The new year has me pondering, as I’m sure it does many of you.
You know, when we sold our house in late 2013 and moved into the camper, I thought it would take three months to find land and build a simple, but liveable, structure. Being the practical-minded person I am, I prepared for six months. It’s been 13.
After spending the entire calendar year of 2014 in “transitional housing” I’m ready for the next phase of our living arrangement. Honestly, some days, I think I’m going to take up drinking before we get there.
But then I think, if we’d built a regular building, as we’d intended, we’d be spending nearly triple the amount we’ve estimated for the cargo container. We’d have a 15 (if not 30-year) mortgage. And it would take easily 2-3 times as long to build.
So, you know…it’s been worth the wait, I think. I’m happy to say 2015 will be about something besides buying or selling or building. It’s going to be about living. And sharing some of that living with you, kind readers.
Of course, I know what you’re really interested in are some updates. Well, I’ve only got a tiny one. As you may know, it’s been raining for approximately 29,408,209 days. Or a week. Whatever. Since our first step is welding, and Hubs is not going to weld in the rain, we’ve been in a holding pattern. However, tomorrow afternoon is supposed to be dry. If welding happens, I’ll let you know.
Since it’s been raining for so long, and since we’re mostly shaded, and since the containers scraped up the ground as they were moved…it’s muddy, y’all. So, for Christmas, Scott put in stepping stone all the way from the parking area to the front of the camper. It’s the best gift I could have asked for.