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Another day at the grind. Another day where we are looking at vehicles and hoping that one of them is the one. We will see by the end of the day if I will have the next step in my dream or if the search will continue. Along with that I only have five days before my birthday and I am pretty stoked about it. To celebrate I am asking that you guys take a look at the artwork and see if any stands out to you. It would mean a lot if you guys would purchase some and help me say goodbye to a few pieces. Thank you all in advance. 

 

 

 

 

Thank you guys so much and I appreciate all you do. 

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2019-09-15 11:52 by Sarah Denninger
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Right now we have switched to another plan. One that makes more sense for what I am trying to accomplish. Honestly I am pretty excited about it. Instead of just getting a camper van and living with one vehicle I have switched to getting a small suv and a camper van to pull behind it. Honestly it makes more sense but I was against it for a while because I didn't want to add two more vehicles to my insurance. It just seemed like more of a hassle. After some debating though I finally decided that it would be more worth the time then just getting an older van and completely gutting it to make it my own living space. 

See while I am gone I would take my normal car, stop the insurance and then leave it in storage. This way I wouldn't pay for three different insurances. Right now we have five different vehicles that we want to look at and I am hopeful that one of them will be the one that will help me to make this journey happen sooner rather then later. 

After I have the suv I will then have to dig around for a camper. The fun will be deciding what kind of camper I want to purchase. Now that might take me a little longer but honestly I am pretty excited to see what pops up. There are a lot of really good options out there for reasonable prices. I just hope that the camper that I want to purchase will come my way soon. I'm really itching to get what I need so that when the time comes to can take off and live the life I want to live. 

 

Honestly I'm excited and I can't wait to see what happens. Life is good. 

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Traveling has always had a soft spot in my life. If I can get away for a while and go places then I was as happy as can be. As a kid, we would do trips twice a year. Usually Disney world and some cruise to the Bahamas or Costa Rica. Of course, back in the day prices were different and it wasn't crazy to do either of those things. Now that we are in a time where everything is ridiculously priced it gets difficult to do certain trips. Yet I try to do them anyway. 

Its almost been five years since I started traveling and those five years have been amazing. I've seen colorado, New Zealand, Wisconsin, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ontario, and so many more destinations. All of them have been great and each one has opened my eyes to new sights and beautiful places that you only see in movies. In nine days I will be twenty-three and in fifteen days I will be boarding a flight to Iceland. Another amazing country that is on my list. I'm not sure what I want to do next year but I am already excited about the journey that is ahead of me. 

I really do believe that life is best lived doing what you love and for me that has always been traveling the world, making friends, and just getting out there. I love being active and I love being able to take photos and make memories. Life is so awesome when you get to do what you love nad you get to experience the world. Around this time last year it was pretty rough but this year it has been pretty calm. Right now I am just riding the happy train and seeing where it takes me. 

Next stop will be my birthday party. 

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2019-09-12 15:29 by Sarah Denninger
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I got two new things in my possession. One is a drone. The other is a new canon camera. Honestly, it's like heaven right now. It feels pretty awesome to finally have the two things that I need and want at the same time. The drone for Iceland and the new camera to update my pictures and finally get those shots to look even more high quality than ever. Of course, that also means figuring out my camera situation and regrouping things so that it's not a mess. Yet that is a small thing compared to other things I will need to worry about. For right now I need to work on my drone flying skills and learning to dial in this new camera. 

Honestly, I feel super pumped about this and I cant wait to see what else is in store. My birthday is in ten days so I am feeling good about it. There is so much good happening around me and even though the camper van stuff is at a standstill right now everything else is making it turn around. Right after my birthday, I leave for Iceland and I am pretty stoked to get away for two weeks. Of course, I don't know what to expect but I think it will be a good way for me to restart myself. 

While you guys are waiting to hear more and read stories about Iceland I do ask that you all check out my gallery and purchase a piece as a way of celebrating my birthday. Getting rid of pieces will make me extremely happy and right now I have exactly twenty that are looking for homes and most of them are down on the prices and ready to be ordered. 

I hope to hear from you all soon. 

 

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 There is always something that goes wrong. On Monday we went to look at a possible camper van. It was about twenty minutes away from our home so in terms of transportation it wasn't far at all. Once we were there we got to work. Immediately I could tell that the outside was in pretty decent shape. No real dents and the ladder leading to the top was still in place. The only things that might need some work were the paint and the windows. After all, the thing was built in 1989 so I expect some maintenance to be done. 

They opened the door so that I could take a look on the inside and popped open the hood so dad could take a look at the engine. On the inside, I was pretty impressed. It had a shower, toilet, fridge, double stove top, mattress, working AC and lots of room for storage options. I knew looking around that I would 1) have to tear out the carpet and 2) It needed and inside paint job. Of course, that's some minor details that I am ok within the long run. 

The engine looked pretty ok but there was a light on saying that something was wrong with it. The issue was, we didn't have the right adaptor to check and see what it was. The spark plugs looked like they had never been changed and we were unsure of how bad the brakes on this vehicle were. Unfortunately with the way that its set up it was impossible to crawl underneath the vehicle to get a good look at the full structure, springs, and so on. Overall though it looked to be in decent shape and that in itself was super reassuring. So we decided to set up to look at it a second time but with more supplies to make sure everything checks out. 

Once we got home my dad asked if I had asked the owners about the title. Realizing I had not I went ahead and sent a message. The answer was the bummer. It was not a Florida Title. It was a Tennessee Title...and the guy is moving next Monday. Oh great. We're still going to look at it again on Thursday and I have no idea what will happen but I am hoping that things are not as bad as they seem. We will have to go through great lengths to get this taken care of if the second look turns out to have really good results. 

Fingers crossed people. 

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