Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Decisions. Decisions. Which Way Should We Go?

Last week I hinted that I’d have an exciting announcement soon. I think I lied. I was going to tell you that we were going to settle down and move into a house. Big news for us. Something I can say that we’ve been looking forward to for the past three months. It’s funny how I’ve loved being in the camper until I found out we’d be moving back into a house. Then I began thinking of how nice it would be to take a long, hot shower without leaving the camper. How nice it would be to have my own washer and dryer again. How nice it would be for the kids to have their own room. How nice it would be to have room for all of our stuff. And how nice it would be to have some privacy. Today I found out that the house we were going to move into did not pass the home inspection. It seems that it has a slight trouble spot. Well…maybe a huge trouble spot that starts with the letter M or technically the letter B. Black. Mold. Hmmm…maybe we don’t want to go there after all. The last house had a problem with a leaking basement. What’s next?

To complicate matters further, remember when my husband was away a few months ago in North Carolina? Well, he was attending a special training session to become an instructor in his line of work. Now he is able to travel anywhere in the US and train other installers and contractors and he will actually get paid for it. All travel expenses paid, plus, a paycheck. Something that hasn’t happened since we started traveling. See, in the past all travel expenses come out of our pocket. Of course we can write them off but we pay, period. In fact, if I hadn’t been working at a hotel when this all started and gotten rooms for $25 a night, we’d never have been able to afford it. Then again, if we hadn’t traveled for work, my husband wouldn’t have had any work. I guess we were kind of in a catch 22. Sure we could have gotten jobs that paid less, but at that time we couldn’t have worked enough jobs at McDonald’s between the two of us to pay our monthly expenses. I’m happy to say that though the road has been terribly difficult, especially the past year; we’ve paid off almost all of our debt. However, that’s a long painful story. One I’ll share another time in case someone reading this may be in the same boat we were in.

So, in light of this new opportunity my husband has, we are also considering an upgrade to our camper instead of a house. Something that would be a better fit for our family. Decisions. Decisions. I’m at a loss but appreciate you allowing me to ramble. Ha! Until next time...

Curious to know what we decided? Then you should read this post.


  1. Thanks for filling us in. I'm working a bit more at a challenge I feel is from the Lord to share our family journey, and not just math and science. :) I enjoy reading your writing -
    Pacific NorthWest has a nice ring to it. . . dontcha thing?

  2. Hi! I have been through so many similar thoughts about the house thing, its funny. Thanks for sharing. Here's knowing that the Lord has a plan for us all! Cheers

  3. My, that IS a hard decision! It is one of those decisions, however, that will probably be a happy one for your family no matter which direction you go!
    BTW- Our house is for sale...ever think about living in Maryland? :)

  4. I've been over here now three times today and have been distracted from leaving a comment.

    First of all sorry to hear about your grandmother. You are in my prayers.

    I know you will make the right decision for your family! Rather it be to settle into a home or upgrade your camper. Ever make it our way we would love to meet you!

  5. I am kind of selfish and hope you guys get to stay on the road in a bigger camper. I enjoy so much hearing about your adventures. But on the flip side I can so understand wanting more room and privacy. Keep us posted.

  6. There are so many places where trying to move into a house can come to a screeching halt! Glad to hear that you might be able to upgrade the trailer and that your travel expenses would be covered. Your life style provides such a great opportunity for your family.

  7. Well, I am very interested to hear where things stand now...what's going on? :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment with the crew walk. I look forward to seeing you "on deck"!

  8. You can read what we decided here: http://www.thetravelingpraters.com/2010/07/new-adventures-on-horizon.html If all goes as planned, we should be picking up keys for our new place tonight.:)


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