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Old 01-02-2014, 09:08 AM   #1
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I am out on disability for bone degeneration in my back. Besides being in pain all the time, the cold weather in Kentucky after Christmas just compounds the pain. With my new to me RV I am thinking of Snow Birding south next year after the holidays. I have many questions about how to arrange things at home to accomplish this. What do most do with their s&b? House sitter, occasional family check, neighbors??? Unless I find a particular spot to stay, what about mail? How can forwarding be accomplished. The hardest part will be doctors. To get my meds I need to see my doc every month. Are there any others who are disabled out there with this problem. I really like my doctor and do not want to have to find another that both listens and "hears" me the way mine does. I'm just starting the planning stages so I would like to hear some feedback. My s/o says it sounded good to her also. She has no property to worry about but has mail and doctors too. What other issues need to be addressed to make this work?
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:52 AM   #2
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What do most do with their s&b? House sitter, occasional family check, neighbors???
Because we're gone 5-6 months, we have our house winterized; i.e., all the water lines drained. We could just leave the heat on low, but this way we don't have to worry about the power going out during a cold spell and the water lines freezing.

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Unless I find a particular spot to stay, what about mail? How can forwarding be accomplished.
If you have a friend, neighbor, or relative that can swing by your house every day to pick up your mail, you can then call them when you want it, have them put the mail in a Priority Mail envelope (which you will, of course, provide along with money for postage) and send it to you either at the RV park where you are staying or to General Delivery in some small town.

Or you can use the services of a mail forwarder...fill out a temporary mail forwarding form with the USPS to have them forward your mail to the mail forwarding address. Then contact the mail forwarder when you want mail sent (as above, they'll put all your mail in one envelope and send it to you).

A couple of "gotchas" on the USPS forwarding mail: Magazines are forwarded for only two months and replacement credit cards (and a few other things) are not forwarded. However, we've never had a problem receiving our year-end tax statements (things like 1099s)...they get forwarded just fine (several of them I can download from their respective websites).

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The hardest part will be doctors. To get my meds I need to see my doc every month.
Can't advise you here, since we don't have a similar problem. However, talk to your doctor and tell him what you want to do...he may have a solution.
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In addition to the hints LindaH gave you:
  1. We hired a young neighbor to remove the snow from our driveway and sidewalks so the place did not look abandoned
  2. We had lights on timers to make the house look occupied
  3. We use USPS premium mail forwarding service
Make sure that your pharmacy is able to keep your prescriptions current for you when you are out of state.
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I often think back to all the years I thought a snow shovel was standard equipment. Now I would not trade the low desert for anything in the winter. Thousands upon thousands of folks do exactly what you propose. I would encourage you to make separate postings for each question/concern. That works better in a forum setting for getting answers.

*suggestion - use the search box at the top of the page as much of this has already been discussed
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