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Friday, April 08, 2016

Rain?

It was cloudy and not as hot yesterday.  During the night I heard rain for awhile.  Haven’t heard that in several weeks.

Mom continues to pack and move.  She drove up to Payson by herself, spent the night in her new abode, and drove home again the next day.  Everything went well.  She is now putting more stuff in the storage unit and starting to pack the car for another load up to Payson.  Next week we will get the furniture moved into the storage unit she is keeping, and then start the serious clearout of the mobile.

She has someone calling on Monday to maybe buy the furniture she doesn’t want to keep.  I’ll have him look at some of mine as well, including the stuff I inherited.  I have a 1906 windup Victrola that was my Dad’s.  I can’t keep hauling it around and putting it in storage.  No one wants antiques anymore I’m told, so I won’t get much money for it.  Also have a really nice Hoosier cabinet that was built in the Showers factory in Bloomington, IN.  My first house was just up the hill from there, and I bought the cabinet from the estate sale for the woman that owned the house prior.  Again, probably won’t get much.

I listed Mom’s mobile home on Craigslist.  First time listing anything there.  Nothing.  Lowered the price.  Still nothing.  I’ll lower it again today.  She will probably have to just walk away from the money she spent on it, fixing it up to be the nice mobile home it is now.  I will probably be the same in a few months, but I came in knowing that.  I feel badly for her on this, but she is moving on.

I feel like I’m spinning my wheels a lot.  I get overwhelmed as I try to decide what to do next, and just focus on the small steps needed in day to day life.  I’ve looked at several RV’s with Jim and Sandie Dixon helping, and Croft going with me yesterday.  Nothing that I can live in at my price point.  I’ll start looking at dealerships where I’ll have more wiggle room on getting the money.  I hate to pull the money out of the 401k until I find what I want, but individual sellers want the money on the barrelhead now.

So, that is what is going on this week.

7 comments:

  1. It would be a shame to give up the Victrola, but when you have no room... It has been fun checking out RV's with you. Don't worry, the perfect one will come up and you will know when it does.

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  2. Just keep looking and eventually you will know the perfect Rv. We looked at hundreds for a very long time , before we for our coach. Be picky ...

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  3. Do you plan to travel a lot in your RV, or park it for long periods of time? I liked the space and arrangement of my 5th wheel, but the appliances in it were a bunch of crap, and outrageously expensive - to replace and/or to fix. I needed a new gasket on my small RV fridge, which cost me $385! For a simple gasket! Unless you are handy and can fix most things yourself, I think an RV can be a PITA, but of course they do represent freedom. Good luck in your search.

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  4. Glad mom is doing so good. We were lucky. Had a good friend who really liked antiques so we gave him ours. If you keep looking you're going to find the right rig for you.

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  5. Glad mom is doing so good. We were lucky. Had a good friend who really liked antiques so we gave him ours. If you keep looking you're going to find the right rig for you.

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  6. It can take time to sell on Craigslist. Unless absolutely necessary, it isn't good to keep lowering your prices. The Hoosier cabinet I would love - too bad I am so distant from it; I'd give my eye teeth for one; and that Victrola is valuable. Try it on CL for awhile too, maybe. Your Mom sounds like a "go-getter". That's so good.

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  7. You should consider joining the facebook group Roadtreking the Group. At least a couple of times a week there are folks selling their rigs and offering it there before advertising. Keep moving forward one step at a time. It is hard not to feel overwhelmed at times but you will find your way. Feel free to email...I'm a good listening ear!!

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