After spending 3 months caring for our precious grandbaby we moved on to an RV Park in Lower Alabama where we would be fairly close to Bill's sister in Crestview, FL who was in poor health. We decided we could visit her while we looked for a Workamping position somewhere in the area. Our goal in becoming fulltime RVers was to become workampers, wherein we would contract with an RV park to work in whatever capacity they need us in return for free rent. We belong to an organization called Workampers.com where they help bring workers and campground owners/managers together. They even offer help with putting together a resume to showcase our skills and talents.
Well, low and behold, we handed our resume to the owner of Azalea Acres where we were and a few days later she offered us our first job! I would work in the office and Bill would ride the golf cart around to pick up trash and we would share cleaning duties (restrooms, community room and laundry room) Isn't great how God works things out!?!
So we started in January, 2012 and our new retirement career was off the ground! Azalea Acres is a fairly new campground started by a couple who were looking for their retirement career! The husband was still working in the construction industry and his wife, Gaye, runs the campground. The majority of their campers are "snowbirds" that come from various northern states to enjoy a warmer climate for winter. Most of them arrive in October or November and the exodus north starts the end of March!
We were also fortunate to find our next "gig" by displaying our resume on the Workampers.com website.
We had decided to work in Ohio which is where we had lived most of our lives before moving to Florida.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Well, here I am...after much procrastination finally getting started on my goal to Blog about our new lifestyle.