When I quit my job about a month ago to tend to the house I had no idea the amount of work it would take to get us prepared to get on the road in our camper. I used to sell real estate so I procured a discount broker to help us sell the house and took most of the realtor’s responsibilities over, readied the house for sale and started showing it. Easy enough in theory, until the house was under contract and the last two weeks were spent agonizing over what we should keep and what we should get rid off. Selling large items on craigslist, moving what was being kept into a 10′ x 10′ storage locker, a couple of garage sales, and numerous trips to goodwill took enormous amounts of time. We had last minute preparations to ready the house for the buyers, and then we waited patiently for our turn to sign the closing documents on the morning of June 2.

Monday night we celebrated with Janet’s parents and began to feel the pressures of this whole process lessening. Tuesday was final preparations for our departure that included getting the oil changed and the tires rotated.  Wednesday we packed the trailer – I am sure we are taking way too much with us, but it all fit into the trailer someway, somehow, somewhere. The next day, we hit the road for Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo. Arrived to temperatures as hot as Hades – probably so that we’ll have realistic memories of Texas while we’re gone!

So it goes ….. as one door closes another one opens.

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