Well, this afternoon, we are driving our new RV over to the home of some friends and will begin sleeping and living in our new rig. Although our house belongs to us until Monday the 31st, the mold remediation specialists have begun their work in the attic and we are loathe to be exposed to the fungicides that are being applied up there in the eaves.
Most of our stuff that we need for travel is now packed in the rig, and some of it is in our nearby storage unit waiting to be sorted through before we really hit the proverbial road in late October. Even more stuff is waiting at Mary's workplace down the street for a massive yard sale that will (hopefully) net us several hundred more dollars and a decreased burden of physical possessions. Whatever is left over will be jettisoned in one way or another.
And what have we gotten rid of? Hundreds of books, sheets, towels, vases, dishes, glasses, shoes---all manner of flotsam and jetsam that naturally accumulates in a house. Nature abhors a vacuum, and our current "vacuum" has been crammed with stuff since 1998.
While many "full-timers" living in RVs are actually on the road, we will be "cheating" for a bit, having access to our friends' sweet apartment, helping with their baby in the mornings, using their laundry and enjoying an extension to our new mobile home. In fact, we will do the same whenever we pull into friends' driveways along the way......and isn't that simply convenient and lovely?
Living in our rig for six or seven weeks will afford us some time to get used to the space, figure out what works and what doesn't, and how to negotiate our new lifestyle. These next weeks will test our mettle, help us detox from homeownership, and simultaneously embrace our new chosen living environment.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and we will be posting more often once this moving out process is completed on the 31st of August.