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Month: November 2016

week two update

week two update

so we have been on the road for almost two weeks, and we are in Ponte Vedra, Florida visiting my younger brother and taking care of some important business.  So what is so important about Florida you may ask…Taxes…or the lack of income tax to be exact.  My military retirement pay was being taxed at a 7% rate in Maryland.  By shifting my state residency to Florida, I go to zero, and gain a pay raise.  We also needed to…

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first week of deployment…

first week of deployment…

Well, we have been on the road for almost a week, we left DC on Tuesday morning, and drove to Norfolk, VA for 2 days, then drove down to Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Base near New Bern, NC for 2 day and then drove to the Naval Weapons Station north of Charleston, SC.  I figured I would post some pictures of the places and what we have done.  The girls (westies) went to the beach for the first time,…

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casting off lines….getting underway

casting off lines….getting underway

Well, it has been a busy week, we were sitting around the golf course and had a special guest show up… We had a great day visiting with some family who were in town Cathy’s sister Tina and husband John were in town for a family get together and Erin and Alex stopped by to pick up the Ford Edge we sold to Erin as we are down to just the Jeep.  Had a nice dinner before everyone had to…

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Casting off lines…getting underway in a week

Casting off lines…getting underway in a week

We are now just a week away from starting on our 1st long deployment that will take us first to Florida, then across to US to California.  We have planned out the trip, made the needed reservations and got a overall plan in place.  One part is to go back to the Tiffin Factory to get some minor warranty work done.  A recent add to that list became a key point when the dryer tripped the breaker when in use…

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