Where Are We Now?

What Are We Up To?

Publish Date: 
5/7/2018
Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I thought I'd better post an update even if it isn't a very exciting one.

Our trailer axle is due to arrive at the dealer around 5/14. Ironically Hub has decided to pursue a minor surgery on his foot since we've had these delays. He is having a Morton's Neuroma removed on 5/14. We were surprised that the surgeon had an opening so soon and he took it. If the trailer is ready on time,...

UPDATED: We Are Homeless Once Again...After One Week Back In Our Trailer

Publish Date: 
4/15/2018
303RLS Grand Designs Reflection Good Axle | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

UPDATE: I had the picture of the bad axle at the end of this article and some folks claimed they did not see it. This means those folks don't read to the end... so here is the picture of the bad axle just for them. In addition I made a short video and posted it as well, but you do have to scroll to the bottom to get the link. ...

We Are Finally Back On The Road!

Publish Date: 
4/3/2018
We Are Finally Back On The Road! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Sort of...

We were so busy when we first picked up our new fifth wheel that we had no choice but to park it where we were staying. Then sadly we ignored it for the most part as we worked through a few commitments. I had a craft retreat, then I helped my mom after her back surgery. In between these two commitments I helped Hub with a rehab project at one of our rentals.

We were...

Seventeen Year Tenant Moves Out

Publish Date: 
3/15/2018
Seventeen Year Tenant Moves Out | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Prior to hitting the road we were hands-on landlords. It was difficult to be on the road and see the costs for various repairs that we would do if we were home. Budget-wise we have been able to weather some extensive repairs and still pay all the bills. Now that we find ourselves at home, we let the PM handle the day to day repairs. However, it is in our best interest to be involved with...

We Have Bought A New Home!

Publish Date: 
3/4/2018
We Have Bought A New Home! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After the accident it seemed like everything moved so slow! Then at the end of February, things finally all came together. We picked up the truck on February 23rd. Then we spent the weekend fine tuning our trailer requirements and narrowed down the list.

We started the research before we came home. While in Arizona, taking a couple of days to recover from the collision, we visited a...

Safeway Monopoly 2018 - How To Play And Rares List

Publish Date: 
2/22/2018

This is my second year playing Safeway Monopoly. Yes I DID win one of the board game prizes last year as well as many smaller prizes. I also used the coupons, winning lots of free goodies. I made a video explaining how to play the various parts of the game, Below is the rare pieces list. So once you fill in all the common board pieces, just check this list rather than using the board which is...

Travel Update - We Are In Limbo - Still

Publish Date: 
1/31/2018

Life right now is pretty much in Limbo. We await the finalization of all of our insurance claims. Of course even in limbo, "stuff" happens and I have a story to share.  My mom has a 3/4 ton truck she doesn't use often. It is primarily used for hauling her horses. 

We came and picked it up and from the get go I noticed it stayed very cold and didn't hear the heater fan. By day three I...

New Beginning - All That We Have With Us While On The Road

Publish Date: 
1/7/2018
Idaho to washington cloud bank | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This picture is of a very low cloud bank below the moutains as we drove from Idaho to Washington. We were in Oregon at this point.

I took a short video this morning before we checked out of our hotel. I wanted to capture what we are coming home with before we get too busy. Once we are home I am sure things will change very quickly.

I've laid out all of our stuff. From left to...

Let's Talk Motels/Hotels

Publish Date: 
1/5/2018

After many years in an RV and not having to stay in hotels or motels, we were faced with making a quick decision on December 30th 2017 when our fifth wheel was totaled in a collision. We were both very cold, tired, hungry, not to mention homeless with the clothes on our back and whatever happened to be in the truck.

All I knew was that I needed a fridge for my medication that the fire...

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