It’s true. And there’s probably a good joke here that starts, “You can take a couple of full-timers out of their RV…”
With only 7 days to visit two different parts of the family — our son and his girlfriend on the Olympic Peninsula, and Tim’s parents, sisters and their families a couple hours north of Seattle — it made perfect sense for us to have our own mobile guest suite. Thankfully, Tim’s folks own just the thing, and were willing to hand over the keys!
And here’s why we went: our older son graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding with an associate of occupational studies degree, and an impressive list of craftsmanship and engineering skills, such as planking, structures, fiberglass work, and handcrafted cabinetry. We are so stinkin’ proud!
I’ll leave you with three images of what the Puget Sound area is famous for: her picturesque waterways. No matter where you go, your journey will include bridges, tunnels, or ferries to get you from Point A to Point B, and the views are always worth the wait.
As for what’s coming up next for us, it looks like we’ll be sitting here in San Antonio through the fall, and perhaps into winter. Some medical issues have come up, and they need to be taken care of. I won’t share the details here, mostly because we don’t have enough information yet to know what lies ahead for Tim, but once we’ve got a better grip on what needs to be done, I’ll spill the proverbial beans. For now, in my husband’s own words:
I admit this is not how I wanted to spend my fall months, but such is life. I welcome prayers, well-wishes, and good thoughts.
Hell, some of you might even feel compelled to send large sums of money, which would also be just fine.
Now if you do choose to pray, please don’t get too serious. I think something like this would be appropriate: “Dear God, please help that sap get physically well soon. We all understand he is a lost cause mentally.”
Snarky, irreverent, occasionally sentimental, viewing the world with head cocked and one eyebrow up. Navy wife (retired), mom to two bigguys, full-time RV traveler with husband. Shit breaks and we make mistakes. Join me anyway?
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Hope Tim’s issues are resolved soon so you can hit the road again! Always love your posts. San Antonio is not a bad place to be stuck for the winter! Congrats to your son on his accomplishment! And I’m sure your in-laws could keep that camper rented out full-time if you posted a link — so cute!
We could be stuck in far worse places. Lots of family and friends here, and we’ll be thankful for milder weather — if it ever stinkin’ cools down! OMG. Still suffering through temps in the 90’s, with million percent humidity.
Prayers and good positive energy being sent for Tim!