living out of your van, not living in your van….

yesterday watched this video cause i wanted to get a non pro perspective on van life.  “Living in your van sucks”  click bait..haha

this guy broke it down:  1)you should live out of your van, like use it like a bedroom to sleep, don’t always be in it, explore, don’t live in your van 2) if your sad, angry, lonely, etc at your house…you will be too in the van 3)go out and talk to people

talked to a couple of about possibly parking at their driveways.  most were cool with it.  fel was getting into it! got lots questions about it.  one guy said it’s too small, i think he is trying to size it for his family.

sales guys are calling\emailing about RVs.  loan people said they would let me know in 1-2 business days.  once that is set the process can really start.

last night sold some jordan’s on ebay in like 7 minutes.  i probably under priced them.  but hey i bought them in 2004 for $100, wore them 3-4 times, then sold them 13 years later for $86….not too shabby.

today.  talked to my parents about the RV.  my dad was cool with it, my mom wasn’t too jazzed.  i called to ask her if she wanted me to sell my grandma’s gogi dolls.  after talking to her about the “stuff” mentality we decided she could get one doll instead of all 7.

biked to work feeling good, said good morning to a bunch of people.  sang songs out loud.   ran into my teammate and he is getting ready to retire next month.  must be nice!



it’s become a noun I find myself saying, a lot, in the last 24 hours.

i want to keep things as consistent as possible for tara’s last year with us before college. while it would be amazing to have the flexibility of parking our home wherever we want, i don’t want to disrupt senior year.

luckily, we have a big enough network of friends and family to help with finding us a “homebase” for our sprinter and crv.

terence started the rv loan process today. things are getting real.

more discussions…

the best comment to date since we made the decision to do this:

tara: oh my god, who are we?!?

in response to me saying i’m joining the elks club.

anyways…sprinter living stuff…we are going to rent one for an extended weekend to “try” it out. it’s good we’re talking everything through, the what ifs, how, where, when, plan b-c-d, and reminding ourselves why we are doing this.

anticipating where to sleep

it’s been 24 hours and the top 2 concerns I have moving into a van:

  • my family’s safety
  • where we are going to park and sleep

while driving tara to school this morning, i’ve made mental notes of all the quiet, somewhat decent, neighborhood streets we can park our home on and settle in for the night. trying to get a handle of what that would be like, how the kids will adjust and how will i cook dinner.