Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Resting Up from Yesterday's Activities (Troy, MO)

Our time is coming to an end to be with my sister Doris, but we'll be here again next year. We saw her briefly today in between her dog training sessions and the hard rains.  We saw a very unusual cloud formation as a roll of clouds came over that was across the whole Western sky.  There were no severe weather warnings, but by the way it looked we weren't so sure there wouldn't be later in the day.  Nothing but rain so far.

I spent the day reading blogs and working with  pictures again.  I took a LOT of pictures this month and I needed to tag and label them. That's quite a job.  Time went real fast today.  I also saw the new show we recorded,  "Persons Unknown."  That's my type of show and I sat breathless watching it!

Jim here... Pardon me while I interrupt your normally scheduled blog.  All you ladies out there, turn this blog over to your DH and leave the room.  OK, thanks... Hi guys.  Some of you have inquired about the RV earrings that I bought Dee for her birthday.  They're available here.  What you do is, order a pair of charms, along with a pair of ball posts, and they'll make them into earrings for you.  Or, if your lady is into charms, you can just order one of the charms for her.  Anyway, thought you'd appreciate the tip.  Now, go get your DW and let her finish the blog.  Thanks.

It wasn't hot today, but very humid, so we turned on the A/C in the afternoon. We're supposed to get severe storms through the night.

I found something that might help with all those that are thinking about full timing.  It  helped us so I thought I'd pass it along.


Campground membership dues
Homeowner's Insurance is replaced by RV Insurance
Utlility Bills are replaced by campground fees and propane costs
Phone bills are replaced by cell phone bills
Internet expenses are replaced by wi-fi, cellular broadband, or satellite internet charges
Trash collection is not replaced
Real estate taxes may be replaced by personal property taxes
Home security system is replaced by RV security system or security devices
Cable/Satellite TV is replaced by mobile satellite TV
Housecleaning is not replaced but IS reduced
Landscaping is not replaced
General home maintenance is replaced by general RV maintenance
Car payments may be replaced by tow vehicle or toad payments
Gas/diesel is replaced by more gas/diesel (maybe)
Vehicle licenses are replaced by RV/tow vehicle/toad licenses
Vehicle maintenance is replaced by tow vehicle or toad maintenance
Vehicle insurance is replaced by tow vehicle or road insurance
Vehicle taxes/registration are replaced by tow vehicle or road taxes/registration
Food is food
Clothing is clothing (but probably less of it)
Entertainment is entertainment

All of these may not apply to you, but it's something to think about.

Tomorrow will be our last day in Troy, MO.


Unknown said...

I saw clouds like that in Texas once. Golf ball sized hail followed. Good food for thought with the budget. We are living much less expensively on the road as we aren't buying things all the time. But there are expenses. We just bought a weed eater today for our little front lawn by our camp host space at Morro Strand State Beach.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

We had pretty good sized hail down here in Dardenne Prairie yesterday, it didn't last long but rained pretty hard for a short while, That's basically weather here, if you don't what you get it will change shortly. Sam was going to go up to Fort Madison Ia. to photograph trains for a couple days but put it off till the weather is better, He didn't want to drive 2 1/2 hours just to sit in the trailer. be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

KarenInTheWoods said...

Hey Dee.. I like your thinking on the budget ideas.

But-- because we already have the rig and all the costs associated with it, such as insurance and fuel and maintenance, our costs are doubled right now. So here is MY way of thinking:

Expenses are gonna be cut in HALF once we get rid of this house! LOL

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard