with friends & family. He's a bit of a prepper and such a good guy.

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    1. WSF,
      Very nice, when it is so high in Cali, and they have jacked the heck out of registrations, not to mention the fuel taxes.

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  5. You have accomplished a lot and are wise to get all these things done before traveling. Pretty place, looks so peaceful. Can't wait to see the travel trailer you buy:)

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    1. Changes in the wind,
      It is easier to do it now, here, where my docs and records are, rather than wait.
      So much to learn about with getting a travel trailer, but I'm looking forward to it. Sure will post photos when I get one. Looking at used, so that I can personalize it and not take that big hit with a new one.

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  6. Love to see the photos of your trailer when you get it. Glad your eye surgery went well and you have a pretty place to recover. Big changes!

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    1. Celia,
      I will post photos when I get it, for sure.
      Big changes indeed, I'm excited!

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  7. Are you planning on living full time in the trailer or just go a bunch of places? Inquiring minds want to know. P.S. You can always park it in our very large drive way. PPS We own a ton of outdoor electrical cords.

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    1. Adrienne,
      Going to have base camp at the river house in Oregon, but will travel around to I figure out what I want to do when I grow up!
      PS: we are going to meet up one way or another.

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  8. Make sure you don't register that trailer in California or they will charge you that sales tax you're avoiding.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      That's why I'm waiting til I'm in Oregon, so it will be registered up there. Besides travel trailers are much more reasonably priced up there than down here. And most of the ones up there are built all season. There's a bunch for me to learn about, (hope I don't blow a fuse trying to figure it all out.) Any advice you might wish to impart is welcome.

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    2. When you park at relative's houses will you have hook ups? Will they run sewer, water, and electric out to you? That is a big influence on what you want.

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    3. Woodsterman,
      Most do have some sort of hookups.
      I would like to be setup to boondock so I don't have to use their utilities.

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  9. Nice photos and glad the surgery went well. I like time on the road, so much to see. I think you'll enjoy it and when you stop, you can settle somewhere again.

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    1. Rain,
      I'm excited to be starting this new adventure. Hope to get to see you on the trail.
      Thanks again for all the books, especially yours.

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  10. Definitely get ALL the admin and medical ironed out before you hit the road! And best wishes for the next surgery!

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  11. Congrats on the surgery! Safe travels.

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    1. LSP,
      One more surgery to go, Padre. Prayers.

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  12. That's a squared away place you're staying at with family now. Everything ship shape in Bristol fashion. I like a place like that.

    You've accomplished a lot, and I envy you the freedom of your future. There are times when I feel like buying a good truck and camper, blowing everything in place here on the mountain with a couple of cases of C4, and just heading out. I never will, of course...

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    1. Harry,
      It is indeed ship shape. They have taken an ordinary place and made it special.

      We all have different journeys in life. One's outlook makes a big difference in how the journey goes...

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  13. Your BIL and SIL have a tricked out pristine place, the type that I love. You will be a star in your travel trailer; I know we all will look forward to seeing how you personalize it. As you already know, you are heading up to the Columbia as the weather becomes stunning in the Pacific Northwest. You have moved along at a glacial pace in the selling of your dad's home and finishing the estate issues off through no fault of your own. When it's done girl, time to cut free and head out. Whoopee!

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    1. Cheri,
      I wish you could see it, it is a beautiful place.
      It has been fun looking at travel trailers, boy are their a lot of types, styles, etc. Excited to be closer to being on the road to new adventures.

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  14. Adventure ahead! Should you ever come east, you know you can park your truck and trailer here anytime :)

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    1. Granny Sue,
      Hope Larry is doing well after surgery.
      Thanks for the kind offer, If I ever get back East, I sure will look you guys up. Of course, the same applies to you guys if you get out West.

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  15. Have fun shopping for your rig! The right vehicle and trailer combination is crucial!

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