Proud to be a STRONG woman

I felt some kinda way today when I saw a woman I know post a video of her beautiful home with a view. So let me break it down for real. I have worked since I was 13, put myself through college while taking my 2 sons with me to night classes. I have accomplished so much, owned 3 homes and truly am so proud of being able to say I don’t need a man. I love my husband of 30 years but certainly would be a ok without him. This woman since i have met her has looked for ONLY men with money who could take care of her so she could just be cute with no job. And there have been lots. My question is how can you be proud when nothing you have belongs to you? Maybe I’m different but if I drive a Hyundai I paid for it is better than a benz that dude can yank at anytime.

Oh the adventures we will have

I have learned so much about an rv in the last month, I thought I would share the adventure Hooking up the truck to the camper is the hardest thing, first you have to back right up to the hitch connector and wait for the clamp to engage. Once this is done we have to pull it out of our steep ass driveway, hitch grinding the entire time into the street so we can get level enough to put on the stabilizer bars. These damn things scare the crap out of me so I simply stand back and watch. You have to put the trailer tongue down to take the weight off the truck then put on these steel bars in with a pry bar that makes a loud noise when on, good lord. Oh then there is two chain connectors that attach to the truck and the power supply for the lights to work. I’m tired just talking about it even though after the 3rd time we did the whole process in under 10 minutes.

On our first trip we learned that you need atleast a 4000 watt generator after we lost all power, oh n check your battery connectors to make sure they are all hooked up, another lesson as ours weren’t. Locate the gfi before you leave just in case it gets tripped you know where to find it, its in our bathroom, who knew.

The great part is we get to sleep in our own bed, no one bothers us, and we get to go to great places. The pictures below were taken at Mt Hood.

Blogging


I am researching the whole “make a profit from your blog” concept and in my quest for information I read a book that suggested my grammar needed to be perfect. I do not agree with this and let me tell you why.
• I want people to follow my blog because of my fun personality and great information and a lot of that has to do with my slang and off the wall perspective and humor. None of which obey good grammar rules
• I spent 4 years of my life in college getting my bachelor’s degree and had to write using correct syntax, why would I torture myself for the rest of my life doing the same.
• I have two college graduate children and for the past 9 years I have been the editor and chief of every one of their papers, I’m tired.
My hope is that when you read my blog you can’t help but smile at least once.

Moving, Moving, Moving

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I have always believed that what you put out in the universe happens and I now feel stronger than ever that this is true. The day that I sold the first item out of our house and we decided to put it on the market, I began recieving phone calls and emails about jobs in Portland. Friday I accepted a new position and will be moving on August 16th. It has all happened so fast and is so very exciting. The only thing I will miss in Idaho is my Mom for sure and my dad but it’s a 45 minute flight to come visit. Let’s hope this house sells quickly and we truly will be totally free from debt. Let the fun begin

Committ and Get Rid of the Clutter

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I posted last week all the stuff (clutter I call it) that we don’t use in our house, including 2 spare beds, 3 dressers, tables, you name it I listed it for sale. All of it gone as of yesterday. Three credit cards paid in full from the proceeds, yeah it’s on… I’m not sure my husband is feeling so great about all the stuff being carted out but I don’t have an attachment to stuff. Ok I sold a bed, one more thing I don’t have to worry about moving. Then there is the questions, why are you so gungho on getting rid of stuff, aren’t you moving to fast? Really? So here’s the answer NO, NO, and NO. If you are going to committ to something do it, why do anything halfway. I am excited about having zero debt and am motivated so just be quiet and get on board or I might sell you too, ha.

Get Gazelle Intense

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I knew this year was going to bring BIG changes but I had no idea how big they would be. Yesterday my husband and I had a long discussion and determined it was time for him to give notice at his job (doesn’t have another one waiting) so he can focus on truly finding a position that utilizes his many degree’s and skill set. I know you all are saying you’re crazy, yep we are and we are huge fans of Dave Ramsey so if you follow him the next decision should not surprise you.
We also decided to have a realtor come out on Friday and evaluate our house to put on the market. Our kids have been gone for years, they are not moving back to Idaho, so a 4 bedroom, 3 bath house for us two doesn’t make much sense at this point. On the market it goes in August.
We have decided to sell EVERYTHING in the house, couches, beds, tables, rugs, pictures, the whole enchilada and only move our clothes and pots/ pans. We will use this money to eliminate debt.
• Whatever we make we are using to pay off credit cards, student loans, and the last balance on our vehicle.
• I have cancelled my contributions temporarily to my retirement plan, this money also will go to eliminate every single debt that remains. (Dave Ramsey, I’m listening)
• We are getting Gazelle intense and are going to live like no one else.
I can’t say that I am not scared because I am. We have not rented in 25 years so the thought of having to share a wall with someone is interesting at best and we have 2 little dogs so that will make it even more exciting. But the way I see it if you are afraid of change you can never grow. Here’s to a sensational next 3 months…