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How did we end up doing this?

I guess I'll start this off with what I get asked about the most "How?" and "Why?". Well, I am a computer programmer that works 100% remotely and Kathleen home-schools the kids, so there really isn't any reason for us to live in a particular area. In March of 2017 we had our third child, Zebby.  Because we are all at home during the week our house was starting to close in on us and was no longer working for our family.  It was time to sell our home that we had lived in for 14 years.  Around the same time we found out that my mom had been diagnosed with cancer.

Now we had to figure out what were we going to do.  Buy another house?  Rent an apartment? Where would we move?  Should we stay in Georgia or should we move to be near my mom in Louisiana.  We had discussed moving into a camper and touring the country many times before but it never was the right time. Well, we decided to go for it.

We put our house on the market and the unthinkable happened.

We thought it would take about 6-weeks to sell the house.  that should give us enough time to find a camper and a truck to pull it with.  We got two offers above asking within 24-hours.  Oh Shit.

We accepted the first offer on our house and got our timeline - 21 days... Now it was a scramble.  Finding a used dually that would meet our needs ended up taking two weeks.  Finding a 5th wheel with enough space for our family was a little tougher.  We ended up having to drive to Tennessee to get a used fifth wheel bunkhouse. We took delivery on the same day we closed on our house.

We knew NOTHING about how to tow a fifth wheel...  We didn't know how to set up the camper.  We didn't even know how to operate the landing gear.  And because the camper was delivered from out of state.  We didn't get any kind of instructions.  To say we were overwhelmed would be an understatement. 

Slowly we figured out the systems of our camper.  We decided to stay in Georgia for a month near where we had lived for 20 years so we would be comfortable with the area while we learned about our new lifestyle.  We asked our neighbors questions, we looked things up on the internet, we asked local rv dealers, and eventually we started to figure things out.

If you are thinking about traveling.  Don't worry that you are unprepared.  You can do it.  Just take the jump.  The uncertainty and newness is what makes it exciting.  Go live life.

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