Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year


Another week is gone, actually a whole year is gone.  I can remember when I started dreaming about RVing fulltime, two to three years seemed so far away.  Here it is close to happening and now it is getting close.  I have done a lot of research as to what I need to do to accomplish this goal, looking at different types of RV’s and purging of the things that won’t be needed.  I now have only clothes that fit and have gotten rid of the many sizes waiting in the closet for the next time they would be needed.  Since my surgery I will NEVER need them again.  I gave them all away.  I now have to use that same thinking to get rid of the things that I “might “ need.  One of the ways that I can do that is to put all the things that I will use in the RV in my bedroom and bedroom closet.  Everything else is in one place somewhere else in the house.  Now to sort it all and decide where it will go.  Some of it will make the cut to the RV, but most of it will be tossed or given away.  I hope that I will be able to retire within the next 6 months.  It all depends on if I can get out from under this mobile home.


This past week I only worked eight hours a day, which was really nice.  I go back to ten hours again starting Monday.  Getting off early allowed me to go to the ophthalmologist last Tuesday.  I now have to use new eye drops (a steroid).  It seems to be working and I will have a follow up visit next Tuesday.  Until then I will have to wear glasses, no  contacts until he gives the okay.


Ted was able to come for the weekend and took me out for dinner on New Years Eve.  We went to the Macaroni Grill and had a couple of seafood dishes, both were good.  there would have been a twenty or more minute wait, except that we chose to sit in the bar and didn’t have to wait at all.  After dinner we just went home and watched a bit of  TV.  I had every intension of waiting up to see the “Ball” drop in NY, but that didn’t happen.  I only made it to 9:00,  Ted didn’t even make it that far.  I did wake up at midnight to several “booms” and other loud noises in the neighborhood.  Ted was up and out of the house by 5:00am to go over to church for the Men In Mission Annual New Year’s Breakfast.  On the menu, eggs to order, pancakes, toast, bacon, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, and of course juice, coffee, tea and milk.  I was there a little after 7:00 and within the next couple of hours there were probably twenty or more people that came to enjoy breakfast.  As usual the food was good.



After breakfast Ted and I went to Best Buy to check out the TV’s for when I move into an RV.  I ‘m not sure as to what size I should get.  How much space is there in the bedroom for a TV?    The one that I have now I huge and so heavy and the picture went out but came back one,so I think I may need a new one soon.  He also moved the wireless printer into the bedroom and set it up for me.

Ted has gone to the airport to pick up Pastor Steve and his son Spearman. (They were on vacation in Colorado.)  He should be home soon.



I hope that you all have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!        Angel is ready for bed.

Thank you for visiting

Susan and Angel 


  1. The count down begins. Soon we'll see you out on the road! :)

  2. 6 months, wow! I have a year until I retire, but at this point it seems so close. You must be so excited! You pics of Angel are so cute, she looked just darling in her new Christmas sweater.

    Happy New Year to you and Angel. I've enjoyed reading your blog this year, and 2011 will bring many exciting times for you, I'm sure. (Me and My Dog)

  3. Have you listed your home yet? It may be a good idea to put it on the market and be ready to move into a room or apartment if it sell before you are quite ready. Better to soon that to have to wait after you retire.