Saturday, August 3, 2013

'13/#13 I've Got To Blog More Often!

I keep wanting to blog but I am so tired I fall asleep before I can turn the computer on. And when I do get on line my brain fails me and I can't think of anything to say. Well here goes another try. I have been working full time here in Zephyrhills while Mary has been in the office part time training. I know I am supposed to be retired but there is a plan. Last year has thrown us a few curve balls and we want to take care of everything before we hit the road again. We want to spend more time with the kids and grandkids, we had a few bills pop up unexpectedly, and I have been dreaming about a new truck. We calculated that if we stay still for a few years all will be taken care of before we head out on the road which we plan to take us out to the west coast. A new truck would be real nice for that!

The company we hooked up with here in Zephyrhills is awesome. They pay decent, they care about their employees, and the location is ideal for us. Yes, I am working a little harder than I had planned but I am outside and enjoying the fresh air. I am actually getting used to the work and the Florida heat and feel pretty good at the end of the day. We are looking forward to the winter residents arriving at the end of the summer.

Like I said, we want to spend more time with family and we have. We have been over to Pinellas County almost every weekend since we arrived here in Pasco County. We love seeing everyone and being able to share birthdays with the summertime birthday celebrants. We missed those summer birthdays while we were traveling. Apparently we were missed too because having Grandmommy and Granddaddy around is making the birthdays special also.

As far as the new truck that will come once the bills are paid. At lot of people might say "why didn't you just stay at the PO instead of working after retirement". My answer to that is, we are still retired and have had some wonderful adventures we wouldn't have had if we had stayed at the PO. Also this work is not a career move, it is a job. When it has fulfilled our needs we will move on. That is the joy of workcamping. We only work when we want or need to and the rest of the time is ours. Once the bills are gone and my butt is in a new truck on my financial terms we will concentrate on traveling again. Now is the time to work and travel so that we won't have to work as much  as we get older.

We are heading to Pinellas for another birthday this weekend and then we will go to the east coast to see the uncles in the next few weeks. After that we plan to sit still for a little while. This much traveling, in our big truck, with the price of diesel has put a dent in the old wallet. $200 in the tank this week and probably again after our trip to the east coast. If I don't stop burning diesel how am I going to get that new truck! You can see where my priorities are.

Well I think this actually going to get posted before I take a nap. So this is goodbye from our home here in Zephyrhills because.....

Home is where we park it,
Frank and Mary

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