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#61 of 83 Old 07-19-2007, 04:06 AM
 
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Sara,
You are amazing and such an inspiration! If it's not too personal, can I ask what you do for health insurance?

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Sara, your RV looks so amazing now! When I do my trip in a few years I will def. hire you to help decorate it! You are so talented! What a beautiful space!

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Sara,
You are amazing and such an inspiration! If it's not too personal, can I ask what you do for health insurance?

Cathy
We don't have any right now.

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Do you plan on being in Alabama at all?

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This link is a video from Good Morning America featuring a woman in Oregon who built her own 84 square foot house that is smaller than a parking space. Her utility bill is $6/month.

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/play...61492&src=news
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We have plans to be in **********...the entire tour list is up, but no exact dates yet.

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Yay, you're coming to my city!

Formerly New Mama to Henry, born August 2005 and Silas, born November 2010.
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That sounds like fun. DH wants us to do something like that someday but right now we just can't do it. We are planning on moving out of state and building a home in the next year or two and while we are doing that will be living in a camper. We just bought a 35ft. 5th wheel camper that we are starting to remodel for that. Nice to see we aren't the only ones. I thought maybe we were a little nuts seeing how we have 2 little ones.
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Sara where are you at now? :
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I thought maybe we were a little nuts seeing how we have 2 little ones.
Nonsense! You can totally do it. I love the site Families on the Road. Reading their sites is very encouraging.

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Sara where are you at now? :
We're in Minnesota working at a camp for a few weeks and visiting Matt's parents I will try to update the little "current location" section of our site often!

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what is bringing you to ossining.NY?
I will definatly stop by to say hi.we used to live in a studio with DD in Tarrytown.
any idea when you will be there yet?

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A couple of blogging friends live there...it will be sometime in Oct/Nov. I think.

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what is bringing you to ossining.NY?
I will definatly stop by to say hi.we used to live in a studio with DD in Tarrytown.
any idea when you will be there yet?

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Yay--you'll be coming to my area too!!

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Oh, that is adorable living space! What a fun adventure! If you ever come to MA, stop in. We live near the beach and have plenty of off- road area for parking. Plus fresh free range organic chicken eggs and lots of room to run around.
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How do you decide which state you should pay income taxes to?
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How do you decide which state you should pay income taxes to?
One of the states that doesn't collect income taxes.
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are you on the rv forums sponsored by trailer life? we've garnered a ton of support and info from them.
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Oh cool, you're coming to my city!!

Half-marathon running Mommy to 3 spunky girls and 1 sweet boy. Spending my days and nights where my kids need me most- at home with them!!

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WOW


WOW!!!!!


Sara, you absolutely ROCK. We (our family I mean) have been following your story of compacting/downsizing/decorating etc for almost two years now (we aren't stalkers I swear ) and you continue to be an inspiration and also a great testimony as to how God uses His servants for all kinds of things and to deliver all kinds of messages to all kinds of different people!!

We have been researching RVs for months now... what your family is doing is one of our dreams and seeing your journey just gives us all the more inspiration and nudge and adds to our excitement at what we can do when we dream and seek God's help to lead us in the direction we want to go while allowing Him to lead us where He wants us to be --

YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!

All the love, safety, strength, happiness, inspiration, prosperity, and success to you and your family!!

I would LOVE to meet your family when you come near us (you aren't coming to our town, but coming within an hour drive)

Peace and God bless!!!
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How do you decide which state you should pay income taxes to?
We're getting residency in SD, which has no income tax...technically, you are supposed to pay tax in whatever state you make the money in. Let's just say we've been talking to an accountant!

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are you on the rv forums sponsored by trailer life? we've garnered a ton of support and info from them.
Thanks for the Trailer Life rec...I hadn't been there, but I like it now!

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I have been looking at pictures of your new and old homes for ideas on decorating the place into which we've just moved.
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We're getting residency in SD, which has no income tax...technically, you are supposed to pay tax in whatever state you make the money in. Let's just say we've been talking to an accountant!
If you need an address in SD, just let me know.

Are you going to be coming through the Black Hills at all?
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I thought maybe we were a little nuts seeing how we have 2 little ones.
We're going to travel the USA (mainly out west) this December and we have 4 children ages 4-10 and the youngest and oldest have Autism. It's a matter of priorities for us. (We can only travel for 18 mos as we require COBRA insurance benefits from DH's job.)

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