Wednesday * April 16th 2014

Should I Keep Her?

My 1985 Toyota Dolphin that is…

Don’t get me wrong – I love my little Toyhome.  However, I’m not as “spry” as I once was and climbing into bed at night is something I don’t like.  It’s especially difficult when I have to lift Cali to sleep at the foot of the bed every night!  Wink

I’ve been looking at Born Free’s, and the plus is that I could tow my 2002 Honda CR-V easily.  There was one for sale in Las Cruces, but I felt it was overpriced and was concerned about the owner’s lackadaisical attitude about the service records.  So, I let it go.

Now I’m looking at another rig in my hometown, but for some strange reason the owner and I haven’t been able to connect with the owner by phone.  He only has communicated by e-mail, and first had the flu and then went on Spring Break.  He got back April 8th, but no phone call.

When I was in Tucson, someone walked up to me and offered to buy it for $3,500.00.  I almost laughed at him.  Uh, the engine has been rebuilt, new tires, and the inside completely renovated with even a new sub-floor.  It has custom blinds, a kayak rack on top, a 130 watt Kyocera solar panel, and a GoPower pure sine wave 400 watt inverter.  I’ve also replaced all the lights inside with led bulbs.

My only concern is that it’s rather “weighty” in the rear, and my tires wore prematurely at 30,000 miles.  Other than that, I love my sweet girl.  I’m rather “antsy” to get out on the road again and don’t want to sit around and wait for a different RV to come to me.

So, gentle readers – what do YOU think?  Should I keep her?

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Another Saturday Night…

Luckenbach, Texas - Population 3

Bandera Dance Rally?

Tomorrow is the beginning of the FMCA All Singles Dance Rally in Bandera, Texas.  Needless to say, I’m not going to be there.  I’m a sort of  “when in Rome” kind of girl when it comes to dancing, but I have to admit Country Western is pretty low on my food chain.  Neutral

Another problem is that I have/had a friend that I know will never materialize into anything but a friend that will be there.  I’m just not attracted to him for anything more.  I don’t feel guilty about my feelings, but it might be better to “steer clear” of the dance rally.

I can Texas Two-Step to beat the band, but it’s just not my favorite.  If I had my druthers, I’d slip on a beautiful pair of Comme il Faut’s and dance close embrace Argentine Tango.  Since I’m home in Las Cruces, I don’t find the milongas in El Paso fulfilling so I’m home tonight until I can leave to hook up with friendly communities with adequate dancers.

I’m seriously thinking about buying a Born Free RV…

Actually, I’m doing more than thinking about it – I’m waiting for the owner to return from Spring Break to see it and most probably make the purchase.

This all makes me very nervous…

It involves a 1,500 mile trip back to my hometown.  That’s a “good” thing, because I can visit family and friends.  Also, I think the best thing to do is to drive my 2002 Honda CR-V and have a tow package put on there.  It seems silly to spend money on airfare or to rent a car one-way when I’m going to “do the deed” anyway.

Bonafide at sixty-two…

I’m actually looking forward to receiving my first social security check in a couple of weeks.  However, I was dismayed when I read between the lines and found that if your combined income is more than $25,000.00/year you have to pay TAXES.  Ick!

Oh well, at least I can now stop drawing money out of my dwindling savings account every month now.

So it goes on another Saturday night in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Blogging and Reciprocity…

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about my blog and how I’ve ignored it. 

Please don’t misunderstand, I actually don’t feel guilty.  Since the third week in December, I’ve traveled to some amazing places and has some wonderful experiences.

However, when I “finally” get back to the RV, I’m tired and conversations with “real people,” have taken precedence over conversations in cyber space.

So, the question is:  “Do I want to live my life or blog my life?”

The answer is self-evident.  I want to LIVE my life.  While, I’d love to spend hours on my computer everyday replying to other blogs, that’s just not going to happen.  I’ve tried to find the “happy balance” between my life and my blog, but I’d much rather be at a milonga dancing close embrace in the arms of a like-minded tango partner.

When all is said and done, the contacts I make in person give me more joy and substance to the ones I make in cyberspace.  That’s not to say that they’re aren’t lovely people in cyberspace that I’d love to meet someday, but until that happens I crave the thrill of real people.

There are some people that I know make extra money “working their blogs” by replying to every comment and marketing using third party applications.  In my opinion that makes for a boring, lifeless, day.  However, some folks make a sh*t load of money doing that.

Don’t get me wrong, I truly care about my cyberspace friends.  However, there are only a finite amount of hours in the day to attempt to accomplish it “all.”

Feeding my soul is my number one priority…

I’m not being selfish.  I spent the majority of my life in education and attending to the needs of students.  I want to experience life to it’s fullest, try to be happy (or at least content), and perhaps even find love again.  I won’t do that if I’m sitting in front of a computer and blogging about a place I’ve visited or the flowers that I’ve photographed.

I want more…

 

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