I have received a couple of comments requesting some discussion on my RV life. I did spend two other periods of my life living in an RV. The first was about 25 years ago and it only lasted about six months. I have few memories of this other than it wasn’t the best experience of my life. The entire time I was stationary. The next experience was after my second divorce. This was a matter of convenience, as I happened to already have an RV, and I lived in one place for a total of three and a half years. Totally unremarkable. That brings us to this experience. It started in March of 2022. The original plan was to start in April, but things happened faster than planned. As a result, many mistakes were made. I felt like I spent the first 5-6 months in a blender. Things are coming into the normal realm now and I am starting to make some actual plans. As has been plainly pointed out to me: “life is what happens when you are making other plans”. I feel fortunate my personality allows me to roll with the punches.
I am currently hanging out on the Oregon Coast. One of the things I have learned is home is where you want it to be. That’s where you belong. I belong to a camping club that has numerous sites available on both coasts. According to the terms of membership, I must move at least every 21 days. I can go back to a park I have been in after 7 days. The 3 parks I have selected for my current rotation are heavily wooded. According to Lucy Jones’ book “Losing Eden”, this is the healthiest environment, both physically and mentally. I just seems to suit me at this point in my life. I have joined two library systems, so I always have books and videos available to me. One of the life skills necessary for this life is how to do with less physical things. I believe I have adapted to this well and in the process of donating as much as possible to Habitat and Goodwill.
This will be a landmark post because I am attempting to include my first picture. Its the desk I mentioned in an earlier post that makes my writing life simpler. Simple thing for most people. The desk was made from scraps of plywood I had in storage from disassembling a previous desk.