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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Beach Trip & Trailer Extras

At some point the truck and trailer will cease being the focus here - but getting these two together, figuring out the hook and unhook procedure, learning about trailer brakes, and learning how to back up and park a 5th wheeel trailer—these are the items dominating our attention lately so the content here reflects that.

Today we spent a few hours at the local state park which is on Lake...

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Suburban Sheep Shirt

Suburban Sheep Shirt If you have the same slightly sarcastic sense of humor as we do this may be the shirt for you. This design is both a commentary on suburban living and a declaration of your intent to leave it.

Styles available: t-Shirts,and hoodies.
Colors available: black, royal blue, navy blue.

First Hookup

We finally put the two big puzzle pieces together on the road this AM.

We just went around the corner to a large parking lot and went through unhooking and hooking up a couple of times. We had trouble getting the sliding hitch to slide but I think we just misunderstood where to put the lever.  Back in the garage with the trailer off I can get the hitch to move easily.

We made a family...

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Truck Purchased!

Yesterday we signed the papers to purchase the truck that will be our trusty steed for the next year - a 2002 Chevy 2WD Crew Cab with 8.1L Engine.

Just like researching and choosing the trailer was a puzzle, the truck was as well. 

We had a set budget for something we could buy outright - not wanting to take out another loan.  We knew we needed a crew cab to seat us all comfortably while...

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