This Land is My Land

This Land is My Land


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Wednesday, May 7, 2014


My blog started out as a documentary of our life living full time in a 31 foot RV travelling us USA & Canada.  Medical issues forced us off the road, to sell the RV and establish a place to live.  We ended up in Punta Gorda FL when our RV journey came to an early end so liking it here we stayed!

It's been almost a year and a half now and although our RV journey is but a sweet memory never to be forgotten we find ourselves stationary as most families are but yet not feeling grounded.  We have been enjoying the renting of a nice condo and not missing the maintenance and issues of home ownership but yet over time a void seems to have enter our life.

Simply put from my point of view - if I can't be travelling the USA and living in the RV full time, then I want to have my "STUFF" back!!!!  When we hit the road we got rid of a lot of "STUFF" and we sold a lot of  "STUFF" and we donated a lot of "STUFF!!"  Fact is most of us have TOO MUCH STUFF!!!

However that said and I just said it ------- we still have a 10 x 10 storage unit back in Santa Fe NM loaded to the brim with "STUFF!!!!  What is in there?  STUFF we could not let out of our ownership - "STUFF" that was too precious - too sentimental to let go.

Front to back side to side floor to ceiling - STUFF -STUFF - STUFF :>(

Soooo now after a year and 1/2 we find ourselves wanting our "STUFF BACK!!!!"

Soooo we are in the throws of looking at home ownership once again so we can fill up a place with our "STUFF."  Much cheaper to own than rent!!!

Florida is a weird place to buy a house - so we are finding out - LOTS & LOTS of Bank owned property, LOTS & LOTS of short sales, LOTS & LOTS of homes left abandoned and ready for auction.
Most of Florida ( this area at least ) is in a FLOOD ZONE - this requires FLOOD INSURANCE which ain't cheap!!!

Most of the homes we have looked at, although reasonable prices, need $30k to $50k  of needed work before most of them are what we would call livable.  Where are the Property Brothers when you need them????  :>) 

So the search continues and it looks like it may continue-continue-continue :>( 

In the meantime I continue to throw paint and enjoy the quiet life in Southwest Florida :>)

Coastal Waters - No. III
18 x 24 - Brush & Palette Knife

Coastal Waters No. IV - Safe Harbor
9 x 18 - Brush & Palette Knife

Well, hope you enjoyed these 2 pieces.  As a reminder check out the links to ETSY and FINE AMERICAN ART above at the beginning of my blog.  I have a SALE going on in my ETSY STORE which certain paintings are deeply discounted as a pre-celebration to the coming of summer.  This sale will last through 6/21/14.
These paintings are identified with the wording PRICE REDUCTION

These are paintings done within the past few weeks and additional ones will be added during the coming days.

  So HOP TO IT!!!!

Click on the links AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BLOG and save yourself some money!!!


JR   :>)