- 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.