Sunday, July 17


After much deliberation, I stumbled on the website name.  HOMEWITH and locked it in for a 3-year commitment.  I hope to turn this journal into an online resource to other crazy people out there who might consider taking this plunge into the unknown of traveling independence.

Just to give credit where it is due, I was reading when I came up with the name.  If you have not visited this site please do.  It is a couple who hit the road full-time in 2005 and have documented pretty much every step along the way. (sounds familiar).  I stumbled onto them after starting this journal and find their early story very consistent with ours.  It is my hope to contact them and cross paths one day.

This weekend I interviewed several families for last rental property (current residence).  I am very happy with my options!  Many were even interested in a 2-year lease.  The house plan is looking good.

The boss has been busy selling furniture and household items on local facebook resale groups.  Although we got stood up for several buyer appointments we are still getting rid of a good bit of stuff.  The majority of the large household items are sold or paid for to be picked up at the end of the month.  The little stuff will be sorted through and we hope to sell it at one big YARD / ESTATE SALE.

There have been a few emotional moments going through our smaller keepsakes but other than that we have had the realization that all of the “things” that we measured our comfort and success with (our stuff) is simply that ….. It’s stuff

The fancy couch and TV that we took so much pride in is just used “stuff” when others are coming by to buy it.  The process of selling our household items has actually become pretty exciting as it is adding to our ‘escape plan” nest egg.


“Just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year, not to cause any trouble but shouldn’t that be an even number?”