Gobble Gobble! We’re out of town this week, again!

38 thoughts on “Gobble Gobble! We’re out of town this week, again!”

  1. Sounds like your setting up to be more busy in retirement then you are now, but if it’s what makes you happy then it’s still what it is all about. Happy Thanksgiving and hope the install goes smoothly.

  2. I wish I was better at DIYing. I always think I can do a project myself. Sometimes it works out, other times not so much. I tried to put a new roof on a few years ago. The existing roof had 3 layers including the original wood shake shingles from 65 years ago. Bad idea. It didn’t take long before I had to call in the professionals. It would have taken months for me to get through all that.

    Good luck with your solar panels and Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. I wish I was better as well, but there’s nothing wrong with trying. After all, that’s how we all get better. If we never try, we’ll never learn. 🙂

      Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

  3. There are certainly times when it pays to have things done by the pros. I’m with you – hot sun, electricity, and batteries in your home is one of those times.

    Enjoy your major trek back South. Only one month to go until you can scale your travel schedule back to a “slow mode.” Excited for you, and looking forward to reading about your adventures!

    1. Amen to that, Fritz! We probably could have done it with some help, but you’re right, there are times where it pays to have it done right. It definitely is a huge expense…but not having to run our generator all the time will be well worth the cost. And yup, only one more month as of today!

  4. That is a crazy long drive but for a worthwhile cause. You two are one step closer to being ready for the apocalypse and are soon to be my target destination if a disaster happens.

    Have a great trip and thanksgiving

  5. I love that solar works so efficiently in RV living. Do you see panels on a lot of houses around Arizona too? I noticed a lot of them when I was in Hawaii a couple years ago, which makes sense with their insane electricity costs.

    1. Hey TJ – actually, not as many panels as you would think. You do see them, but most houses don’t do solar. That said, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson recently installed a huge solar farm, so they are definitely taking advantage of all that desert sun. Good for them!

    1. Yup, the tax credit is a huge reason why we are doing this installation this year instead of next (when we’ll actually need it). Happy Thanksgiving to you guys as well!

    1. Ha! Thanks Maarten. We definitely plan on keeping it away from snow as much as possible. That said, we might be driving back through some wintery weather, which has us a bit concerned. We’ll see how it goes.

  6. YOU ARE RETIRING IN A MONTH. Oh my gosh, it’s real! I can’t imagine how excited you must be! (Okay, that’s not true. I can totally imagine.) I’m so, so excited for you, and for Courtney to follow shortly thereafter! What a wonderful thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Hope you guys have a great holiday, and safe travels home!

  7. Man, that is quite the drive. Super impressed.

    Safe travels back. And may the sun continue to shine on your airstream life.

    I hope the last month for you goes smoothly before the escape hatch opens. Just a fantastic thought to be done in a month. Enjoy.

  8. “I seem to be more busy now than I was when my full-time job consumed my life” – You will continue saying this for the foreseeable future. I actually look back to the business of my former work days and think about how relaxed they were in certain ways. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks MrFireStation! Yup, I can definitely see that happening too. There’s a lot that I’d like to explore that I haven’t pursued as heavily as I would have liked because of that…full-time job. 🙂

  9. One month to retirement! How are you not spending all your time jumping up and down with excitement? Look forward to seeing pictures with the panels installed and details of the specs and how totally awesome they are.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Mrs. BITA! I’ll be sure to put together a “Charlie – New and improved” post for this month. We’re excited about his new electric capabilities!

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