How's the motorhome?
I hear that question a lot these days. I figure I ought to jot down these memories while they're there.
How's the motorhome? How is living in a space the size of our old living room? With three boys?
Well lemme tell ya...
It is temporary. It is fiscally responsible. It is a small stepping stone towards financial freedom. It is a lesson in learning what you can live with; an even bigger lesson in learning what you can live without.
Oddly enough, this beast on wheels has brought us more comfort in the past six weeks than stress. Well, that's not entirely true. The first four days or so were entirely stressful, but it wasn't just Mack. Six weeks later, with the air conditioning working, life is a breeze.
This is home. For now.
The joy of an RV vs a fifth wheel is that the front three feet or so are completely wasted when it comes to living space. Putting the big computer there is about all the function we get out of it. I only use that computer for pictures, a laptop for everything else.
This(the couch folds down into a contraption of torture. I will never complain about my real mattress again) is where the man and I sleep. Actually, he's sleeping in a cushy hotel at the moment(deployment training) and I make sure to give him a hard time about it.
It's not at all like camping. It's like living in an RV.
The kids are aggravating, but they were aggravating in a big house.
The dishes are never ending, but they were never ending in a big house.
Pretty much the only difference is that there is something called a black tank and it has to be dumped.
NOT a girl job. Not a girl job at all. I, however, had the pleasure of doing it last night. Thanks to the aforementioned deployment training. It's just a lever that you pull, but the mental aspect of exactly what is being done is enough to make one gag. Such is life.
I often remind myself that this was my idea. I came up with the plan that we pay off as much debt as possible before Sean starts school. This is how we're doing it. Three(ish) months of non-conventional living and we're sitting pretty with the finances.
So far, so good.