Things sometimes amaze me. Numbers usually are not one of them. As a kid in grade school, I found that one of the three "Rs" tortured me...'rithmatic. I spent many hours suffering through mental anguish trying to get those multiplication tables to stay in my brain. Very frustrating when I had perfectly good fingers and toes to count on.
Even more maddening was that to use a calculator was considered almost sinful. The common explanation was what would you do if you didn't have access to a calculator, or that the batteries were dead in it? As long as I was careful around power equipment, knives and saws, the fingers and toes would work just fine.
High school algebra and geometry was even worse. My freshman year I had to do Algebra I over in summer school to squeak by to get a passing grade. As a senior, I was in Algebra II, required to pass to graduate. I had grades so low I had to be careful not to trip over them when I walked. A miracle occurred for me, if your overall grade point average of all your courses was at a certain level, you didn't have to take a final exam.
Since I aced all my other courses, history, auto shop, English, gym, study hall and lunch, I lucked out and passed Algebra II. It was a great day to get that diploma (phew!).
Our life getting ready to travel fulltime in our Journey is getting bombarded with numbers. Budgets, miles per gallon, CCC. Even trying to sell our humble abode is stacked full of numbers, and stats.
Since we put out house up for sale last June, we've had over 30 showings to potential buyers, 9 of which have been with our new realtor, Mike. He said statistically, he has a listing on the market and average of 28 days before he gets a sale, he averages 7 showings of that house to get a sale. He has a good track record of 72 homes sold this year. Statistically, we should have sold our house at least three times already. With 9 showings already and our house listed with him 21 days this Saturday, we should be seeing an offer soon. If you can believe statistics.
Aren't you impressed with how well I threw all those numbers and stats out there? Let me pause here a minute to put my shoes and socks back on.
Even more numerically incredible to Marti and me is that this is our 401st blog post. We have 94 followers and have had over 61,000 views and are nearing 3000 comments. It is just amazing that so many of you tune in to our written ramblings to see what we're up to and what trouble we'll be getting ourselves into next on our path to get on the road fulltime.
We thank each and every one of your for your interest in our journey to start our journey in our Journey. It's been a tremendous encouragement and keeps us focused on the prize.
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