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It’s loading day!

We are packing up and loading the trailer again. This is our least favorite part of the gypsy life. But, when you don’t have many belongings, it’s not so bad. Of course, we are currently in a beach house, which means we’re on stilts, which means walking up and down a bunch of stairs. 

I hate stairs! I try really hard to rent homes that are ground level. But, that’s not always possible. 

Our next home is a modernized Victorian in downtown Augusta. 

  
Only 5 steps to the door. That’s nice! Yes, we still have stairs to the bedroom level but that’s not a problem.

Tomorrow, we point the gypsy mobile to Augusta and head off to our next adventure.

-Jodi

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Time to pack and go!

It’s time to pack and go, sort of.  Actually, we’re very ready to get back on the road to our next destination.  We started to begin packing up today and then we realized we don’t really have much to pack.  I’ll need to get our trailer from the storage lot on Fripp Island and pack up a little in the house, but then we’re done.  More than anything, we’re just ready to go again and see what’s next.  We’re also happy that the next stop will be a little less remote.

Some of what we brought never made it out of the plastic tubs we have them in.  They held things we just didn’t need yet.  We’ve also managed to downsize just a tiny bit more.  It’s kind of weird because normally packing means going room by room and is kind of a long process.  Now it’s 2 or 3 hours to get totally packed and ready to go.

Believe me when I say I’m not complaining.  It’s just weird to have so few things to pack.  In fact, it’s nice to know that it’s a relatively small, easily managed task that won’t physically damage either of us.  We have been talking about getting a slightly larger trailer because we think it would be a good idea to buy a scooter as a type of second vehicle at some point.  But, that’s a goal for later on.  Maybe someone will read our blogs and be so impressed that they want to donate those.  🙂  Or maybe not.

English: The Fripp Island Water Tower is a maj...

English: The Fripp Island Water Tower is a major landmark on Fripp Island, South Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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We are Fripp Island short timers!

It’s almost time for us to move on to new views.  We’ve been on Fripp Island, South Carolina since the first part of December and it’s time to move in just a week.  We’ve enjoyed our time here, but we’re ready to move on and experience whatever God has in store for us next.

We’re also ready to see the sun on a more regular basis.  Sunny days have been hit and miss here on Fripp during these winter months.  Neither of us do particularly well with long stretches of gray.

I keep worrying that we won’t be able to fit our things back into our little trailer.  Jodi keeps reminding me that we have in fact minimized our stuff even more since we’ve been here.  She’s right and I keep forgetting that.

I do wish that were allowed to have our little box trailer here at the house so that I could get unused things packed up.  Unfortunately, we’re only allowed to have it at the house for 24 hours at a time.  Or maybe 48 hours.  I can’t remember for sure now.

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One Week From Today…

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Our emotions are all over the place. We’re totally overwhelmed by the tasks still remaining, excited to hit the road, perplexed by how the logistics will work out, and flat out tired and worn down. I’m sure it would be much easier if I didn’t have a full time job getting in the way. But, of course, that would create much different challenges and I’m so thankful for my job (however I could sure use a month off to get this circus rolling).

Yesterday was a total wash. No progress made due to Brodie’s back pain. I knew it would happen and the only thing that fixes it is to make him stop moving. He is doing much better today.

The house is a MESS! We’re at that point where there’s not much to do until we load everything into the trailer. We can’t do most of that until we’re ready to head out. The waiting is truly the hardest part (oh, and the working full time and the unknown and having one couch…)

Have I mentioned how hard this process has been? Nothing good comes easily, right? Just agree and play along!

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31‬:‭6‬ NIV)

-Jodi

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