And so it goes the life of a vagabond….. No fixed address for over two weeks and loving it!! I’m sure I’m still in the honeymoon phase of full-time RV-ing, but the freedom of this lifestyle is so quickly apparent to me, that even if we had not decided to go exploring, and only decided to sell the house and live like this, I would be tinkled pink!!
I know most kids probably dreamed of living in their childhood camping trailers if they had one, but I REALLY fantasized about living in a camper….. for weeks on end during summer holidays, I would sleep in the camper and pretend it was my little abode, and even though it was only 18 feet long, at the time it felt like the perfect size to live in!! So having this childhood dream come to realization, and being able to do it in a 35 footer is more than 12 year old Amy could have ever imagined!!
With the slides pulled out, the camper is just short of 400 square feet of living space….. That’s a posh condo in Liberty Village!! And although some habits die hard…. (like tidying up after one’s husband), it’s a whole lot quicker and easier to tidy up a mess confined to the space of a bachelor apartment instead of a four bedroom home!!
Life is perfectly comfortable so far in the rig, we’ve had a few kinks to iron out of course, but overwhelmingly, life has been running smoothly! Because of the space limitations, it has taken some attention to move around gently, more slowly than one would in normal space constraints….. There is still the occasional startled waking from a dead sleep with the inadvertent “punching” of low ceilings at the head of our bed….. However, the random callings of the donkeys late at night has become melodious, white, background noise!!
Everything takes a little bit longer….. Cooking, bathing, chores, making beds, tidying…… But that’s perfectly okay! We were looking for a little bit of a slow-down anyway….. All in all, life on the road is transitioning nicely…… It’ll all likely be perfectly organized just in time for our jobs to finish up and the next chapter of exploration begins!!
But until then, we’re fitting right in with our neighbours, a bunch of asses in the front yard and a bunch of clucking, chicks in the back!!