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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!

6 comments:

  1. So good to see you posting . Sounds like you have things planned out the best you can . I look forward to reading about your adventures . I'm so sorry for your loss .Boise Id.

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited to start traveling again. I little nervous but mostly excited.
      Juley

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  2. I knew Rob well years ago when he and I worked at Pratt and Whitney. I'm so sorry I didn't get to reconnect with him and meet you a few years ago. I do know that if he picked you to spend his life with you're an exceptional woman that I have no doubt made him happy. As we get ready to sell our house and embark on our journey around the US, I hope our paths cross so I can meet this extraordinary woman that made him so happy 😊

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    1. Thank you Glenn, We'll keep tabs on each other and meet up sometime. I'd love to meet another of Rob's friends. I loved him very much and it was my privilege to be his wife. Thank you for the lovely compliment.
      Juley

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  3. Juley, I'm so sorry for all the hard things you are dealing with that just add so much junk to this difficult phase. But I'm also so glad to read of your plans to forge ahead with the lifestyle you and Rob started. So many women solo RV nowadays (I'm one!!) and you'll do great, especially with the strong start you already have. I hope our paths cross some day. Blessings to you.

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    1. Donna, I know we'll meet eventually. I think you've been with us from the beginning. Thanks for your uplifting notes.
      Juley

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