New adventures for 2018

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Good morning everyone-I hope you all had a great Christmas.  Saturday marks one year since I moved into my apt.  Jan 2017 started a new life for me.  Mom had passed away in September and those last 3.5 months of 2016 are ones I am glad I don't have to live over.  This apt has been a blessing for me. It has been quiet and in a safe neighborhood.  It has given me time to decide what to do next. 

I have been wanting to travel more and needed to downsize so I could do that.  So 2017 I have downsized and got rid of a LOT of stuff. I will not have storage and will only have what fits in my vehicle and my new home. A 14' travel trailer.  I have the majority of my vehicle packed. I will be leaving here on Friday. I have a little move out cleaning to do yet which I will be doing in the next few days. One last load of laundry to do. 

While I don't have a specific itinerary mapped out I will be spending the colder months around the south.  I have much to learn in my new adventures.  I have always been a planner but in this new life I will have to learn to take each day as it comes. 

I plan to start heading more north in the Spring but after the snow is gone. I would like to go north as far as Maine and then head across to visit Montana, Wyoming, Colorado,  Oregon. Washington, etc. and next winter end up in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.  I want to meet several rainers in my travels.

Due to trouble with sciatica problems and just getting used to pulling a travel trailer on the roads I plan on driving 99% of the time only 3-4 hours per day and finding places to visit and to park along the way. Most likely I won't drive everyday and give the body a rest in between sitting so I am not in misery. 

By doing so I can visit different areas along whatever route I choose.  Just living in the moment fully immersing myself in the adventures whatever they may be.  Living and learning along the way. I have prepared as much as I can for now. 

This will be my last post of 2017.  I will have WIFI til Thursday and then when I am on the road I will buy a mobile hotspot but that will be iffy. There is a lot of the U.S. to see so I will be a lot less connected. I do have a pay as you go smart phone in the event of troubles along the way.  

So 2018 will be full of adventure, learning and experiencing new things along the way.  I want to thank everyone for their support and love on this amazing platform. Jan 1 2009 I started on AR and it opened a whole new world to me and now on January 1 2018 a whole new world will open up to me again.  The last few days of 2017 will be spent moving out of the apt and moving in and organizing my new space. 

A place that has everything I need but because of it being SMALL it will force me to be more organized and  spend more time in the out of doors enjoying nature, learn new ways of doing the everyday stuff and experiencing a whole new way of life.  

2018 here I come.  I will share along the way as I am able.  Sincerely your friend Sharon Lee

The picture above is not my exact trailer as my thumb drive with the picture is packed already it looks pretty close to mine. I had to change directions from what I thought I was going to have earlier in the year. Less space but doable. 

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Rainmaker
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Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Wow you got caught up in that storm I saw on the National news! Rain in Florida over snow in VA? Think you are in the better place for sure!  Enjoy!

Jan 11, 2018 03:03 PM #34
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gloria Todor -Yes I sure did. I lived in NY for 50 yrs and never got caught in that kind of nightmare traffic.  Shadow was a trooper though. She did come out of the cage to use the litter box that I had on the floorboard when we were stuck in traffic after being on the road for 12 hours. I fed her so she was good. I needed my own litterbox so I was so glad to finally get to the motel because it had been 10 hrs since I went to the bathroom. Yes I will take rain over ice and snow anyday.  Unfortunately I came down with a cold since I been here so I feel lousy. My adventure has taken a bumpy twist. 

Jan 12, 2018 03:19 AM #35
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Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

May these things be the worst that happen to you for a long while!  Good Shadow is catching on.  Get well quickly!

Jan 12, 2018 01:26 PM #36
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gloria Todor -Thank you and I sure hope so but I do have one personal black cloud looming that will be resolved on the 26th good Lord willing in MY favor.

Jan 13, 2018 12:41 PM #37
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

When you get to Utah later in the year, give me a call, would enjoy having lunch with you Sharon. Happy travels!

Jan 14, 2018 11:11 AM #38
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
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Gloria Todor -Thank you. So do I. 

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! -Count on it and thank you. 

Jan 15, 2018 02:32 PM #39
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
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Just checking in! Been busy around here. Mom had heart surgery and there are complications. (I had to cancel a flight to FL to take care of her as she was in the hospital longer and I would have simply been there to feed her kitties for a week!)

We're remodeling a lot of our home inside and out. I got sick for about a month right at Christmas. Real estate is gearing up again. The dogs and Della and Pearl are happy and dirty often with our January weather! Larry is stressed with work. 

And where are you on your travels? Pet Shadow for me! 

 

 

Jan 31, 2018 03:23 AM #40
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate -I sent you a e-mail. Hope you got it. 

Jan 31, 2018 01:41 PM #41
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I'm extremely impressed with you taking off and traveling on your own. I have missed you. You better reach out to me when you hit Colorado. I might have a place where you can park your trailer for a while. 

I'm back in The Rain, but you can reach out to me at any time. 

Jan 31, 2018 03:54 PM #42
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Every going well Sharon Lee? Hope you are on the road enjoying your freedom to travel about the country right now!

Feb 08, 2018 03:48 PM #43
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! -I am OK. Just have to take care of a personal matter and then hope to be on the road soon.

Feb 09, 2018 04:04 PM #44
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Are you road tripping yet Sharon Lee yet?

Apr 23, 2018 09:52 AM #45
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
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Start Mon Wanda

Apr 24, 2018 12:55 AM #46
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Sharon,
I just discovered this post.  I hope you're having a wonderful adventure.  Would love to have you blog from the road!

Jun 10, 2018 08:43 AM #47
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sharon Lee,

I saw you comment on a post this morning and went back to see if you posted anything since you left! I hope your having an amazing journey through your travels. I would love to see a post from you..where have you been and what have you seen and experienced??

Jun 12, 2018 04:22 AM #48
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
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Carol-I am enjoying it so far. Blogging would be hit and miss as Internet is spotty and uses a lot of data.

Hi Dorie- I will be doing  a post today.  Haven't been online as much. Happen to be at a campground with free wifi. 

Jun 12, 2018 06:14 AM #49
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

So this is your new tiny home for now - how fun, yet challenging after living in a big house.  But such freedom to travel and roam.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who envies your new lifestyle.

Sep 02, 2018 04:45 PM #50
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Pretty close to it Georgie.  The emblem is different but it is the same style.  It did require an adjustment. Mom's house was under 1000 Sq ft so this is like  small bedroom with everything in it.  I truly need. I love it. Yes I have been told by several people they envy what I do. Anyone who decides to can do it. 

Sep 02, 2018 05:59 PM #51
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Sharon - a trip down memory-lane-of-sorts as I read this post from December,  2017.  Lots of things going through my mind. 

Feb 17, 2019 09:34 AM #52
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Michael- Thank you for visiting this post because it gave me a chance to revisit it again and think back to what has transpired since then. I really need to do an update. Unfortunately the place I am at has almost zero internet so I am mostly just able to use my phone. Not good for posting. Hope you are doing well.

Feb 17, 2019 11:20 AM #53
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