Sunday, June 22, 2003
Another new experience! Cooking dinner and trying my damndest to only cook what we're going to eat! We're spending our second night in "OhBoy" in the RV park. Our first night we shared a cookout with the other 'workcampers'. Fun. Tonight I went to the grocery store. (It is very obvious that we want to have a car for this adventure - so, gotta tow) I only bought a few things - no more full carts - two rolls of toilet paper, not the economy 8 pack. Then I came home (to OhBoy) and only put as much linguine in the pot that I thought we would actually eat. I did a pretty good job actually - no left overs. I even made the salad in our individual bowls instead of a big salad bowl ... less to wash too! Jim spent all day working on the wireless network for the campground. All is going great! I'm typing this on the laptop in the RV. Not only does the internet connection work ... it's really fast. Works good. There are a couple other workcampers that we've met and look forward to seeing more. Cool. I spent much of the day back at the old house cleaning up some more. We listed the house on Thursday for 209,000. Other houses in the neighborhood are up for 259, 269 and 213 - so we have a pretty good chance of selling quick. Some people came by unexpectedly today tho ... it was embarrassing how messy/dirty it was. Yep! Time to move!
Here at Paradise Island Resort on High Speed Internet in our RV. I put a Belkin WAP in the trailer connected to their Netopia router. On this end, I have a Linksys Wireless Ethernet Bridge WET11. Configuration was simple. I had trouble configuring the WAP11. I will put the full configuration on Consultants Companion. Posted by Jim
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Oh boy!! The RV is in our driveway. It's been there for a week now. I put photos on our web photo album. Go to JimandChris and click on 'most recent photo albums'. What a luxury to have the time to sit and dream and plan what we want in it. Ray came over yesterday to discuss custom cabinetry for the overhead area and the office area. I hate to lose the couch, but we HAVE to have a stationary, always-on computer area. After several iterations in Jim's and my dreaming, I think we've come up with some pretty good solutions. We realized the computer chair was going to be a problem. If you put a regular office chair in there and had the desk against the window - you'd roll over the edge of the cockpit any time you backed up. hmmmm Ok, get one of those 'knee' chairs. Ugh, they really aren't very comfortable. Ok, put the desk against the back of the driver's seat. Now there's not enough room for a regular chair and have the 2 filing drawer/bench. Ok, just sit on the bench. hmmm not very comfortable. Ok, put a stadium seat on the bench. kinda tacky How about a seat made for boats? We went to Outdoor world and looked. Hey, this could work. Then we still have loveseat size bench AND good comfy chair for computer work all in the alloted space! Then I realize, 'who needs a boat chair?' Just take the wheel aparatus off of my current office chair (which I love) and voila! All this thought process took several days and several times just sitting and dreaming in the RV. We're going to end up with something pretty cool! Now we have to sell the house. I had some cleaning people come help for a couple hours, then I continued for the rest of the day and part of the next. It's pretty clean now. And landscape people are coming today to clean up the outside (for $500!!) Then we can call the realtor tomorrow and get going. Emotions have still been running pretty high. Afraid that we're not doing a smart thing. How are we going to make a living?! Jim's been real busy lately with clients that have computer and network emergencies. We can't leave them! So, that means living in the RV in a local park. Is that really what we want to do? What good is having an RV if we can't take the time to travel? Well, I have 2 chargeable website jobs now. But how am I going to get more? I still need my quotes to give me the pep talks. Here's one: "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength." And : "To be scared out of your senses is sensible. To be comfortable is suicidal." Tom Peters Alrighty then ... Let's Go!!