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Title: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 22, 2019, 05:57:28 PM
I've had so many people, including some of you, ask me write a blog. So I finally caved. I'll be chronicling our 10 month trip around the country here (link in profile).

I'm starting it now to cover who we are and how we got here and then I'll be blogging along the way and I'll try to include reviews of the places we stay, the things we do, and ppst some pictures. I'll also have the kids do a YouTube channel for videos that I'll somehow find a way to connect to the blog.
2 months until we leave! Ahhhhhh, I'm so ready to leave emotionally and mentally, but physically we still have soms getting ready to do.
Anyway, feel free to follow my blog, it's pretty basic because I'm technologically challenged so I'm learning along the way lol, so thank you for your patience!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RockyHill on May 22, 2019, 06:04:52 PM
Good job.  Looking forward to hearing about your trip.  It has been enjoyable reading your posts on this forum and seeing your success.

Shelia
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 22, 2019, 06:25:34 PM
Thanks Shelia!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Gizmo100 on May 22, 2019, 06:37:10 PM
Saved the blog and looking forward to following your trip.

Now GET THAT RV READY GIRL....Departure day will be here before you know it.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 22, 2019, 07:03:37 PM
The time is really flying by! Two months feels like hours. The RV is pretty ready to go but I still need to find tenants for my house, which is the biggest thing still left to do.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Arch Hoagland on May 22, 2019, 11:57:21 PM
Have been wondering about you and your trip so I'm glad to see this post.

I have rentals so I'm curious how you are going about finding a tenant.

Do you have a rental agency handling it or are you doing it all?   

Have you ever rented out a house?
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: SeilerBird on May 23, 2019, 12:43:59 AM
There is no link to your blog in your profile Amanda. :-\
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Isaac-1 on May 23, 2019, 12:52:34 AM
It looks like her post was edited by an admin, possibly to remove the link to her blog :(
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Old_Crow on May 23, 2019, 07:30:17 AM
It looks like her post was edited by an admin, possibly to remove the link to her blog :(

Ha!  I know the answer to this one.  Amanda, put the link to your blog in your signature.  That's allowed.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 23, 2019, 07:40:23 AM
Do you have a rental agency handling it or are you doing it all?   

Have you ever rented out a house?
I'm not renting the whole house as a unit, I'm renting rooms. We have 5 colleges and universities in the city so I'm hoping to rent rooms to students. One room will be rented by someone I know, he will be managing the house while I'm gone.
I'm just using Craigslist to put put an add for rooms available. I'm in a very desired area of the city so I don't think I should have a problem finding people.
I have never rented a house out before.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 23, 2019, 07:41:11 AM
There is no link to your blog in your profile Amanda. :-\
Lop yeah I had it in the original post and then it was edited but I had no idea. It's in my signature now!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: SeilerBird on May 23, 2019, 08:05:11 AM
I'm not renting the whole house as a unit, I'm renting rooms. We have 5 colleges and universities in the city so I'm hoping to rent rooms to students. One room will be rented by someone I know, he will be managing the house while I'm gone.
I'm just using Craigslist to put put an add for rooms available. I'm in a very desired area of the city so I don't think I should have a problem finding people.
I have never rented a house out before.
After my last divorce left me with a three bedroom house I ended up converting the three car garage to a studio and rented the three bedrooms out. It worked out really well except I should have made a rule not to have sex with any of my roommates. It got really ugly really quickly.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: SpencerPJ on May 23, 2019, 10:13:22 AM
Lop yeah I had it in the original post and then it was edited but I had no idea. It's in my signature now!

Look forward to following your adventure.  Maybe you should call Hollywood, I'm guessing you will have some movie ready excitement  ::)  I can see a 'RV-II' in the works.  ;D
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: phil-t on May 23, 2019, 10:26:46 AM
I'm not renting the whole house as a unit, I'm renting rooms. We have 5 colleges and universities in the city so I'm hoping to rent rooms to students. One room will be rented by someone I know, he will be managing the house while I'm gone.
I'm just using Craigslist to put put an add for rooms available. I'm in a very desired area of the city so I don't think I should have a problem finding people.
I have never rented a house out before.
The 4 universities/colleges around here all do rentals through the student housing offices on campus.  A homeowner wifhing to rent to students would go there.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: jackiemac on May 23, 2019, 10:28:11 AM
So happy for you all. Hope your trip is incredible and you make lots of magical memories with those beautiful kids!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 23, 2019, 11:20:14 AM
I won't be there to have sex with them, so I'm safe there lol they will come after we are out and leave before we move back in.
People always told me we should have a show back in 2009. I had 4 adopted greyhounds at the time and adopted my kids all together as a sibling group. They were 8, 6, 5, 3, 2, and 12 months. Every day was pretty much a comedic episode.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Gizmo100 on May 23, 2019, 11:37:58 AM
It worked out really well except I should have made a rule not to have sex with any of my roommates. It got really ugly really quickly.

Just for the record.......I've got jokes for this but it's a family forum...So I will behave myself.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 23, 2019, 12:06:37 PM
Just for the record.......I've got jokes for this but it's a family forum...So I will behave myself.
I don't think anyone doubted you would have a response! Lol, on another note, you know how to behave?!?!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Gizmo100 on May 23, 2019, 02:04:46 PM
I don't think anyone doubted you would have a response! Lol, on another note, you know how to behave?!?!

