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Sooner is better than Later

So, I lied. There will be a double post this week. AND BE PREPARED FOR A BIG ONE TODAY!

We got our RV. Not exactly what we wanted but at a price we couldn’t say no to, even with all that’s wrong with it.  It needs completely renovated inside. Its a disaster. It needs new holding tanks and a generator. The outside is in good shape, and the engine runs fine. The bathroom just needs touched up because frankly its in better shape than the interior. Bonus is that it doesn’t need new tires lol.

 

So here is a list of what we are going to do.

Remove and replace all carpet.

  •  Lay down laminate snap flooring (already purchased :D)
  • Fix and Paint walls (blue)
  • Fix ceiling
  • Replace/Shrink Kitchenette (New stove, new cabinet, new sink, new microwave)
  • Replace Couch Bed
  • Fix raised dinette
  • Convert Dinette into changeable single size bed
  • Put in step to get out
  • Add Screen Door
  • Replace Holding Tanks
  • buy Generator
  • replace car seats with swivel captain’s chairs
  • Add more storage
  • Put in small office space across from bed
  • replace all interior lights
  • Drop down TV/Homecenter in cabinet above office
  • Paint and spiffy up outside paint

So on with some pictures  below the cut :)  Pardon the cruddy camera phone shots. I will get some nicer ones with my actual camera.

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Moving Forward

So I posted in my Blog Beginnings post, why I wanted to start a blog, but I hadn’t disclosed what I wanted to make this blog about.

I thought it over and over, what would I write about? What is something that needs shared? What would gather the attention of others to be entertaining, informative or even thought provoking?

I mulled it over in my mind for a while, and finally decided to write about the only thing I knew the most about. My life. I have been a gypsy since I first moved out of my parents house. I haven’t lived all over the country, yet. So naturally, telling about my tales of travels to come would be an abundant topic.

I am currently in the works of purchasing an RV, a motor home, to move into and start my life on the road. I am planning on travelling with my boyfriend, who’s an actor, and my cat, Dominic. My cat will have his own posts, as well. I figured that would be the reward posts for anyone who wants funny stories, pictures and need to see some big fluffy cat love.

We want to make vlogs, as well (which will be posted here), about the places we are going. Little histories, some things to do, and notable facts about the places we visit. Fun things to watch, entertaining and educational!

Also, I will be documenting the preparations leading up to the RV. Pictures and blogs on preparing to move in, finding and buying the RV, what it takes to get it registered plus state laws, and then the process of us fixing it up into our home. I will be posting our budget plan, so that any of you who would like to do this as well will have a better understanding of what it takes.

I am so looking forward to the adventure that awaits, and I hope that you will, too. Life is a journey, and I intend to live my life taking the paths less traveled.

 

Dominic_001Enjoy a complimentary cat picture of Dominic.

 

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Who is this Writer

Oh Hi! Thats me, the Writer, the blogger, the brains behind the scenes, the person in charge, the lady with the keyboard. All me, all the same thing.

My name is Amber. No fancy name, no pseudonym, no alias. I am Amber. Rather dull name that my parents gave me in 1986, and it was on the top 20 names list. My mother claims she derived it from a children’s cartoon about a “sheepish lion”, and I think she was smoking something. Aaah, now we all know why I am so odd.

Repeating myself, I am an odd twenty something year old, the product of parents of a partying generation, raised with no goals or ambitions, taught the value of travel, survival and independence, and then shot out of the house after graduation on my first real adult adventure. I am full of quirks, extremely paranoid, artistically inclined, and occasionally smart enough to carry on a conversation with college level intellectuals. I can be snarky and sarcastic to the point of being mean, in fact, I am kind of mean. I can be pessimistic and dramatic, and I do not regret being who I am.

I have lots of hobbies, because I get bored easy and I have the primal need to express myself. I collect BJDs, I draw and paint, I sew costumes, crafts and anything else I fancy, I craft things up and like any person of merit, I enjoy a good books. I obsess over certain fandoms like Harry Potter, My little pony, and anime related stuff. That’s just the happy things I tell normal people about myself.

I have strong beliefs, and I do keep them to myself. So no worries, I will not go blowing up my blog with a bunch of religious bull crap. I keep my spiritually very tame. I am a very spiritual person, and I do try to be a good Taoist. (I hope someday I will master it.) I read tarot cards, talk and study astrology, and hopefully will master the art of Palmistry. I love interpreting dreams, and just talking about all that hippy dippy pagan shit.

Well, I hope that sums it all up. Maybe? Kudos to you, if you read this whole thing to learn about little ol’ me. Amber, a piece of ancient tree sap mistaken as a gemstone.

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Blog beginnings

I have been tossing the idea around for years now about starting a blog. I could never decide on what to write about. Do I write about X? Oh but I do love Y! Y is so specific it could get bored with it soon, what about Z?

I threw around so many ideas, names and purposes on starting a blog. It was like blog purgatory. Worse than having a failing blog and worse than not caring about one. The urge to express and connect with others and be heard has only increased as I aged.

I finally threw my hands up and said, alright Blog gods, I give! Tell me, whats the secret?! Where do I start? I am a woman of many words, hobbies and interests, what should I focus on?

A beam of light or rather a bulb in my head turned on. I have a rather interesting life, I suppose. Interesting enough to continually blog about. I am a multifaceted person, with decent intelligence, probing thoughts and a relatively severe case of wanderlust.

Thusly, I decided to finally catalog my journeys. Hopefully I will find it in me to finally commit to something, and go somewhere with it. Who knows, this could be the start of a new friendship or rather, a new part of my life that’s been missing all these years.

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