Today is Elsie’s and my last day in this beautiful home. We have had a good month. Elsie likes the room to run and I have enjoyed the quiet and beauty of this home. I have learned a few things.
- I don’t need 2500 square feet to live in. When I first arrived I went from my bedroom to the kitchen. After finally giving myself permission, I expanded my space to the den and sun room. The formal dining room and the master suite were areas that I explored very little, if at all.
- I like being still. I liked having a place to come home to after appointments and walks.
- I really like being surrounded by beauty.
- A good hot shower was a delicious treat for me. The shower in my RV is a bit on the small side.
- Another treat is having a washer and dryer handy.
- I enjoyed Therese’s art room. It is light and airy and has really good vibes.
- As I lay in bed at night it was a delight to hear the coyotes howling in the canyon. I really like coyotes.
- I like chicken sitting but I would not choose to be an urban farmer. Fresh eggs were a treat to be savored.
- When the hip bursitis got bad I fell in love with the couch in the den. It was one place I could lay without any pain. It is a magic couch.
- Sometimes it is good to have someone take care of your home. A week ago one of the drip irrigation pipes broke. I went outside to find water rushing down the driveway. This neighborhood is so quiet, it may have taken a while before anyone noticed this.
- I like the pool but I am not sure I would like the maintenance and upkeep.
- I liked having a garden that I could play around in. I love pruning and making a yard look nice.
Here is the beginnings of a list of what I will look for when I am ready to move back into a sticks and bricks type home. The longer I stay in one place the more I begin to long for a sense of permanence. I continue to recognize the longing for community. It is hard to do when one is “on-the-road”.
I am not done with this house quite yet. I move back in for two weeks over Thanksgiving before my house sitting gig is done. It has been a fun and interesting adventure.
Today I vacuum and dust and clean. I want my friends to come home to a happy and well cared for home. I know they will have many tales to tell.
Tomorrow Miss Elsie and I move back into our small house on wheels. We are going to camp on San Diego Bay for a few days before venturing off to visit friends.
Today I am thankful for good friends, lovely homes and my Roadtrek RV.
When you drive your RV, do you turn the heated seat on? It will help with the bursitis and lower back. It feels so good & ♥️soothing.