I have spent most my life as a collector and as a result I have way to many thing. And to be honest, the stuff does not make me happy. The challenge is finding a way to rid myself of all that stuff. Time is currently by biggest challenge and as the colder weather come I should have more time for this. I guess the biggest challenge I face to the family items I now have. I have stuff that was my mom’s and my grandparents. Most that stuff is in rubber mate totes in the basement. How do you decide what to part with and then how do you do it. I could pass some of this on to other family members, but is this really passing the buck? Going to have to tackle this soon.
So this wont be a long post, but it is something that has been on my mind for several months. Memorial Day Weekend we were home in Iowa to visit family. And as usual we were putting flowers on graves. Well it was pointed out to me that next year, I will be the same age my dad was when he passed. I had never really though about it and it hit me kind of hard. I guess the biggest take away is that tomorrow is never promised. So two simple questions comes to mind when you realize this. If you were on your death bed to today, what do you wish you would have done more of? And second, what is stopping you?
The more I get done on the skoolie build the more I realize I have to do. The list never seams to end. I know this is issue is a product of my own making, it is still stressful. I gave myself a deadline when I got the bus to get her ready to be titled as an RV and travel able by Labor Day Weekend. That deadline is creeping closer and closer and although I think I will make the deadline for titling. The reality is much more needs to be done before she is travel ready, including the solar system up and running. Clearly, more days off are in my future. I hope the weather cooperates, I really hate losing days to the heat and rain.
I want to start out with an apology for not posting in a while. but I’m back. So big things happening in ThePrudentTraveler’s world. Videos will be rolling out on Tuesdays every week and you can find new Instagram posts on Sunday night and Thursday morning. I think Wednesday will be blog post day. I still have to figure out my twitter posts, I have really neglected it. This last weekend we went to the Ray Bradbury Art and Music festival, you can find that in the next YouTube video along with a couple big announcements. Take care and talk to you next week. Remember, travel, explore and live life to it’s fullest.
This will be a short update post. Something happened over the weekend that will change my travel dreams. I will be putting together a short video tonight after work explaining what has happened and what it will mean. Keep an eye out for the video.
Last night Paula and I went down to the lake to enjoy the lakefront and have a picnic. BTW, awesome food sweetie. So we were walking around afterwards and taking a few pictures of the Kenosha skyline at sunset, when I noticed something strange next to a vase. Paula picked it up and it was a painted rock. So apparently, this is a thing. PeoplePaint rocks and hide them. When you find it you post a picture and then re hide it, a very cool idea. So here is the one we found.
I really liked this idea, I may even paint a rock myself. Paula’s daughter will re hide the rock today. If you are interested in more information I will like to the facebook group Kenosha Rocks.
I had this great idea to build a box to place on top of the van to carry all my camping gear. I could then just pull the box down when I’m not on the road and all my gear could easily be stored in one place. I ran into an issue with raising and lowering the box, it was heavier than I expected it would be. So I decided to build a lift for that purpose. Here is the video for that project.
Just put up a few of the pictures I took at the game on July 20th. It was a fun game and a very nice stadium. You can find the pictures here: http://theprudenttraveler.com/some-of-my-photos/