I think some people think of a year on the road as kind of an extended vacation. We are 28 days into this trip and while we have done several fun things, a lot of the time I’m just living my new version of a normal life.
I’m doing more housework than before. I make our bed every day, something I NEVER used to do, just because this place is small and if it’s not kept picked up it’s kind of depressing. I wash dishes several times a day by hand. I do laundry in the campground laundry facility at least once a week. I write and take walks and check in with my kids. I’m working on several new companies that I want to start. I have read several books, totally revamped my prayer life and play at least four card games on my computer every day. (The current obsession is a solitaire game called “Eight Off.”)
We cook almost every meal in our RV so that’s way more time consuming than grabbing a burger or pizza like we used to do. And on days we travel, there is actually quite a bit of tearing down and setting up as you can’t have things flying around the interior of your motorhome as you are buzzing down the road. But there is some comfort in the new routine and I love the downsizing aspect of it.
I’m not sure how we have gone almost a month without breaking anything major on Fred (fingers crossed) but, so far, he has held up quite well. We have been in 12 states and logged close to 3,500 miles. We have a tentative plan that carries us through the end of January, and more importantly, gets us into eight more states!
If you live in Nashville, we are booked in a campground in Goodlettsville for the month of December. I’m excited to be headed back that way and reconnect with friends and family although it will be weird not to go back to Harpeth Bend. That was an awesome home and a big shout out to Donna for giving us the opportunity to live there.
Guess that’s it for now. You can tell it was a slow news day. But yesterday was my bday so I’m accepting cards, gifts and large amounts of cash now through the end of the year! 😊