- Date: 04-29-2014
- Current City: Arlington, TX
- Current Location: Treetops Carefree RV Resort
- Site Number: 163B
- Wi-fi Signal: Verizon – Very Strong / AT&T – Very Strong
- Mission: Weekend!
- Compliment: 2 Officers, 1 Crew, 0 Guests
- Captain: Eric Highland
- Navigator: Brittany Highland
- 1st Mate: Trogdor the Burninator
- Weather: Clear / 67°
- Precipitation: 10%
- Humidity: 33%
- Wind: 12 mph
- Fuel: 33 Gallons of Diesel – 1/3 capacity
- Odometer: 100,620
- Generator Hours: 4611.8
- Estimated Date of Departure: Saturday, May 3rd
- Next Destination: Brownwood, Texas
Special Orders: None
19:46 – Sometimes I feel like many folks assume that because of our new lifestyle, we’re on this perpetual adventure and that we just play all the time.
While it is true that our life is a perpetual adventure, it is not true that we play all the time.
Sure, we get to experience things that many may never see, but like millions of other Americans, we still need to make a living. The only difference is that the view from our office changes every week or two and our commute is about 13 feet.
Other than that, we have days that are pretty much standard just like everyone else when it comes to work.
An example, here was our day today. (Which is pretty good representation of a standard day aboard Meriwether.)
- 0700 Wake up
- 0700 – 0800 Reading, journaling, quiet time.
- 0800 – 1200 Work. (Brittany usually works from the dinette, I work from the couch. Trogdor stands security watch)
- 1200 – 1300 Break for lunch.
- 1300 – 1430 Client conference call.
- 1430 – 1600 Resume work.
- 1600 – End work day.
The other thing is that we work for ourselves, so there is no one to motivate us, we have to be self-starters and remain motivated. But we’ve been blessed to have great long-term clients around the country and we do our very best for them each day.
So from the RV side today, not much to report. From the personal side however….
Today is our 33rd “Monthiversary!” Brittany and I were married on July 29th, 2011 in Seattle, WA on the shores of Haller Lake. Yes, we’re still pretty giddy about it all, and we try and celebrate each month. Today we went out for a special tea followed by dinner at at Thai House and then a walk together around the RV park. Now it’s time to relax for a bit. ~ E
20:06 – It’s been a good day. Worked hard, enjoyed time with my captain, got some homemaking stuff done in Meriwether, and even got a blog post written (see Thai House article, linked to above). We do work a lot, and it doesn’t always leave as much time for “play” as I’d like. But let’s keep things in perspective! If it wasn’t for our stable work and our amazing cients, we couldn’t be doing this at all.
Okay, I think this is more like a diary for me than it is a Navigator’s log. Over and out! -B