It is so nice to be able to have a later start to the morning. On my usual Wednesday off, Harry still has to work. So we usually motivate and get ourselves going at our normal way too early time. However, Harry took today off as well, so we are enjoying our coffee and hanging out reading blogs and forums.
I had a comment last night in response to my short little entry about our countdown having entered a new phase. Rick and Kathy Rousseau mentioned the possibility of putting our house on the market earlier and then living in the trailer until Harry was able to retire. We would really love to do that, it sure would cut our cost of living, and we did throw the idea around briefly. But we just don’t see any way that it would work. Right now we are lucky that we can keep our fiver in our driveway, and we had a 50 amp outlet installed in our garage, so we have power and water access. If we sold the house though, say later next year, we wouldn’t have anyplace to go in the fiver. Being so far north, parks around here start closing in early October. We don’t have any family in the Albany area who could offer us a place to park. And Harry can’t retire until early February. So there’s a period of about 4 and a half months left where we can’t see where we could land.
So this is our current plan…we intend to put the house on the market mid January 2013. (It won’t be long until we can say next January.) Harry will retire at the end of February 2013. If by some miracle, our house should sell quickly, we figure that our closing and Harry’s retirement would be probably around the same time. That would be the best case scenario, but only time will tell if that works out for us. Chances are we will have to settle in for a period of some months while we are waiting for the house to sell. Once the weather warms up enough that we can de-winterize the fiver, we will move into the fiver out in the driveway so that our house will always be “show-ready.” I will work until the house sells. And then, off on the road we go!! So that’s the plan.
Today’s plan…work on the bathroom. So I guess I better get moving!! Pictures to come later…