My Unplanned Adventure - Fiberglass RV

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Well here I sit in the Scamp in a driveway on the Intercoastel Waterway in West Palm Beach,Fl. and I thought I would share a little of my improptu adventure.

I got a call from my favorite client and friend two weeks ago that he was buying a new house that we had looked at together the weekend before the inauguration.
He has small children and another on the way and needed something bigger and when he found this one he jumped on it.
It is one huge house and on the island of Palm Beach.
It is a new house and as such has never been fitted with the systems that I install so I was planning a trip to help get him moved in.
Then he dropped the real Bomb,he was moving within 10 days.

I looked at the calender and realized that the Scamp Camp was in that time frame too and I decided to Drag the Scamp with me to Florida and "Camp" the whole time!

I got the OK to park in the driveway of his old house on the intercoastel and I knew I would have Power,Cable TV and WiFi as well as a Pool and Bathroom in the house to use.

Well the short story is that I have been in the Scamp now for 14 nights and I am also saving him some considerable Hotel Expenses and I am having a BLAST!

I went to the Scamp Camp and am back and I will write more later but I just wanted to get this one posted before I returned.

It has been an adventure for sure and all while staying in my own room.

I hope I will be able to sleep in a normal bed after this?


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Old 02-17-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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That seems to be working out quite nicely for you. I have noticed that I sleep better in our Scamp than I do in my own bed (so far anyway). Enjoy the rest of your driveway camp out!

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Old 02-18-2009, 12:07 PM   #3
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Het Ed! Ain't it grand to be able to do that?

I have been in the Burro for almost 2 weeks myself.. many things happening, the least of hich is that we had a record snowfall and storm at my house just shortly after I left for Quartzite. I CAN'T get back home with my rig, so I am staying with it.

It's an adventure too, as I no longer have to be at work.. got laid off last week, so I am "traveling" so. cal in it and killing time, saving money and re-organizing on the road.

Currently, I am in Fred and Roberts back yard. I have been able to take care of business and eat without worry of mass monies going to dog sitters or hotels. I am "at home" in someone elses home. I have all the privacy I require and my animals are cramped, but happy to be with me.

The Burro is one of the best investments I have ever made.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:54 PM   #4
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Gina, Truly sorry to hear about the loss of your job. It's a scary economy out there right now. I am so glad you've got the Burro. Am I right in remembering that you have talked before about retiring and going full-time? Maybe it's time to start early.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #5
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Oh Gina---too bad about your job. Happened to my girlfriend in Toronto after 30 years with a company.

But glad you have the Burro and a great place to stay....
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:16 PM   #6
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I'm so ready to "get out of Dodge" I can't stand it. Ed you are one lucky guy. I may have to go spend the night in my Scamp.. under the carport, just to get my "fiberglass fix" !!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:00 AM   #7
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Hi Ed -

SEE, SEE ... how much fun full-timing can be? Keep having fun on the job, and we look forward to hearing about your ScampCamp experiences. Safe travels, L 'n D
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” A. Einstein
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:29 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear about your job.
I have to think better things are in store though.
In our business,thinking on your feet is Priceless.
I am sure you can use that experience to find anything you want.

Good Luck
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #9
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Welcome to the "Laid off worker" club. I was laid off from my IT job of 9 years a year ago, and had a 6 month contract from June through December. I'm really glad my wife and I have an adequate emergency fund.

It has been a learning experience. Whatever you do, don't give up in your job search. You will find something sooner or later.

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