Monday, January 22, 2018

Life Goes On In the Little RV

Today marks a full month since we lost Rob. Each and every day brings a new challenge. Some are blips, some are gut-wrenching and some are just downright ridiculous.  

Why does a funeral home choose to mail customer satisfaction surveys?

Why do I burst into tears every single time someone asks me how I am?

Why does Verizon require an official death certificate be shown in person at an official Verizon corporate store?

Why is the afternoon the hardest part of the day?

Why is it so hard to get all of the claim forms and other documents I need to do the things I am legally required to do?

I'll spare you the rest of my whys and start on what's next. 

I don't want to stop traveling. I've grown quite attached to the lifestyle. I know it will be different now.  I also know Rob was unable to help in any way for the last three years so I am confident in my ability to do everything myself.  

Funds will be tight for the foreseeable future. I've been meeting with a financial advisor who has helped me come up with a plan. I think it's a good one.  

I need to downsize. I don't need all of this space and I really can't afford it. My plan is to buy a quality, used RV and tow vehicle and continue with my travels. 

As much as I love the Pacific Northwest in the summer and fall I've had enough rain. I want to go somewhere sunny, warm and dry. 

So, I plan to continue to blog about my travels once I have my new rolling home. There are some things we really wanted to do but couldn't because of Rob's medical needs. 

We really wanted to boondock in the desert but we needed a lot of electricity. I can boondock now. There are places we couldn't go because it would have been too difficult for Rob to get around. I can do those things now. 

I feel like I have so much more to see and do out there. Like Alaska! I really want to go to Alaska. Maybe I'll join a group and take a trip there one summer. I'm sure Murphy would love Alaska.

See you soon!