Sunday, November 13, 2011

Major Things Off List & Questions

Yesterday turned out to be a great day to knock off a couple of things off of my list that needs to be done before I depart. First, had a friend come over with a "man eater" machine. We cleared out some wild overgrown brush on the back of my property line, to the point of being at the level to where I can use a lawn mower in the future.

The big thing that was knocked off the list was selling my old '94 Chevy Truck, within an hour after putting the for sale sign on the window. I was wanting to clean it before selling and that was going to happen after I finished the yard work of clearing that brush. Just out of curiosity I went ahead and put the sign on the truck anyway while we worked. The buyer test drove it and paid in cash, the price I was asking for.

There is no surprise I have a lot of interest in people wanting to buy my 2003 BMW Z4, with a different color than what you see most of them painted. I will drive my other car until I am finally ready to leave.

With the high winds today 25-40mph from the SW, I will be working inside, doing more things on my "list before departure"....sorting what goes to goodwill, what is sold or thrown out. Based on responses I think the things I am selling will be sold locally before I even have to put it on Craig's List.

I get comments for both ideas of selling my house. Put the sign up immediately and sell as is....or wait until I do some improvements I had planned on doing when I was planning on living here, then put the for sale sign out.A few friends locally think based on what I want to do here before I leave and what I need to do once I find an RV, that I will be gone within 5 months.

Even though I have feedback on these questions, I would like to throw out a few of them to get some ideas from you.

1. Best TV satellite service  - plus what kind of dish?
2. Best cell phone / internet service
3. If I remodel by taking a chair out and putting in a desk for my computer, what do you normally do with the chairs / tables you take out when remodeling a RV?

Friends of mine are becoming excited about the RVing full-time idea, even a couple of them that were somewhat negative when I first mentioned what I wanted to do.

3 comments:

  1. 1. Best TV satellite service - plus what kind of dish?

    A> My preference is Direct TV

    2. Best cell phone / internet service

    A> I use Tracfone for telephone because I'm not a big cell phone user and it saves me money by paying as I go. For internet I use Verizon. There seems to be wider coverage over most of the USA.

    3. If I remodel by taking a chair out and putting in a desk for my computer, what do you normally do with the chairs / tables you take out when remodeling a RV?

    I donated mine to the local Goodwill.

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  2. I know most people use DirectTV for RVing I don't use anything. But I am not full timing yet.

    For my cell I use straight talk from Walmart get great service, and its a little cheaper than Verizon, andit is unlimited and no contract. I will go back to Verizon for my internet as what I changed to really stinks.

    The things I took out of my MH I stored in my shed so I can return them if I sell. But my changes weren't that drastic.

    But I must say when you made up your mind you sure did hit it hard. Good for you.

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  3. I used to have DirectTV, but now only watch tv through a DTV converter box. I'm fine with that actually. It's free & picks up local channels.

    Took out my dinette -- kept the table in the RV, but with my dogs, I crate, so I store the table beside one of the crates. I actually put the base for the dinette bench in my garage & the cushions in a closet in my house. I like Shoeless Joe's suggestion as mine went byebye to a hurricane anyhow!

    Cell, I use Sprint. internet - sprint air card - unlimited service. Verizon has better coverage, but limited services. It all depends on your needs.

    Good luck, you are getting closer!

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