we have a van! no we don’t… yes we do?

OK, we’ve been talking lately about how people from the outside could potentially think “oh yeah, I’d love to have someone pay my way to travel around the US meeting people and whatnot”. You may or may not have had some of these thoughts, but we probably would if we were you, so we wanted to acknowledge it.

I’d have to say that there’s really no way to sufficiently explain the difficulties, sacrifices, and general discomfort that come with something like this.

First of all, there are no guarantees about the way being paid. There are certainly no guarantees about what this is going to do to the already sorry state of our finances. It’s not like our normal monthly expenses are covered in any way during this time either.

Second, while traveling is awesome, it certainly comes with its own set of discomforts and inconveniences.

Third, we’re living in a state of perpetual unknowns.

I don’t know about you, but we’re not huge fans.

So anyway, one of our goals throughout this experience is to be really real and open. We want you to have the inside track as much as we can show you, on one hand to hopefully help you understand the realities of the hard work of going after something like this, but on the other hand to encourage you that if WE can do it, SO CAN YOU!

With that said, here is our up and down with trying to find a vehicle to use for the tour. It’s not a thrilling time, we’re not always in the best moods, but it’s a reality. I don’t know how many times of going out, driving long distances to find something that would work for the money we had available… kinda lost track.

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5 Responses to “we have a van! no we don’t… yes we do?”

  1. Lisa Taylor
    Twitter: barnabashouseok
    July 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    i dedicate this song to you and the Blank Canvas Tour http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/trout-fishing-in-america/album/infinity/track/are-we-there-yet

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