My mind wanders from time to time about what project I am going to tackle next or what technique I am going to use to accomplish a particular task on the model I’m working on. However this time The Wandering Modeler means that I will be traveling. My bride and I are about to embark on a journey which we have been thinking about for a long time. We’re trading one lifestyle for another, one that requires selling our home and most of our possessions…including the STASH to begin a life on the road as full time RV’rs! (Recreation Vehicle)
I will be reducing my “workbench” into one comprehensive tool kit that I can take with me. My new workbench will be the dinning table which will also serve as office desk and what ever else such a surface inside an RV is used for. We’re going to be working as we travel across this country, taking photographs, blogging and calling on clients both new and existing. This minimal existence lifestyle means that for the first time in decades I will be forced to build one kit at a time because there won’t be room for more than one.
The plan is we’ll be stopping in and visiting local modelers, clubs, retailers, manufacturers and distributors to visit and conduct face to face interviews for The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour. So you just might see me at your local IPMS chapter meetings or scale modeling events.
Will we be alone? Not in the least, both our cats Emma and Ashley will be going as well as one spoiled Chipmunk who in her first few months living with us went everywhere (except to restaurants) with us. This journey will also allow us to on occasion spend quality time with our grandchildren as we take them along to see the sights of this country.
A lot has to happen before we get started but these things tend to snowball quickly especially now that the housing market in our area is once again booming. So we’re thinking we could be on the road as soon as late June or July. We’ll start off with short trips around the region as we still have local commitments to honor and attend events such as AirVenture! Then its off to where ever we want or need to go.
In regards to the stash, I am hoping that someone purchases the entire stash as one huge lot including the kits, decals, accessories, supplies and spare parts. Then they if they so desire can keep what they really want to keep and flip the rest. At this time I am not planning on publishing a list as I don’t have time to manage a item by item sale, I have to devote that time to selling the other household items we are shedding.