Moving Day!

February 27th was our scheduled moving day.  We were ready!  All boxes were now packed, so we were ready to move in to the RV.  No more paper plates and plastic silverware.  We woke up, started to get ready, and then looked outside…….snowing.  But the flakes were big, so we knew it would end soon.  I called the… Read More »

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A New Chapter Begins

This is Jeri here – Today began a new chapter in my life, and ultimately in our lives.  Yesterday, after 17 1/2 years, I retired from United Way of Snohomish County.  It was a strange and surreal feeling. I went to work like any other day, had meetings, did some email.  Then at lunch, I was given a… Read More »

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Florida Residency

After a lot of planning and following others leads and information we have established a ‘permanent’ address in Florida!   I must first give credit to a few that have led the way who no doubt also learned from others.   Here are a few posts that I used for the process: Escapees Florida Residency Florida GoGatherGet List   Lets you… Read More »

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MiFi Addition – ATT United Explore – Unlocked

Following the lead from Chris and Cherie at rvmobileinternet.com, I was in pursuit of a MiFi device that was going to complement the Verizon phones we changed to from T-mobile.   We made this switch to Verizon to make our phones the most reliable for basic communications for voice, messaging and cell data.    There are many articles… Read More »

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RV WiFi and Internet – WifiRanger GoAC and SkyPro

Originally when we bought the RV I started with a WiFiRanger Go2 and Elite outside antenna.  This combination worked inside for testing and working out our ‘Sea Trials’.   Almost to the day after the purchase WiFiRanger announced they would be upgrading the product line in a couple of months.   I was going to return the units but was… Read More »

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A New Chapter Begins

Today I (Jeri) formally announced my retirement from my 19 year career with United Way of Snohomish County. It was bittersweet. I am SO ready for this, but this is (was) a huge part of my life and I really feel the old chapter ending and the new chapter beginning. It felt like a huge weight coming off… Read More »

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Printing and Copying on the Road

One of the areas that is often discussed is the need for a small and portable printer.  There are some good articles on this and an example from Technomadia is here.   At this point in time we wanted to start downsizing everything but still be able to print on or off the RV.  We have a Brother office printer… Read More »

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Mapping Program – CP Map

In starting this blog we had a couple of simple requirements.  We wanted to share pictures and our travel locations on a map with our friends and family.  We also wanted to be able to give back or contribute to the information provided by the many who have preceded us.  This blog is our first attempt to document the… Read More »

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Storage at Dagmar’s Marina and our ‘Sea Trials’

For outfitting and ‘Sea Trials’ we found we could store at this Marina who recently added RV’s to their dry dock boat storage on the Snohomish River. We took several sea trial trips of short duration to get ourselves acclamated and also to find out what modifications would be required and to do them. Fortunately this storage provided… Read More »

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