I’ve done the research, and know what is needed to make the Plein Air Journey. The time has come for getting down to the nitty-gritty of executing the plan. This coming year will be spent preparing the house to sell and maximizing my savings.
A few repairs to be made on the house, some painting to do, new carpeting to install, and yard work should make it ready to put on the market by summer 2012. That will be six months before my retirement target date. With any luck, the house will sell for a fair price before then.
The search for a used Lazy Daze motorhome that will meet my full-timing needs continues. The house needs to be sold first, so I can pay cash for the rig. That means I may need to find temporary housing until the RV purchase. Should the house sell early, and I find my traveling home, I will gladly switch to living in the Lazy Daze RV before retirement.
My HSA is funded and, since I’ve officially become a senior citizen, I’m no longer allowed to add more; it will have to do. I have sufficient savings for an emergency fund, and an RV maintenance fund. Plus there should be enough to prep the house. Now, the goal is to stash away as much as possible to cover any other expenses.
With the right amount of effort, and a little luck going down the home stretch, I will be on the road to my new life in early 2013.
Camp: Home in the sticks-n-bricks
Scene: Residential neighborhood