Walkabout: to travel around to see what you can see. An Australian aboriginal concept
Wife and I had some great conversations today about the two of us going on a walkabout of sorts…. taking an extended time away from regular activities and going out to see what we can see. I decided not to teach the construction classes again this Fall. They could only offer me part-time, and it was just too much trying to juggle my regular construction projects and teach in the middle of the day. So that completely frees up our calendar. I’m in the middle of a big remodel project currently, but that should be done some time in September.
Here is where you come in. Right now every detail is up in the air. Not sure whether to head East, West, North or South. I’m thinking continental United States, but if you live over seas and have a construction project you’d like to hire me for, drop me a note. , I’m not ruling out traveling out of the country.
Timing is still also completely up in the air. I’m thinking 5 months to a year, Winter months are traditionally slower for me anyway. We are thinking about traveling in a truck w/ a camper on the back. I am a self-employed carpenter/general contractor with 35 years experience. My thought is to find some projects along the way to pay the bills and stay with people we know or worse case, in the camper.
I don’t have a large pot of money I’m drawing from, so this would be one of those pay as we go adventures.
In 1985 we did something very similar. I’d decided to go back to school to take a course in marriage and family counseling in Philadelphia, It was a 1 year course through CCEF. We did not know a soul in Philadelphia,so in order for me to go to school, we flew out for East for a week, rented a car, looking for a part-time job and housing. It was one of the most amazing weeks in my life. Things didn’t fall into place until we stepped out of the boat. (remember the story of Peter stepping out of the boat?)
I’m feeling that same stirring 25 years later.
So, if this sounds like something you’d like to talk with us more about , either leave me a comment on the blog or shoot me an e-mail.
As always, thanks for reading my stuff. DM