I’ve been to the Starbucks near our RV park so many times they know my name now and the barista who’s usually working greets me with, “Hi, Jill! Welcome to your office.” The great thing about being stationary in San Antonio for, like, 2 months is that I’ve been able to get a lot of work done. The not so great thing is I have to leave the RV to get the work done because the RV is a terrible place to work.
Did you know when I wrote Picture Play last November I didn’t EMERGE from the RV for at least 7 days? (I think it may have even been 10 days.) It’s one thing to be like, “I didn’t leave the house for a week,” but it’s a whole different level of WOW ARE YOU OK? when it’s an RV.
I don’t ever want to spend that much consecutive time in here ever again, but it’s a manageable space when the weather is nice enough to kick the kids outside and I can escape to silence regularly to work.
Yes, we’re in the RV still and will be for a little while longer, at least. Scott has a final FINAL interview this Friday for a job he really wants. (We thought the last interview was the final interview, but it turns out it wasn’t the final FINAL one.) He’s also still interviewing for some other jobs that he’d be happy to do, too. These interview processes are just really drawn out, unfortunately. I think he started interviewing for the one he really wants 8 weeks ago.
We can’t really get into a rental house just yet because the jobs he’s interviewing for are in both Austin and San Antonio. He could end up working in either city, and it will be pretty important we actually live in the city he winds up based out of. The minute he gets an offer, we’ll begin hunting down a rental house in that market. We have neighborhoods and school districts we’d like to land in narrowed down.
Speaking of school, the kids are done with their homeschool curriculum for the year- hooray! We are officially embracing summer and will likely enroll the Kendall, Leyna and Lowell in public school next fall.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know Kendall has fallen in love with ice hockey and is pretty determined to play on a team as soon as he can. With that in mind, we’re trying to live within a reasonable distance of the single ice hockey arena where junior teams play in either city.
So… yeah… it’s a lot to try to figure out and a lot of puzzle pieces we have to just trust will come together in a way that makes sense.
But we’re cool. We’re breezy. We’re rolling with it. (If I have to write another update like this in August, I will be noticeably less breezy, tho.)
We are pretty sure we’re going to list this RV for sale as soon as we can get out of it. I’ll do a whole post with more details, pix and video, but if you’re interested, here’s the most important info:
43 foot 5th wheel
2017 Jayco Northpoint 377rlbh (rear living, bunk house)
Comes with dishwasher, new 4k TV in living, new microwave, residential size refrigerator/freezer, gas oven & range, electric fireplace, 2 AC units, indoor/outdoor surround sound system, 3 TVs included, 5 TV hookups total, Dish satellite mounted on roof and two Dish boxes, stacked washer and dryer in master, retrofitted bunkbeds in bunk house, twin memory foam bed in loft, outdoor kitchen, bike rack, hitch, two sets of sofas (the Ikea sofas we put in for extra storage room, and the new sofas the RV came with that we took out)… and more I’m forgetting, I’m sure! Asking $45,000 and will consider delivering depending where you are (and what cool stuff is near you).
We made this place as comfortable as we could while we lived in it and Scott has been meticulous with maintenance. If you’re serious, shoot me a message or email and I’ll get you more info.
Are we done with RVing? I don’t think so. We’d eventually like to get another, smaller RV for shorter trips.
Once we get into a rental house with a yard, we’ll get our dogs Arlo and Rosie back, too! We’re excited for the new changes, but we’re also savoring these last slow days and weeks of RV life.