Thursday, December 5, 2013

One Year Later – And I’m Still Alive!

It was December 5, 2012, a year ago today, that we sold our house and started living the full-time RV lifestyle.  One year ago already!  My, my, my, where has the time gone?  When I reminded Janet about our first RVersary, her comment was, “And I haven’t killed you yet!”  With the two of us plus our dog and cat packed into 300 square feet of living space, I knew I’d have to be on my best behavior.  Surviving the first year in close quarters required a fairly high “tolerable to live with” index.  Since I am still around to write this, perhaps I have succeeded.

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that we faced some interesting “challenges” after we hit the road this past June.  But, as the proverbial “they” say, “Time heals all wounds.”  Either for that reason, or because we’re gluttons for punishment, we have started planning our travels for the coming year.  Our on-the-road theme for 2014 will be “Strength in numbers”.  We’ll be traveling with another couple, good friends who also have an RV.

Now that I’ve been living in a tin can for a year, here are the things I have enjoyed the most compared to life in a traditional house:

·  I am no longer affected by large annual increases in homeowners and flood insurance premiums. The same goes for property taxes.

·  No more worrying about hurricanes. If a hurricane is coming, we can take our house and get out of harm’s way.

·  House cleaning is a quick affair.

·  The term a “road trip” has taken on a whole new meaning.

·  Wherever we go, we’re still home.

Here’s to a happy, healthy, and adventurous 2014.

Outdoor living space under the awning

Elkay stretching out on the bed

Annie relaxing on the couch