Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just Around The Corner

Twenty-eleven is just around the corner.  Over the past couple of days I’ve been having email conversations with several of our friends regarding agendas for next year.  One of them stated that they don’t have plans but intentions while another stated emphatically that they do have plans.  A third one, not being a fulltimer (but travels pretty fulltime only spending a few weeks at home each year) is trying to figure the “fulltimer” lingo out (so they have both plans and intentions).  Well, we don’t have any plans or intentions – we just have ideas. 

Our idea is to travel to Big Bend National Park and the Texas high country for the month of April with Norm and Linda.  Then we’ll return to Rainbow Plantation for a few weeks before making our annual “milk run” through the North-Northeast visiting family and friends.  We, also, have an idea of attending the Gypsy Journal Rally in Ohio before returning to L. A. next fall.

Those are great ideas, but what about the budget?  Well, that’s the next step.  Fuel prices are on the rise, health insurance premiums are increasing, and food costs are going up, but since there is no inflation our income is remaining flat.  Hmmm?  That means that we need to figure out how to squeeze blood from a turnip in order to make ends meet.  I like what the old farmer said, “I don’t just want the ends to meet, I want them to overlap a little!”  Ain’t that the truth.  Anyhow, where there’s a will, there’s a way so our wheels will roll again in 2011.

Being that today is going to be one of the top ten days this week, I’m going to clean out and organize all the outside compartments.  We want to lighten the load before heading out for Christmas in a week and a half.  There are things in the RV that we don’t need to be carrying with us and while we’re in Tennessee we want to get the rig weighed again.  We like to use the same set of scales each time for consistency sake (at least that’s the thought).  The information will help us determine how much water we can carry with us as we head to Texas in April.

Miss Judy will continue working on her Christmas projects.  She’s getting there, but so is Christmas.  The question is which one will arrive first – my money is on Miss Judy.

Well, it’s time for me to get busy so Take Care Until Next Time - - - - -  

1 comment:

  1. As usual your humor has made my day. Love the part about the economy staying flat...Who came up with that. I guess it is flat for those guys in DC. Do they ever go out on the street?