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Thursday, March 18, 2010


We're still in Jacksonville.

We had the trailer in the shop (well, 2 shops) for almost a week. There were a few important things, like a broken equalizer on the axle that made the trailer sit a little tilted, and a few less urgent things. We wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to stay somewhere other than a hotel. This would be one major disadvantage of the RV lifestyle-when something breaks, you have to take your whole house to the shop. At any rate, the things are *mostly* fixed, so we're happy with it for now. We'll most likely take a trip back to the RV place after Jon's wedding and spend a night at their campground so we don't have to completely unload. That will also be an excellent time to get the brakes on the truck looked at. Coming down a mountain somewhere out west (Arizon? New Mexico? I don't remember.) we had a LOT of smoke coming out from under our hood when the brakes were smoking, so we think it probably would be good to have that checked out.

Jeremy got back just in time for Ian to fall out of bed in the middle of the night and split his head open. Thankfully, we know where the ER is and my mom could stay with Rinnah so we didn't have to bring her along, so that was better than it could have been. Still, it was a little awkward since we weren't sure exactly what he did (we just heard a thud and a cry), he also had a recovering black eye we couldn't explain (he said his pillow did it), and the answer to "Where do you live?" is a bit complicated. Three staples later Ian was good as new, and those have since been taken out so we're declaring him healed.

I've been plugging away at the garage sale. Our main thing will be my Walgreens freebies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, etc) and baby clothes. It's been bittersweet going through the baby clothes and pricing them. It's hard to believe the kids were so tiny once! But we also don't miss that newborn phase much. It's so much fun to have kids who walk and talk and express their own interests and habits. Rinnah is 20 months now and can do so much. I'm not sure if we'll have any more kids or not (I do miss those newborn cuddles!) but it's been pretty easy to find deals on kids' clothes so I'm sure it will be fine. It will be nice to have the cash for our trip to Disney in May, and it will be about ten boxes less that we eventually have to move to another city.

Speaking of Disney, we are getting really excited! Before we came to Grandma's house, the kids didn't know who Mickey was. Now they do and they're getting excited about going to see Mickey. We went online and had Disney send us the free customized maps and free vacation planning DVD so I'm really looking forward to those arriving. The kids are at such a fun age for a trip like this.

Yesterday the kids actually asked to have their picture taken (woohoo!) so here are some cute shots of them together.

From Jacksonville, IL

From Jacksonville, IL

From Jacksonville, IL


Justin & Erin said...

What cute pics!

Jenny said...

Just read of your family travels from an article in the Jacksonville Journal Courier. We at RVingPlanet run a website called Retirement RVs, but it not only covers retired full-time RVers, but issues non-retired full-time RVers face too. Also, you probably know about this website, but NuRvers.com is a good resource/support system for younger full-time RVer's as well. Neat story and we wish you luck in your endeavor.

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