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Burn Rate

Planning and goal-setting have never been our strong suits. The fact that we were able to get out of debt, sell all our stuff, get out of our house and save up a lot of money is almost miraculous given our track record. So I’m going to cut myself some slack when it comes to timing. The fact is that when we quit our jobs we didn’t have an income in place to pay for our travels.

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If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out of Texas

As we approach our final few days in Texas our home state has decided to give us a warm send-off. VERY warm. Today’s high will reach 101-104. Friday it will hit 103-109, depending on which weather source you look at. So to escape the heat, we’ll be traveling to Central America. Yes, that’s right, the place with the hot oceans and tropical jungles — much closer to the equator than Texas — and yet, also much cooler!

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Destination: Nicaragua

At long, LONG last we’ve finally purchased tickets for our next destination: Nicaragua! We are so excited. We’ll even get to hook up with our buddy Wes Nations again! Fun times will be had. Sober times, not so much… We have certainly enjoyed being able to see family and friends again, and even new family (sort of, long story) but living here is making us gain weight and spend too much money!

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Just a quick update

Yep, we’re still in Texas! Actually, Dixie made a trip to Michigan to see her sister. I’m still in Texas. Dixie has finished her TEFL certificate classes, and I am busy working on WordPress sites for various clients. We hope to be back on the road by the first week in June, probably headed for Nicaragua unless plans shift. Still have lots of changes to make to the site here and lots of photos and video yet to post.

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Dear Apple: Goodbye!

Our first major technology shift was from Microsoft to Apple. We, like almost everyone else in the world, used computers mostly at work, and they were all Windows. Eventually Dixie got a Dell laptop, and years later I got a nice Windows Mobile cell phone from work. We were firmly in the Microsoft ecosphere, even though no one called it that at the time. Our shift to Apple’s ecosphere was slow, occurring in small increments.

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A Taste of Texas old style

We won’t be back in Texas for very long, but one thing we want to do a bit differently this visit is to see some sights, things we haven’t seen before, in spite of living here for most of our lives. In other words,we’re going to visit Texas like a tourist! ![Framed][1] We went along with our friends Steve and Joyce to see the home show in Fort Worth. It’s sort of a tradition.

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Back in Texas for a Bit

So after we left Belize we flew back to Texas. We are here visiting friends and family for a bit, and trying to finish up some projects. Dixie is doing a lot of homework in preparation for her TEFL certificate so that she can teach English somewhere. She is thinking that it will be nice to have a reason to get out of the casa, meet new people and make a little money at the same time.

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Talking Points!

Being on the road, we meet a lot of new and interesting people from all over the world and have precious little time to get to know them, perhaps only the one day or evening to form a friendship. I am, and perhaps you are too, a little shy and often stumped for something to talk about. My culture is prone to be a bit distant and untrusting of new people and so I have always been hesitant to ask anything probing or personal and seem forward and nosy.

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Musings on the Year in Review - Goodbye 2012

As I read other bloggers’ posts on the year-end/year-beginning, I realize that I can’t even begin to touch on the deep insights and useful instructions for New Years’ resolutions that many have written. And I’m a little weary of reading them, so I fear you may be too. So I will say that this first year (almost) away from the familiar, mundane, routine of home in the USA has been one of the best ever for me/us.

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