Home Tomorrow

Commitment and persistence.

Commitment and persistence.


I am trying to face going home tomorrow “with the grace of a woman, and not the grief of a child.”

Once we leave here tomorrow morning, we will be plunged into a maelstrom of tasks, chores, medical appointments, etc. and probably won’t even have time to think for a few days.

Then the real work starts.

I had planned to redo the bathrooms a year or so ago. My normal procedure is to research how to do projects, watch Youtube videos to learn techniques, then plunge in over my head and eventually end up with a decent job done.

That doesn’t work anymore. I learned I simply don’t have the physical strength to do carpentry and remodeling anymore.

So those projects remain undone. And if we are to sell the place, the kitchen counters also need to be redone.

So my job for the foreseeable future will be scheduling handymen to do the work as I can afford each project. I can’t afford to hire professionals. Hopefully I can find some gifted, reliable handymen.

But back to dreams of fulltiming…

Tinycamper laundry.  :)

Tinycamper laundry. 🙂

It has been rainy here, but yesterday we got a break in the weather long enough to do a little laundry with my Wonder Wash and spin dryer.

That was pure fun to me… and the wash smelled so fresh after drying in the sun and breeze.

But the real world calls, and we will answer tomorrow.

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20 Comments

  1. Oh dear, fun’s over for a while, hmm? Sorry to hear that, but the sooner get your home projects done, the sooner you can hit the road again!
    JanisP
    http://www.littlebittyliving.com

    • Janis, I tried 4 times to comment on your new blog, and each time the message disappeared when I hit Publish. I don’t thing Blogger likes tinycamper.

      Anyway, I am absolutely thrilled that you’ll be doing a teenycamper travel blog. Knowing you, it is going to be a blast to follow!

      I’ll put your link on my blogroll as soon as I get a new computer and am no longer typing on my phone.

  2. roy vannoy

     /  March 22, 2015

    I have the same clothrack, I would like to hear about your washer/spinner device.

    • Roy, I blogged about it a while back here.

      Oops — my phone is not letting me copy and paste. If you go back through the older posts, it’s titled Doing Laundry in a Casita. Sorry I can’t provide the link.

  3. It will be interesting to see if the Casita slams on its brakes when you turn onto your street!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    • I bet it will!

      I was just on your blog trying to get the curry picture to load with my bad connection. It finally did–and it was gorgeous, as usual. I dearly love curry, but turkey is one thing I’ve never tried.

  4. You’ve never eaten turkey, or never eaten turkey in a curry?

    • Turkey in curry. Sorry. 🙂

      I love Indian curry dishes, but don’t care for Thai.

      Still typing on a phone… hope tp have another computer within a week.

  5. Sharon, you are the Do It Yourself Queen! You’ll figure out what you need to, and then figure out a way to pay for the rest. If I were handy at all, I would be on the road in a minute to help you.

    Relax, and enjoy how good it does feel to be home (before the work starts, anyway).

    You will rock this. I’m sure of that.

    • Judy, you don’t know how much your pep talk did for mr. It took the house out of Mission Impossible in my head, and made it Mission Possible.

      Thank you so very much!

  6. Love that quote. And the first photo has much symbolism.

    Just a thought – check with a few realtors before you determine that this work must be done before the property is listed. I was convinced we would have to go through much DIY hell before our house went on the market but … (thank God!) I was dead wrong.

    It is Mission Possible!!! I’m so happy for you and Ron! What an adventure …….. !

    • I will check, Kim, but there are things that have been so neglected that they must be fixed — for my conscience’s sake if nothing else.

      My sister Gail told me essentially the same thing — her realtor told her “it is what it is.” So she did a lot of painting and prettying that wasn’t necessary. Her buyers had already decided they wanted the house before they even saw the inside.

      I’m hoping that by next fall, when the place is in good shape, that a nature lover will see it when the deer come out of the woods and will feel they must have it! It could happen! 🙂

  7. It was a fantastic trip and now you have a goal to keep you busy. It will be nice to have more room to stretch out for a while. I always hated to come home until I got here. Even Fred loves the bigger space, he runs from one end to other for a couple days. But Oh how I love to leave again. I wouldn’t spend to much on the fixes. Sometimes a few fixes make a better price point. But one never knows what the new owners would change anyway.

    • Thanks for the great advice, Jo. I’ll do what I can when I can — then pray for a non-picky buyer! 🙂

  8. Good luck with all that is to come. Embrace the journey as just ‘part of it’ and before you know it, you will be rolling again to destinations that will grab you every time you move! Bask in the warm glow of knowing it will be the best adventure ever.

  9. Aww….so sad to see this journey end…. I’ve enjoyed living vicariously thru you!! And we are in the same boat …….as to fixing the things we’ve always wanted to in our home in order to sell- what’s with that!!?!! Not fair!! Enjoy your time with family at least and maybe your house will sell “as is”!!!!–Rain

    • I’m feeling a lot more positive about everything working out now.

      Thanks for traveling with us! 🙂

  10. Horst

     /  March 23, 2015

    Sorry to see your and Ron’s adventure end…I enjoyed tagging along…good luck on your projects….maybe test the market on how it is now…you might be surprised…Horst sends

    • I think you are right, Horst!

      Now it’s my turn to enjoy your future travels! 🙂

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