Friday, July 08, 2005

Next Steps

I've been working like a maniac since Saturday getting my house ready for sale -- the first open house is this Sunday! Things sure feel like they are moving fast right now.

My Mom came down for two days and helped me with a bunch of painting -- she was my secret weapon. I would not have been ready for Sunday without her.

If every thing goes as planned, I will close on my house the end of August, or shortly thereafter. Once my house is sold, I will quit my job (no sooner than September 1st).

Once I am jobless and homeless, I will take off for California on my motorcycle. I hope to visit friends and family before I leave with the Peace Corps. I'm thinking about taking Route 66 at least part of the route. My Westerly endpoint will be my sister's house -- I can't wait to see my new nephew!

All-in-all, the days leading up to the road trip will be filled with preparations for the Peace Corps:

  • Selling my house
  • Giving away stuff, and putting what I keep into storage
  • Selling my car
  • Spending time with my family
  • Creating the appropriate legal documents
  • Organizing my finances
  • Getting my dog setup with my Grandparents


Tim said...

You're going to ride to California? Jay, this is the PERFECT opportunity for you to become a member of the Iron Butt Association! You could do a SaddleSore 1000 or even a Bun Burner 1500!

B said...

Sounds familiar. Good Luck!

Jay Haase said...

Hey Mr. Tim,

Maybe we can join up for part of the ride!