 ;D ;D I know how to behave....I'm just not very good at it..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: SeilerBird on May 23, 2019, 02:26:40 PM
Well I went to Amanda's Blog page and bookmarked it. It is on my bookmark bar in Chrome. It has a tiny little icon of a photo of Amanda. The good news is I now have a photo of Amanda on my browser. The bad news is she is 1/8 of an inch high on my 11 inch Chromebook. ???
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 23, 2019, 02:54:44 PM
;D ;D I know how to behave....I'm just not very good at it..  ;D ;D
Lol, if nobody's ever seen it, does it really exist?
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on May 23, 2019, 02:55:34 PM
Well I went to Amanda's Blog page and bookmarked it. It is on my bookmark bar in Chrome. It has a tiny little icon of a photo of Amanda. The good news is I now have a photo of Amanda on my browser. The bad news is she is 1/8 of an inch high on my 11 inch Chromebook. ???
Lol, it's like tiny mini me is living in Florida!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Tom and Margi on June 13, 2019, 06:51:15 PM
Amanda:  Just wanted to tell you how much I have been enjoying your blog.  It's interesting, informative, humorous and very well written.  I check it every couple of days and have it bookmarked  Good job!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Gizmo100 on June 13, 2019, 07:19:26 PM
Amanda:  Just wanted to tell you how much I have been enjoying your blog.  It's interesting, informative, humorous and very well written.  I check it every couple of days and have it bookmarked  Good job!

X's 2 ....but I'm on narrow bandwidth for a couple of days....So I'll have to catch up when I get home.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on June 13, 2019, 07:38:40 PM
Amanda:  Just wanted to tell you how much I have been enjoying your blog.  It's interesting, informative, humorous and very well written.  I check it every couple of days and have it bookmarked  Good job!
Thank you!

And thank you too Gizmo!

I didn't know if people would like it because people like relatable topics and not everyone homeschools 6 adopted kids while taking a 10 month trip in an RV lol
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Tom and Margi on June 13, 2019, 08:06:08 PM
I didn't know if people would like it because people like relatable topics and not everyone homeschools 6 adopted kids while taking a 10 month trip in an RV lol
Have to admit, I didn't know if I would like it, and I love it!  You have a real gift of being able to tell a story, provide some instructive details, and interject just the right amount of humor while also telling us a little about your history.  I can hardly wait for your journey to begin so I can read about it and enjoy your, and your children's, very different take on the areas we visited in our motorhome before we hung up the keys.  Again, good job, Amanda!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: SeilerBird on June 13, 2019, 08:12:10 PM
Have to admit, I didn't know if I would like it, and I love it!  You have a real gift of being able to tell a story, provide some instructive details, and interject just the right amount of humor while also telling us a little about your history.  I can hardly wait for your journey to begin so I can read about it and enjoy your, and your children's, very different take on the areas we visited in our motorhome before we hung up the keys.  Again, good job, Amanda!
:)) :)) :))
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on June 13, 2019, 09:24:51 PM
Thank you so much, I appreciate it!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Isaac-1 on June 13, 2019, 09:36:35 PM
Is it time to start the final countdown clock yet?
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: John Stephens on June 13, 2019, 09:54:16 PM
Amanda, good luck to you on your journey. Going for 10 months is akin to full timing. The really nice thing I have found out about extended RV trips so far is the number of really great people out there that love RV'ing that are willing to aid, assist, and help each other out whenever the need arises.

And of course, you already know you'll always be able to turn to this great forum for advice on just about anything pertaining to the RV life.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on June 13, 2019, 11:55:26 PM
Isaac it's less than 7 weeks now! I'm pretty ready, just a few loose ends to tie up. The biggest thing is renting out my house. Once that's done, I'll be ready to hit the road!

John I'm sure I'll be on here A LOT! This forum has been such a blessing to me, I don't know if I could have done this without the help of the people here.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: cadee2c on June 14, 2019, 12:00:10 AM
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I didn't know if people would like it because people like relatable topics and not everyone homeschools 6 adopted kids while taking a 10 month trip in an RV lol

I thought everyone did that!!

Seriously though, its an awesome thing youre doing. I worked in a diagnostic foster home for a few years and we took the kids all camping once. It was great fun. Of course I had a couple other staff and the foster parents along. :D

I looked at your schedule and we may be close to each other a couple of times during your travels. I might be back in the twin cities about the same day you get here. Also Joshua Tree, give or take a few days. Im pretty sure I will be in Texas the same time you are, though I dont have anything planned that far out. It would be fun to meet up with you somewhere along the road if youre up for that. Hank would love your kids.

Regardless, safe travels.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on June 14, 2019, 12:37:20 AM
Caryl that's a good point, lol of you've met one single mom who adopted 6 kids, you've met 100 lol

That would be so cool!!! I would love to, we'll see where you are as it gets closer!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: Arch Hoagland on June 14, 2019, 12:32:10 PM
"The biggest thing is renting out my house." 

Are you handling that yourself or having a rental company do it?
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on June 14, 2019, 03:20:37 PM
"The biggest thing is renting out my house." 

Are you handling that yourself or having a rental company do it?
Doing it myself. I'm not renting it as a whole unit, I'm renting out rooms.
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: jackiemac on June 16, 2019, 11:34:05 AM
Your blog is fantastic Amanda, humorous and educational! I am enjoying your stories very much and look forward to hearing about your adventures.  I can see this becoming a great movie, especially the bit about the Florida wedding 🤣
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: RVMommaTo6 on June 16, 2019, 01:29:03 PM
Lol thanks Jackie, you can be my maid of honour!
Title: Re: 2 months til take off!
Post by: jackiemac on June 17, 2019, 09:00:31 PM
Lol thanks Jackie, you can be my maid of honour!
Done 👸👰🤣