This weekend we got away to our local campground, Bull Run Regional Park. It's been good, we have had nothing on our agenda except kick back and vegge. We've worked on some financial planning ideas, have planned a trip to Branson, MO in September with my dad and Marti's sister and read books. We look forward to getting on the road when the time comes.
But, and it's a big but, we're starting to flesh out "Plan B", or what we'll do if the house doesn't sell. The clock is ticking towards 1 September and two things happen on that date, I retire from the Coast Guard and I receive my last paycheck. Starting 1 October I get my monthly retirement check, which will be exactly half of my income. That will be enough to live and travel on as fulltimers, but if the house doesn't go before then, I'll have to get *gulp* another job! So that is something we're following up on, too.
As we were sitting around yesterday morning, we got a phone call from our daughter, Heather. She said little Owie fell down and hurt his wrist and he was in great pain, so she was taking him to the emergency room. It turned out he has a bad sprain and has his wrist all wrapped up.
It broke our hearts that we were not able to run down and comfort him. Owie always loves Mimi's hugs. Heartbreak number one. :c(
Today we did some more reading, a little bike riding and some blog reading. One blog we follow is
Their post today is about travels in and around Astoria, Oregon, where our granddaughters, Taylor and Keirra live.
The blog pictures of the girl's home town broke our hearts, we miss them and wish we could be heading out to see them right now. Heartbreak number two. :c(
We know we're on the right track, heading towards our future (please not too distant!) full time lifestyle, where we can choose where and when to go where we need to or want to be. We're hanging on.
In the meantime, a little practicing for our future:
Next post will be the story of "The Letter".
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