01.17.15 Two Chauvin men working hard… and a little hitch-itch!

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Coronado National Forest (yes they call this a forest!)

I am beginning to have some growing hitch-itch.  For non RVers hitch-itch is the desire and even yearning we get when we are off the road “too long” and want to get back to traveling and exploring.  We still plan to head west after the house is rented.

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Life size sculptures of Wyatt Earp and “Doc” Holiday in Tucson, Arizona

I follow several blogs, a few of which are other RVers.  All of them are in the southwest right now describing the beauty they are seeing and oh, how it makes me want to be there.  I know we will and then the hitch-itch will diminish as we take to the wide open roads again.

Don’t get me wrong, we are really enjoying our time building our small house in Amite, the roads just calling!

Our son Chip joined his dad Saturday morning in raising the walls of our storage building.  Here’s pictures of their progress:

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Chip left after raising the walls to go to his church and work, so I helped hold the trusses in place for Roy to put the screws in.

Just a side note, this $998 storage building kit has now risen to over $1,500 and it’s not finished.  In case someone is thinking of buying one like this, it is well worth it but it doesn’t come with any of the flooring, no shingles or roofing materials, no paint. And of course Roy upgraded lots of things like using screws instead of the nails it came with (several boxes of screws!) and using 3 dozen more metal braces than it came with, so this building will be around many years!  He read a lot about the kit before we purchased it and was very impressed with how they constructed the walls, etc. and laughed when he read that it took someone over a week to build it.  I’d estimate he’s at least 50 hours of labor into it now, guess the other guy was right!

Ya’ll enjoy this tail end of your weekend, and ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear! proverbs 3 5to6


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2 thoughts on “01.17.15 Two Chauvin men working hard… and a little hitch-itch!

  1. I have been reading your blog for the past year and have loved watching your progress with selling your house. I can sure relate to you with the hitch itch! I have also been reading all those blogs and find it hard to not be jealous and try to remember our time is coming. We have been planning our full time for 3years now and pretty much have everything ready but…..the house is still for sale!!! My husband just retired this past Friday, wahoo!! So we can’t wait to get on the road! We do take short trips but feel like we can’t go to far just in case something needs to be done to it!!


    1. Happy Monday morning to you! So happy to hear you’ve been reading and are taking steps towards RVing full time. It is such an exciting time. If you’ve read our first few months of blogging in late 2012 and early 2013 you’ll read that same excitement when we were doing it. If you haven’t read the October 2012 blog about us trying to buy an RV in Conroe Texas please check it out. We’ve gotten over 300 views of that one and is excellent for someone going into the RV life to read. You are very wise to plan the change in lifestyle as you have. A lot goes into making the change. I can honestly say we’ve never been happier than now and I think everyone should do it! Again, thanks for following. It’s knowing you and others are getting something from it that makes me want to continue it! Please ask any questions you ever have about RVing. We probably have experienced it and can help! My email is rosalyn@selu.edu if you want to reach me that way. Take care, Rosalyn


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