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Actually, I have thought this through...

When the decision to live full time in an RV was made, I got some raised eyebrows, "You are going to do WHAT?" some sympathy, "Oh, I am so sorry that you are having to do that,"  some support "You go girl, that sounds awesome!" and some criticism, "Why would you do that to your kids?" or "Do you have any idea what you are getting yourself into?"and the best one, "I don't think you know how hard its going to be.  You are in for a big surprise and will regret this."

That last one always sticks with me. "Harder than what," is what I want to ask.  Will it be harder than laying awake at night trying to figure out how I alone am going to come up with another $2400 house payment, $100 propane payment, $125 electricity payment, $135 water bill payment, $125 HOA payment and a $55 trash payment?  Not to mention food, kids' expenses, technology and communication bills, gas, insurance, etc, etc, etc.  Every.......thirty…

The Decision - This one is a bit long....

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It was sometime during 2013 that I knew I was headed for my third divorce.  Yes, third.  My first marriage was a quick one back in the early 90's, my second produced my three darling children and my third was, well, a solution to survival as a single mom of three young kids.  It served its purpose for both of us at the time, but it was time to go our separate ways after trying every avenue possible to save our marriage, our finances and our friendships.  All three were lost.

It was an enormous emotional struggle for me as I saw people I called friends take sides and no longer associate with me.  We had a very public divorce since we both were so very active in our community with volunteering and in business.  It was hard on both of us.  

When he moved out almost a year ago, we were very behind on our mortgage and the utilities.  I had a job, but no clue how I was going to bring everything up to date by myself, nor how my income could possibly keep the bills paid each month.  The str…