NEW New new HQ!

Things have been, well, normal for us, but bananas in reality.

Last you heard, we had moved to southern California, and AwesomeK was working in Funner, CA. Yes, Funner.

As much FUNNER as that was, we moved. To Las Vegas. Yes, that Las Vegas. The one where our dreams were dashed, slashed, and left to rot in the summer sun. Why in the world would be live here? What is wrong with us? The Land of Always Hot where Dreams Go to Die?

Because it is none of those things. We love Las Vegas, always have. We got married here. We feel right here. It also helps that K got a transfer to a casino out here. So here we are! Living in Vegas, Baby!

Which is not like you would think at all, really. First of all, Vegas is NOT just the strip. It really has a lot more to it, and a lot less at the same time. It feels more like a small town, with a giant tourist attraction plopped in the middle – that none of the “locals” go to. Ever. Whenever you mention the strip, all the locals sort of groan and roll their eyes, yet most of us are here because of it. We work in the casinos, or are supporting the people who do, yet we never go. Funny. The rest of Vegas is just, well, a town in the middle of the desert. There are Targets to shop in, grocery stores, pet food, vets, all the things. The only difference is almost everything is open 24 hours, and almost everything has a slot machine in it.

It is also the Land of Not Actually Always Hot, which was a shock. In the “winter” it gets to a nice and calm 60 degrees (Fahrenheit). The summer gets to an uninhabitable 115 or so, but the winter is nice. Seeing people in full down jackets, mittens, and hats while there is a light breeze is a treat, something to remember when the sidewalk is melting in the summer.Sidewalk_Egg_Frying_Day

So here we are. Cats, people, all living in Vegas. So far so good…

What else have we been doing? Other than working and living? Well, Saucy G has been working on a book. A couple of books. And short stories. And other things that have fanciful words in them. So this begs the question, if she was to share her fictional writings, should she do so on this blog? Or should she create a new website? What to do! What do you think?

Anyhoo, that is the brief and abridged update on what has been going on for the last six months. These last few months, years, have been crazy! Stick with us, though, and we will get back into the swing of adventures, writing, and what nots!

Happy New Year from Las Vegas, the Land of Not Always That Hot, where Dreams go to Thrive!

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Justifiable Expense

When you lose everything, it’s hard to know where to start. When your life goal and new “career” was to be an adventurer, and someone steals and destroys your house, it is very hard to know what to do next.

We are so blessed, and so lucky to have such an incredible support network. Friends, family, and a vast new network of people who believe in your dream, and are pulling for you. Our friend, and official AwesomeSauce Geek, Jason Hart, set up a Go Fund Me to help us rebuild after The Thief ruined everything. (Yeah, still hoping you read this blog, although now I believe you don’t know how to read. Or understand big words. Jerkface.) Anyhoo, we were overwhelmed with generosity, love, and support. Between Paypal and GoFundMe, we were suddenly no longer desperate to survive!

This, however, brings us to our current worry. Well, mine, let’s be fair (Saucy G here, Professional Worrier). What if we go on adventures, and we offend people who have supported us?¬†Our savings did get depleted while we were in Vegas. Vegas is expensive, and sucks you in. One week in Vegas is a LOOOOONG time, two weeks is an eternity. We didn’t have a real fridge, or way to cook food in Vegas, so we ended up eating out a lot. That right there drains one’s account very quickly. Let alone trying to replace things (pillows, soaps, dishes for cat food, etc). That all adds up quickly. Thankfully the funds donated helped us get back to feeling ok, and not “oh God what do we do.” It got us back to feeling like we could do what we do best, adventure.

This was, and is, a huge dilemma for us. What if people who donated to our cause despise how we use the funds? Loathe us for going back out and doing what we planned to do with our lives, adventure? Do we post about adventures? Do we “check in” on social media and talk about things we are doing? What do people expect of us; adventure, or hiding out in a room? Granted, I have basically a PhD in Hiding Inside, but I was hoping to broaden my repertoire, and add outside to the list of places that we/I go. Is adventure a justifiable expense?

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Here is what we have decided.

ADVENTURE!

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It is in our blood. It is in our nature. It IS what we are!

We will also be VERY frugal. For a number of reasons. We STILL don’t have any word on the RV, other than “it will be looked at soon.” Looked at. Not worked on. Looked at. It could be well over a month before we can even get in it again, IF they don’t total it. There are hints that it might just be totaled. So we are saving many pennies in case that happens (most of the Funds, actually, if not all). We are also not really replacing anything. At all. Not only because we have no place to put anything, but because we don’t know where we are going next in our lives. So we are saving to see where the road takes us, and what we need to supply for that adventure.

With all of the saving, and not replacing, we now have a reserve of monies for adventures. So we are going to do just that! ADVENTURE! We are going to check in at places, we are going to see the things, we are going to try the noms, we are going to do what we do best. Well, what we think we do pretty well, anyway.

We hope against hope that we are not offending any of our supporters, but we also believe that some of the support was to get us outside again. No one wants to read a blog about not ever leaving the house (well, they might. I hope they do, actually, because there are going to be MisAdventureous Agoraphobe posts, and it would be a bummer if no one read them).

So, that’s that then.

Are YOU ready for more adventure?