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Tagged With: goals

A Year of Driving; A Driving Year

One year ago today, perhaps one year ago this moment, I looked up from my tea and said, "It sure would be cheaper to live if we didn't have a house to take care of." And the other responsible mature adult in the family, rather than laughing at my insanity or rolling her eyes at … Continue reading »

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Nomads Adapt

I seriously underestimated the disorienting effect of being surrounded by a language I don't speak, don't understand. Because the friends we're staying with speak perfect English (despite conducting much of their life in French) I assumed this part of Quebec would by like my experience in Ireland: everyone could speak Irish, but everyone also spoke … Continue reading »

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Vancouver Review: Dates & Duration

We crossed the 49th parallel heading north at 9:15 am Monday the 2nd of August. We crossed the 49th parallel heading south at 3:30 pm Wednesday the 25th of August after spending 3 weeks, 2 days, 6 hours & 15 minutes in Canada Still to come: statistics (miles, dollars, etc.), impressions, achievements, and more.

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The Verdict

is yes. Sue just gave 30-day notice on the house. She'd already called the phone company and pulled the plug. The two adult children living with us intend to be living elsewhere before the end of September. It's on.

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Home—For Now

We pulled into the carport at 9:50pm, after 31 days on the road and in Canada. Unloaded and ready for a shower and bed by 10:30. Much to share about the trip and the future. But not tonight. Tonight, I sleep in my own bed for the first time in over a month. And that … Continue reading »

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Desire for a Flood

We are not ascetics. We love good food and wine (well, Sue's pancreas has decided she can't have alcohol any more, but she loves the smell) and we prefer nice furniture to garage sale stuff. We like a comfortable life and nice things. Clearly, though, folks who are doing their best to divest themselves of … Continue reading »

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Guest Post: Ken Grossman on Brilliance and Absurdity

Ken has been a good friend to our family for many years. He's a deep thinker with a sense of humour skewed in directions we like. He sent this as an email, and at Sue's request is allowing us to post it here. The nomadic lifestyle took awhile to sink in with me but I'm … Continue reading »

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Guest Post by Caitlyn James: Who Are These Canfields?

I've busted in here to ask you something. It's Caitlyn ... the Canfields will be staying at our place in August. Joel & Sue agreed to give me some space to do a fun little post pre-launch of their nomad's adventure. I'll hit send before they can do a full proof-read. You'll see why. Seriously, … Continue reading »

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Where We're Going, Metaphorically Speaking

I'm feeling fairly squished and tentative today, but I'm going to soldier on and share the goals Sue and I talked about Tuesday night when we couldn't sleep. We realized that what was important to us was not what we had or did, but what this gave Fiona, so our goals are based on that. … Continue reading »

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Go Has No Deadline

The plan was to announce our decision next Monday, June 28th, at noon. Well, that was what I wrote, anyway. The plan was to decide before then, not wait until then. And, it's decided. No point waiting. When you know, you know. Vancouver,we are 'go'for launch. If we come, they had better build it

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