Welcome to RV There Yet!
First the facts – I’m a sixty-something early retiree who is living in a 39 ft motor home with her husband of 49 years. Although we’re officially old enough to be retired, when we started this adventure I hesitated to even call ourselves retirees, since what we did was really just quit our jobs and run away from home. The kids were (mostly) launched, the house was too big, and it seemed like a perfect time to take a little sabbatical to celebrate staying married through kid-raising, old house renovating and small business operating. So we sold the house, shut down the business and set off for a one (or maybe two if we were very careful with our finances) year adventure before we settled back down, purchased a small house and found jobs at Home Depot and the local fabric shop. That was in August of 2004. What began as an adventure has become our life. Our hometown friends have stopped asking when we’ll be back, and our grandkids (we’re up to 12!) only know us as the grandparents that come with their own house.
What really changed our adventure into a lifestyle and ministry was the realization that traveling around the country just being tourists was a bit tedious. And expensive. It only took us about 6 weeks before we knew that we needed to do something with our days that had some purpose. We had joined a ministry called SOWERS – Servants on Wheels Ever Ready – which does volunteer service work at different Christian ministries – before we left home with the expectation that we would work one or two of their month long projects along the way. We did our first SOWER project at a small Christian school in central Georgia in October of 2004. And we were hooked! God did a work in us and we were changed from tourists into servants. And we have never looked back. So far we’ve done yard work, new construction, painting, sewing, A/C and refrigeration work, ditch digging, cooking, filing, tutoring ….the list goes on and on. We’ve been incredibly blessed to be a part of this ministry as it has enabled us to be useful and see God at work while traveling through this beautiful country.
Thanks again for stopping by! Hope to see you down the road!