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Monday, May 16, 2011

An Anniversary

Today marks the first anniversary of the start of this blog!

What a year it has been!

I now have 344 posts under my belt.

I have had 1230 comments on my blog (although a few of those were my own).

I am up to 59 followers – which I didn’t really expect, indeed, for the first couple of weeks I didn’t even make my blog public and I think my sister and mom were my only readers! I am glad I took the chance because I am happy to have you all dropping by at my place here in blogville. Thanks for stopping in!

I’ve come a long way since my first posts – I think it was a week or two before I added any pictures. And my early posts were really short.

And WE have come a long way since my first post as well. One year ago, Harry and I were planning on fulltiming someday. In my very first post, I mentioned that we would be working seven or eight more years. Wow, was that only a year ago? I do remember that we originally planned to retire in 2017 or 18, but it seems like that was a really long time ago! But nope – it was last May. Now we have compressed our timeline considerably and we have one year and 10 months left before we put our house on the market.

One year ago, we had just found a renter for the condo, and now, hopefully we will be selling it in just a few days.

One year ago, we were just getting ready to sell our pop-up trailer, and about a month later, we would sell our truck, a Ford F-150. Now we have bought our new truck, and in just a month, we will pick up our new fifth wheel. Smile

Since last May, we have completed numerous renovation projects on our house, and I have already listed them in previous posts, so I won’t recap them again here. Suffice to say there’s been a lot of work done around here since I started this blog.

Wow! Hard to believe so much has changed in just one year! We have a number of projects to complete in this next year, and hopefully some fun trips and milestones reached as well. Stay tuned… Be right back


  1. congrats on your one year anniversary!!!..amazing how time flies by in the blink of an eye!..just think next year at this time how close the dream will be..you will be able to reach out and touch it!!
    have a great day, Jessica and Harry!!
    you now have 1231 comments!!

  2. Congrats on your 1st Blogging anniversary. You're right, it's been quite a year for you and Harry. It's been fun following along and seeing all you've accomplished. I'm sure there are many more exciting adventures ahead for you to blog about!

  3. It is amazing how once you know what you want to do how anxious you are to do it. Looks like you are taking giant steps toward your dream, will be nice to see you out on the road.

  4. I really do think blogging helps keep your eye on the goal!

  5. I hadn't even realized it was a year already! I remember when I found your blog :) Went by fast!!

  6. Congratulations on your first year blogging! You have a great blog!
    What a difference a year can make!!!!

  7. Congrats on your 1st Blogging anniversary!!