<February 14, 2011>

Project Update

It's been a while huh? I haven't touched the RV since last May and while in some ways it sucks, it is my reality for now. Judging by the number of emails I receive, many of you want to know what's going on. It's really quite simple, it's the same two things that always seem to get in the way of having lots of fun, time and money.

A lot has changed since I started the RV in 2005; I have a child, a new home, and my responsibilities at work have increased substantially. While all of this is great, it has had a significant impact on the resources I am able to dedicate to the project.

What does all this mean for the future of my RV? Well, at this very moment I really don't know. I'd be lying if I told you that the thought of selling it hasn't crossed my mind, but like many other builders I have a bit of emotional attachment to the project and I am having a hard time letting it go.

When I began in 2005 I couldn't have predicted how my life would change in the coming years, and if I knew then what I know now there is a good chance I would not have started the project. While I am a little disappointed I haven't been able to make any progress with it recently, I have no regrets about the project overall. All of this is nothing more than the challenges and tradeoffs we all make in our everyday lives, and it simply means that this may not be the right time for me to build.

I don't want to give anyone the impression I am down on the project, nothing could be further from the truth. It's just that I am pragmatist and I can't see my current situation changing soon, but that's what I said in 2005 and only God knows where my life will go next.