Starting Out

Well this is it.

The house in WA has closed (finally!). We’ve begun our journey, although not exactly where we’d planned. We had intended to go down the the Florida Keys and then work our way back up, but we hesitated and now there are no places available. Anywhere. So we headed down to Oldsmar to be near the ice rink so I could get some practicing in. Its been fantastic being able to ride my bike to the rink instead of a 2 hour drive each way.

What I didn’t realize is how busy we’d be! The kids are doing their lessons, I’m still trying to find places for everything and Designerd is working-which is mostly normal, but there is no deferred maintenance allowed in a 31′ motorhome containing 5 people. You can’t stick the dishes in the dishwasher and walk away.

So far our days vaguely resemble this: Wake up, put bed back to sofa, make breakfast, eat breakfast, clean up breakfast dishes, start school/work/skating, start dinner in crock pot, clean up any prep work, make lunch, eat lunch, clean up after lunch, more school/etc., chat with passersby, eat dinner, clean up after dinner, play a game, get ready for bed, turn sofa back to bed, tuck in kid, clean up bathroom, keep older kids in their spaces, final tidy check, read or check internet, sleep. Wow. We eat a lot! lol.

Anyway, we’re enjoying it so far and working out the kinks. We have a list of things to modify or get from storage over the holidays, but we’re making do with what we have.

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