In early spring of 2007 I decided to quit my job, sell my house along with nearly everything else that I owned, and to live out of my car while traveling the country. These are my stories (and pictures) of life on the road.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Yesterday morning I got a call from Edith saying the financing had come through on the person who made an offer on my house so unless sometime unexpected happens my house will be sold and closed on in about a week. Yippee!! It feels great not to have to worry about it anymore. The extra money from the sale will be welcome too but pretty much all of it will probably be going into a CD so I won't get to enjoy it all that much (at least not now anyway). Many thanks to Mike, Edith and Lyle for showing the house and getting it sold. I also owe my mom a huge thank you for getting the house cleaned up and ready to sell after I left. I was just going to leave it as is and sell it really cheap because I didn't have the time but she got it all prettied up for me. I know it was a lot of work and took a lot of time.

To celebrate last night I decided to go out to eat. Tim and Katherine (the people I'm staying with) are out of town on a mini vacation for a few days so I was on my own. When I got to the house I found a half bottle of wine on the counter so I sat down to relax and finished that off before walking down to Wally's for what I was told was the best fish and chips around. Growing up in the midwest I'd never had fish and chips before so I was pretty excited. I got a mix of cod and halibut so I could try them both along with another glass of wine. Now, I don't have anything to use as a comparison but I can't imagine fish and chips getting much better then this. Oh, the things I've missed in my sheltered existence! I've heard great things about their clam chowder too so I'll have to go back and see if it's all its cracked up to be as well.

1 comment:

Edith said...

Thank you Al for listing and trusting us. Your Mom did a great job on the house. It did look nice! I am thankful your parents still live here so you do still have a tie to Estherville.

You've reached the end of the page but that's not the end of the stories. If you want to read more (and who wouldn't!?) then click on the archive links to the right hand side of the page. They're listed by month; the adventure starts in May.

The February archives aren't actually from this trip but are previous adventures I've had, which are worth reading as well.