Some folk wonder how you go from 2800 sqft to 324 sqft and make it work for 14-15 years? To us it has not been a problem. We are asked about our ‘stuff’. You know we humans must have our ‘stuff’. This motor home has a lot of storage below, it is called a basement. Since boys seem to require more stuff, most of what is down there is my stuff.
Most of this is mine, tools.
The basement compartment on the left is a shared compartment. Chairs, tables, books to be read and Family VHS. The Right is more tools and MH repair stuff. There is a trunk to be delivered from Las Vegas to Brevard, NC.
Sherry considers Christmas stuff hers, and that is under the bed along with clothes we will probably never wear. Oh, and Sherry is addicted to the old style hair dryer that has combs and brushes on them. We have at least 3 extra, I think. bought at various yard sales. I also have a shotgun under there I have never fired.
There is something special under he bed. A sheet of uncut $1 bills. Given to me by my nephew Steve, after I helped him build a ramp for his daughter. An absolutely beautiful young lady who is in a wheel chair much of the time! I tried to explain there was no charge for the work, but he insisted I take the bills. Sweet of him.
Also there is storage under the couch with ‘stuff’. Old directories, greeting cards, computer print cartridges and paper. Just above me here is Sherry’s treasure of ‘STUFF’, she couldn’t live without them, cook books and her HIGH SCHOOL ANNUALS. Every time I see her reach for one of them, she is usually on the phone with Evelyn, a former classmate.
So as you can see we have our small share of ‘stuff’. We have a large storage area in Belmont, that we consider our home base, that has more stuff, our history, you might say.
But what makes this work so well is something I know you guys get tired of hearing, and that is she is the greatest. Yesterday I took the left overs of a meal I cooked the day before and made a soup (with her permission, she had the choice of eating out or my soup). She was sweet and bragged on the soup as I washed dishes. I let her dry, sometimes if she insists.
She is always complimentary. My pat answer is always, “How many times did you fix dinner for me and the boys after working 8 hours? I just want to repay you a little for that.”
I am not fishing for compliments, this lady deserves the best. We, working together, have been successful I never apologize for what we have. We were happy on $60 a month with no assistance, living in a remodeled chicken house. We never thought of food stamps, etc. (Nothing wrong with that, it is just not us). She was the greatest then. We have lived in what some would call a mansion, it was paid for and were never any happier than we are now. For us, this is the life.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton, American actor/writer
PS2 Sorry, I know I am repeating my self in this post. But sometimes I just feel like this.
We actually had one of these also. The ageless VW camper.