Fort Friday!!

Happy Fort Friday everybody! I’m assuming even our oldest of readers are building their forts as we speak…right?!? haha! You’re never too young to start! We have to be creative with our forts these days! We enjoy a good fort Friday! We’ve spotted a pretty day outside, so we’re heading out! Hope everybody has a wonderful weekend!

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It’s also worth mentioning that forts are a favorite pastime of ours when sickness has taken over our house! I highly recommend adding a fort day to your sick days! It works wonders!🙂

Do It Your SHELF!

There are certain modifications that you just cannot live without while living in a tiny space, and this is definitely one of them! If you haven’t seen our VERY IN DEPTH owner’s review, you can check it out here, but we had some issues with our closet situation (shocking, I know!) We have a pantry/closet option that we’re using for my husband’s closet, however it’s so short that even shirts have about a foot of crinkle/fold at the bottom which made all of his shirts look awful. Watch below and find out how we fixed it!

The Thing About Planning

Do you know that saying, “We plan, God laughs”? I feel like this should be the sole motto for fulltiming. Even traveling locally, I have YET to have my original plans remain unchanged. If you’re unsure as to why we didn’t fly by the seat of our pants when scheduling our travels, check out our Nobody Warned Me post.

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Fire’s Over, Hurricane’s Coming!

THE very next day after picking up our RV, all of Florida was expecting Hurricane Hermine. We weren’t supposed to get much action, but they did mandatory evacuate the Destin area for RVers, and we weren’t far from there. We needed to prep, and prep fast, for whatever would come our way! Here’s our video on how we prepped for our first Hurricane as RVers and fulltimers:

Anybody else feel like we’ve had one heck of a week? No? Just us?🙂

Our $900 Solution

For those of you following along with our RV electrical fire, we wanted to update you all.

Good news: nobody was harmed, there was no major damage, we had somewhere to stay while the RV was in the shop, it was fixed after only a few days

Bad news: It wasn’t exactly a cheap fix, we moved back into the RV just in time for Hurricane Hermine to head for land! With that being said, stay tuned for our RV Hurricane post coming soon!

Here’s our update on our RV repair:

 

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Goodbye RV :(

In case you missed it, you can read all about our RV electrical fire HERE. We just dropped off the ole RV, which for fulltimers, is our house too! We will miss her while she’s in the shop! We’ve packed for about 2-3 weeks, pulled all our fridge and perishable pantry items (as the A/C isn’t working), and taken toys, books, and school with us for our stay. We’re hoping it doesn’t take too long, and are blessed we have somewhere to stay locally! Watch as we drop off our house!

 

 

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I smell smoke…

It was about midnight and we were sleeping soundly in our RV, when we heard a loud pop that startled us all! I am so thankful that it happened this week as the hubby just returned from a week long business trip. Had it happened when he was gone, I probably would’ve ignored the sound and gone back to bed. We got up out of bed to explore the sound and walked into a room full of electrical smoke. After an hour or more of troubleshooting, we determined it was safest to unplug at the power supply to ensure there was no electricity going to the RV. Needless to say, it was a a long, quiet, hot night for us all as it’s summer still in Florida! Check out our video below, like, subscribe if you haven’t already, and share your comments!

 

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Internet on the Road

This is one of the most common questions to those debating life on the road. There were so many recommendations out there but the most common is the Verizon Jetpack (mifi). The key to getting enough GBs is to find someone who rents their Verizon unlimited data plans. This is super common in the RV world as internet is a necessity for most, as it is for us. We could never fulltime without this because it would be upwards of $1k/month through Verizon. We have adapted so well, that we even take our Jetpack with us in the car when traveling to save us from using our personal data.

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A Day in the ATL

I’m not sure if people still call it “the ATL” anymore or if that’s a thing of the past. Growing up there, we always giggled at that reference as we just called it “Atlanta”…easy enough right? We were going to be in Georgia on a trip and decided to head into Atlanta for a quick day trip. We had only been to Fernbank once for a school dance, and knowing we have a dinosaur-loving little boy, we figured no trip was complete without a visit to Fernbank Museum of Natural History! So we hit the road and headed over! If you’ve never been to Fernbank or are just traveling through with some time to kill, I HIGHLY recommend this Museum for young and old alike!

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3 Months into Fulltiming

Well, we’re 3 months in! I know, I’m as shocked as you are! I can’t believe it’s been 3 months already and I haven’t a clue where the time has gone. We just arrived at campground #3 and will be here for a month before moving on. We’re really enjoying this lifestyle, and I keep reminding myself that part of that could be that we live in a vacation town. I keep thinking that I need to constantly remind myself of that so I’m not disappointed later down the road. But honestly, I’m not sure I’ll ever be disappointed with this lifestyle. Yes, there will always be the good places and the not-so-good places, but the thing about this lifestyle is that you’re doing it to explore and wander, not really to hang at the campground and ‘live’. Since we do have to do some ‘living’ locally right now, I’m more than happy to do it in a vacation town!🙂 Here’s a quick video update of things we’ve been doing and working on while living fulltime in our RV! We hope you enjoy, like, comment, follow, subscribe, etc!