Less than a Week

We’re down to less than a week left before we’d like to be gone. Last night we started sleeping in the trailer, but overall everything is partly done.  We’re partly moved into the trailer.  We’re partly moved out of the house. Every room either looks like this….

Or is completely emptied out.

Between rainy days and colds/allergies we’re not quite moving at the pace we’d like.  The biggest...

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This Trip Is…

...not a field trip, but we want to be educated.
...not a business trip, but we need to work.
...not a family reunion, but we want to visit friends and family.
...not a vacation, but we want to be re-created.
...not a mission trip, but we want to be missional.

We want to purposefully step out of our comfortable house in a quiet and safe neighborhood in a clean conservative city, shake loose...

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Trading Spaces Complete

Today we finalized the living area of the trailer, moving in the replacement seating and a new storage cabinet.

Starting Point

Just as a reminder - here is how the living area of the trailer came as-purchased.  This is a very typical arrangement, with both table and couch designed to make down into beds:

Blank Slate

We removed all of it and sold it via Craigslist.  This allowed us to...

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Ditching Suburbia Sticker

Ditching Suburbia Sticker Sticker up your RV, boat, or water bottle with these Ditching Suburbia stickers from StickerMule.

They're approximately 3" x 3" and made from premium vinyl designed for outdoor use. They can even be run through a dishwasher.

Trading Spaces Begins

The nasty heat and humidity is back for a couple of days here in West Michigan, so we’re trying to split up our days with trailer project work in the early AM, and then moving indoors with business related stuff for the afternoon/early evening. 

Today’s trailer project was to get the existing couch and dinette out of the main living area.

RV furniture isn’t constructed to the same...

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The One Month To Go To-do List

We’re about one month out from our target launch date of September 20th, so I thought I would share our current to-do list.  If you are considering a similar adventure this will give you an idea of what to expect as you come closer to leaving.


  • House, truck and trailer insurance
  • Accountant
  • Orthodontist
  • Post Office - forwarding of mail
  • Haircut for MsBoyink
  • Meetup with MsBoyink’s...

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First Real Trip

This past weekend we joined in with the 9-5’rs and headed out of town for the holiday with the truck and trailer.  My folks have a lakefront cottage an hour away from us in Grant, MI and - since they are long-term RV owners - Dad’s got the place setup with full RV hookups.

While we’ve had the truck & trailer hooked up a few times now and have driven around town this was our first...

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