In the meantime we are trying to get ready to leave New York on October 30th. We have throughly enjoyed a total of 6 send-off gatherings and want to thank everyone again for the fine food, gifts and best wishes. It looks like we will still be downsizing up until the last minute and beyond. The Astro van should be sold effective tomorrow and I have two rifles to deliver to my local federal firearms dealer to complete transactions I did on gunbroker.com. A glance around the motorhome reveals the fact that we still have too much stuff but we can always jettison things along the way. Jennifer's blog; Living in my Car had a really good read yesterday on getting simpler. She has downsized to a point that would make even Thoreau proud. I liked what she said about being outdoors more as well. We've only just begun and yet we find we spend much more time outside than we ever did before.