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Old 12-28-2006, 07:14 AM   #407
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Whatever it is that I do for work I am doing too much of it, not getting enough pay and not getting enough time off to do what I really should be doing and that is traveling in our Airstream!
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:44 AM   #408
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:52 AM   #409
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Whatever it is that I do for work I am doing too much of it, not getting enough pay and not getting enough time off to do what I really should be doing and that is traveling in our Airstream!
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:56 AM   #410
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Whatever it is that I do for work I am doing too much of it, not getting enough pay and not getting enough time off to do what I really should be doing and that is traveling in our Airstream!
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:26 PM   #411
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Fire Dept Captain, on 24 and off 48. I sell communcations equipment on the off days. Cindy is a nurse exec.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:44 PM   #412
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I'm seeing all those previously mentioned profession/interest similarities, and one more: lots of nurses! A very cool surprise. Must have something to do with trying to have life in perspective and knowing that enjoying it should happen as soon and as often as possible!
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:47 PM   #413
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It is very interesting to learn what our fellow airstreamers do when they are not playing around with thier A/S. What a diverse and interesting group of folks. I'm a Paralegal and have worked for government contractors for the last 15 years. My partner, Wade, is a Hydrogeologist and works as a consultant for a nearby Indian tribe.

We have a dog and a cat who are not employed and are enjoying their retirement. Wade and I hope to join them sometime in the not too distant future. Until then, we fill our off time camping in our A/S, gardening, working around the house, and planning projects for our 'new to us' A/S. Our families think we are a little bit off (owning 2 A/S) and my sister is convinced that we are members of a cult.

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Old 12-29-2006, 12:39 AM   #414
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Work is the curse of the drinking person. Retired early at 39. Retired again at 53. Retired for sure at 73, we think. The first was a rewarding U.S. Marine career. The second was full time RVing with a Greyhound, working fairs and sport shows on the road. The last, and probably the most fun, was a high-end Native American Gallery and Trading Co. in the High Sierra. Our full time employment at this time is customizing the bedroom of our 25ft 06 Safari, The Cabin, so we can "get on the road again."

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Old 12-29-2006, 12:53 AM   #415
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"Tipping Point?"

It is kinda scary. Ever since I got the AS, I have been thinking more and more of retirement and spending more and more days with the Bambi (and my wife!). I absolutely love the feel of setting up, sitting back in my chair with a good book, a nice beverage (my favorites range from a nice Cabernet to a good, strong cup of coffee), and playing cards with our camping buddies. My buddy, Don, and I last time camping said at almost the same time how great it was just to "hang out" and how much real fun we were having just sitting around chatting, swapping "sea stories" (both were/are in the Coast Guard).

We have met some incredible nice people camping from all walks of life. It is amazing how close a raging campfire can make you feel with others. We've sat and talked for hours about everything and nothing.

My AS may well be the "Tipping Point" that eventually gets me to the "retired," "fulltimer" or "half-timer" status.
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Semper Fi and Semper Peratus to the last two posts.

What I get underpaid to do is being a professor of recreation and leisure studies for a small church related college in eastern NC. Although the pay is not great it is more than made up for in environment (Christian), schedule (MWF) and vacations with the students (month at Christmas and summers off).
Until last year I spent the previous thirty years involved in athletics, mostly on the college level (coaching various sports - mostly soccer and the last 15 years as an athletic director, talk about 24/7 and nobody is happy). I was able to transition from athletics into RLS because of paying the dues along the way BS, MA, PhD in physical education (jockology) as a way to coach and have an option when I was done with that.

We bought our AS last April and I have re-introduced myself to my wife.

Linda is currently between jobs - she worked for the last ten years for a staffing agency managing an office. Three years ago they were bought out and began playing games with their newly acquired employees. I finally convinced her that no job was better than what she was doing (especially to herself). She cares greatly about people (BS in social work) and is looking for something along those lines with summers off for Airstreaming (might not find that combination but will look anyway).

Before working the last ten years she was a stay at home mom raising two great kids who are out on their own and doing very well. Son in Sacramento, CA and daughter in Bar Harbor, ME.. (Now you know the reason behind the AS and summers off).

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I stumbled across this thread. Would you believe I looked at all 30 pages?
What the heck, I want to make a contribution.

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Old 02-12-2007, 11:27 AM   #419
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Mr.Mrs Cottonboll have owned Cottonboll Catering for 25 years(we were children when we started). Maybe someday we can cater a rally.
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Mr.Mrs Cottonboll have owned Cottonboll Catering for 25 years(we were children when we started). Maybe someday we can cater a rally.
That's my specialty. I do catering for large groups everyday. Nice to meet a fellow person from the same industry.
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