Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The pace is beginning to slow down a bit

It has been a whirlwind since we signed a contract to sell the house last last week.

We are are getting ready to leave for South Dakota on Sunday to become residents there. We will be there a couple of days.

We are rethinking our choice for a towable vehicle. We are now considering an Nissan Xterra with manual transmission instead of a Honda CRV. Still not sure which way to go there yet. We have been looking online and been to some dealers nearby for a test drive.

We have been getting some quotes to address a few items that showed up during the home inspection. Yesterday the appraiser came through to get that done.

Pam and I have have been following through on all kinds of medical appointments and things to get checked out and fixed up before we head out next month.

Looks like we will move out the end of May and be in a local campground nearby for a couple of weeks. That way to we can finish up with work and have our friends and neighbors come by to check out the RV.

We have gotten a few RV insurance quotes and have asked for some others that we expect to get in a couple of days.

The condo in Chesapeake has not sold yet. It has been on the market since the first part of April so we have decided to lower the price and hopefully get some action there.

Now it is becoming very real--instead of 'soon' we are very much in the middle of transition.
We are very excited but sobered a bit by how fast it all is happening. In the midst of the flury we have peace about all of this and look forward to the next steps in our calling.

It has been a long time since we have had to say goodbye to friends as we depart.
Soon we will be on our way and looking forward to our next visit with them as we make new friends and head out.

That is about it for today as we get ready to travel. Sioux Falls - here we come!


  1. Looks like you guys have lots going on. I don't know if you have considered the Jeep Liberty as a tow or not. That is what we have and love it.

    When you leave next month, which direction will you be heading?

    Have a safe trip to Sioux Falls.

    Hugs to you both and again congratulations on starting this new phase of your life.


  2. Wow, congrats on the contract! I hadn't checked in here in a while, so this is big news.

    I'll be carefully watching your experience with South Dakota. We are considering switching our domicile from Washington to SD in the next couple of years.

    Good luck!