Hi! This is Leigh. I don’t usually write the blogs but I felt inspired. I just finished reading a blog by A Girl and Her Commander. She made me want to really get out into nature like we had originally planned. We were so excited when we first began a year ago. We have lost our way a bit.
How did this happen? I’ll tell you. The reason I think we lost our way is because we lost our focus. We forgot why we decided to do this in the first place. It didn’t happen quickly. It was gradual. It started with the number of repairs we had to make. Before we left North Carolina, we had to put a new set of tires on the RV. That was over $2,000. Ouch!!!! When we got to California, we had some steering issues. We paid to have it fixed. It is still not completely fixed which makes Tim not really want to drive it because it pulls a lot and when you are dealing with high winds, it can get downright scary! We paid to have the awning fixed; the refrigerator, the generator, the icemaker too. We had the flooring replaced…just to name a few. Of those items, only the refrigerator is still working. I think the generator is working but we don’t know because we had a problem with our propane tank (It would not fill) and of course, the generator runs off propane. We had planned to get solar added so we could boondock more, but no luck yet. We knew that we would encounter some repairs with an older coach. We just didn’t know how many.
I am still working full-time and going to school and working on a dissertation so I haven’t been as focused on the repairs but without the repairs, we don’t get to roam like we had dreamed of doing.
We are heading back to California next month with a dose of reality pie. We will be staying at an RV Park to be close to work and friends. However, I am hoping we can get the repairs done and hit the road soon for some adventure….even if it’s just short weekend outings. If Stevie J won’t make it, I am buying a tent!
Thank you for sticking with us and supporting our dreams with your positives vibes and love. Hope to see you soon!
Til Next Time,
Peace & Blessings!
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