Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is a picture of the starboard side of the motor home, This is called the basement storage.
This is still the starboard side, showing my hanging tool kit, and LP compartment. the part showing with the blue tarp is a pass through storage area.

This is the back section, power tools and cleaning stuff, Battery compartment with jumper cables and Extra Oil.

This is the front Port (drivers)side. Houses the air compressor and hose to reach all wheels, Fuse and brain area of the coach.

This is the Starbord side again where the waster and Sewer is handled. I am dumping the 'black water'. It smells only because others have used the commode. MINE DOES NOT STINK!

This is mid coach on the Port side. I am in my hand tool section and some power tools.

This is the front of the coach, it houses the generator. The gernerator puts out over 50 amps. Runs anything in the coach.

WE are getting our back packs ready also, I had about forgot how to put this little tent up. Sherry is cleaning it out.

I am happy with my life. I realize it is about over, realistically speaking. We know of folk who drive RV’s up into their eighties, but they are exceptions. We want to travel as long as we can feel comfortable that we are not endangering ours and others lives. I think I will be able to accept it, if I live that long.
We have nothing against living and staying in one place, but prefer to be on the road. The one question we have been asked is, ‘ how do you live without your ‘stuff’ ‘.
It really isn’t a problem. And in reality I carry enough ‘stuff’ to satisfy that little corner of my life. WE toyed with the idea of a storage facility when we started this life. Some quick math told us it would be cheaper to buy a tractor/trailer box. So I found a 53’ trailer for $1500, that would have been less than a year’s storage. We were in it today. There is ‘stuff’ we will never use, but do not know how to get rid of it. So we leave it. We have slowly given some of the furniture away. We can at least walk through it.
Yes, we know we are fortunate we have a place to park the trailer in the woods. We usually look into it once a year. I know it is a haven for snakes and mice. It seems the snakes have won out and the mice seem to be gone. I don’t mind the snakes. I know if you make enough noise we will never see the snakes or mice. So it is better to have the snakes, they do not eat furniture or bed clothes. That is sound logic isn’t it? ISN’T IT? I thought so.
Anyway we went in to get the back packing stuff we hope to use this summer. Sherry has been washing the clothes because they have a musty odor as you could imagine. So now we have our back packing stuff almost ready. The tent is up by the way. To be honest I had forgot how to put it up. It took a few minutes to figure out the many parts. But it is up. Maybe it will rain and I can check to see if if leaks.
I took pictures to let you see where I keep our stuff and how much I have in the ‘basement’. (Tomorrow the inside of our home)

Thanks for coming this way.
Nite Shipslog
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered..'
End quote….
Wouldn’t you like to be smart enough to say something like that 200 years before it happens.
Also I wish I was smart enough to have said this:
'If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'-Mark Twain


Anonymous said...

You are happy with your life. That says it all. So many aren't whether they travel the world or stay put in a mansion. As far as Stuff, often it owns you rather than the other way around. I think you 2 have figured out a better least it is a better way for you, which is what really matters. ~Mary

shirl72 said...

I hope Sherry got her back pack adjusted to feel
confortable. You have promised that if the
trail is to much with all the hills, mountains, and rocks and all the rugged terrian you will stop and come home. Don't let me have to come and get you both.


Terri said...

LOL@ your's not stinkin....riiiight! :)~

Very organized I must say...

I'm so glad you and Sherry are able to explore the world on the go and hope you can for many more years...

Love ya!

Bookncoffee said...

Fun entry...I enjoyed seeing where you keep your "stuff" and it all seemed very organized! I'm not sure about those snakes though!
I wanna go RV'ng! I think I can probably talk George into doing something like this one day!

Take care.

Paula said...

Thank you for sharing where you keep your "stuff". I was so worried. lol Cute picture of Sherry in the tent.

Woody said...

I too remember having to drain the "TANK" on our campers and I have to agree, mine never stank either, BUT it was better than dragging a half 55 gallon barrel out from under a latrine, dumping in fuel-oil and gas and spending the day burning in the hot sun watching it burn down to ash!!!
Nice pictures, can't wait for the inside shots!!!

PS: Drove under those interstate signs in Pennsylvania lots of times, sure miss it!!!

Anonymous said...

Mine doesn't stink either, hee hee!
Thanks for the 'tour'! I'm so excited to read about your adventures this summer. Stuff...I learned over the years that 'stuff' can always be replaced. Some things to hold sentimental value, and those are the things you have with you already right?