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Old 11-22-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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Full Timers Test

Well guys, we have sold our house and will be spending our last Thanksgiving in our current home. We are building a new home, however it will not be ready until late February or early March 07. In the interim we will be living in the Monty full time. What a great test for the little woman, Lab, and I to see just how much we really want to full time. I retire in less than five years so we are getting very anxious. Will keep you guys posted on our successes and failures. I hope all the tips we have picked up over the last four years from you guys pay off.

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Old 11-22-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:45 PM   #3
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It's a good thing you are down south. We wouldn't last long in Minnesota trying to do that.
Good luck! We've yet to try an extended stay in ours and am looking forward to the day.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:17 PM   #4
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It'll be an adventure!! Enjoy.
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:40 AM   #5
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Good luck and enjoy! I hope you'll be able to travel during your "fulltiming test" so you can enjoy the entire experience of fulltiming.
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:38 PM   #6
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Ditto what Steve said. Full timing and sitting still is OK but full timing and traveling is the best part.
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:16 AM   #7
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It will work if you want it to work. It is interesting to read this forum over time. The same problem is seen by one person as a total disaster while another sees it as a normal challenge to be met and overcome. Circumstances are, by and large , whatever we make of them. Anybody with "Tex" in their handle should be able to roll with any punch. Happy RVing......

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Old 11-25-2006, 10:14 AM   #8
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Congrats! I am sure you are going to really enjoy this new phase in your life.
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:09 PM   #9
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I love being in the Montana. We plan on doing the same thing when we move and build on our property in Montana.

Building a house is so exciting. I love construction of homes. You guys will do great and it will be a good test to see if you'd like to full time.

Do keep us updated and post Photos. It will be great fun to see the progress.

Wishing you the best good fortune on your new home and enjoy every moment you can.

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Old 11-29-2006, 03:28 PM   #10
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Guys we thank you all so much for the great words of encouragement. I can see right now there is one major lesson already learned; do not try to bring everything from your stick house to your Monty. My wife, God bless her, has brought ever piece of clothing we own. You know what I mean....some I had forgotten about four belt holes back. Anyway, after a scolding and much discussion, we have decided the best this process is teaching so far is to limit clothing necessary and donate those ten items that a very much alike. More to come I am sure.

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Old 11-29-2006, 03:32 PM   #11
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Yep, scaling down is no walk in the park.
We expect regular reports, we all learn from each other.
Good luck to you guys.
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:26 PM   #12
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Yes, clothes are a problem. Especially if you just retired and have all these "work" dress up clothes. We will be sending many boxes to Hospice. Steve and Vicki gave us some good ideas. One dress outfit for each for weddings and funerals. Another outfit to go out to dinner where jeans aren't acceptable and after that it is jeans, shorts, T-Shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts. We will probably keep a couple more dressier outfits because we like cruises. We have been throwing away worn out clothes on a daily basis. But I still have a lot of suits from working. Someone is going to get a really good deal.
Happy trails...........................
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #13
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Sue and Ed - we have just come to the same conclusion regarding work clothes. Since I still have to work for a couple more years, then we are focused on shedding the Little Woman's excess needs. We will focus on ours when the time draws closer. Thanks for all for the information.

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