Where Are We Now?

Seventeen Year Tenant Moves Out

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

A Few Days Into Our New Beginning

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Verde Valley TT Maine Office View | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Wow, time just flies! We left El Paso, Texas and made our way into Arizona. We stayed at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails in a cabin for three nights. I thought the cabin was very nice and of course the scenery was lovely. We were in a hole so our cell service was spotty. Because we are going through the process of the trailer loss, we had to drive up the hill to the main office a few times to...

And Here We Are Starting Over - Day One Of Our New Beginning

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I didn't post anything yesterday because I wasn't really ready to do so. And today I can only pass on a little bit of information for legal reasons. Later when the dust settles I will tell our tale in full. Suffice to say we no longer have our traveling home nor the contents in it. So, in a nutshell we will be starting over from scratch. I am very tired while writing this so I imagine it will...

DIY - Adding LED Strip Lights To Our Kitchen Slide

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DIY - Adding LED Strip Lights To Our Kitchen Slide | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We made our trailer festive for Christmas. We brought in some LED lights and draped them over our kitchen slide. They have countless settings and we set them to a fun rotation of christmas colors. The next day we set them to one light and wow did we like them and decided to use them all the time...I made a short video documenting this quick DIY project that really enhances the lighting inside...