Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called ‘passing the buck'?
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I am trying to finalize a book on travel. This book will be titled “Our RV Life”, a book suggested and started years ago. We have been full-time for twenty years. I smile, when I think ‘that is longer than we ever lived in a brick/mortar home’. We started life together in a 26 foot trailer at the Camp Geiger trailer park at Jacksonville, NC. This girl has followed me to so many structures it is amazing. She has lived in a 42x8 trailer that she remembers thinking was a huge home. We raised two boys up to school age in that dude.
We lived once in a converted chicken house, the kitchen floor had about ten linoleums to keep the cold Missouri weather out. She once lived with me in a house with no indoor plumbing, yep she had an outhouse for the first time in her life.
(Can you see Sherry up on that roof? Yep she helped roof it, hung drywall too!)
Together Sherry and I built a beautiful 1800sqft split level home.(4yrs=sold it) From that we bought a lot in ‘Heaven’ (Belmont, Sherry’s home town). I built us a nice home with three garages and an indoor heated pool. (3-4yrs=sold it)
From that we built us a 2800sqft home. We loved it. I had my office there and stayed there all of 4 years, then started to get the idea to travel. We retired, and moved into a motor home.(Kept it=leased)
SOOO we are actually as happy in this Motor Home as any house we have owned. In 61 years I have moved my girl UP in the world. We started off in 26x8, Now we have 38.5 feet by 8. An increase of 12 feet or 2.36 inches a year. Definitely better than going backwards.
Sherry still owns 2 of those 2800sqft homes plus three smaller homes. BUT we agree we had rather live right here in this Diplomat.
In the next few years we must decide what to do. We both are nearing 80. I told Mr. Hunter, the next unit to come open to let us know before he rents or leases, we just MIGHT be ready to settle down. It hurts to even say that.
But if you have followed the blogs lately, you know what is on our minds. OUCH (note: winding down we hope is 5-10 years lol)
In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, usually a buck knife, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would 'pass the buck' to the next
PS: Since we have moved 26 times in this 61 years there are many other trailers and houses in the background. LOL.