Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Home, RV and camping
Cars of beauty:
1948 Chev Coupe
1956 Ford T-Bird
Yes, YES! even in the rain being here in the mountains is refreshing. Now if we were still tent camping it would be different.
I just thought of an incident in the USMC. In the Corps each marine carried what was called a ‘shelter half,’ or half a tent. You were paired with another marine at night and buttoned the halves together for a pup-tent. One night I started trenching my side and my partner said, ‘it ain’t gonna rain I am not trenching.’ Knowing one side only would not prevent rain water, I didn’t finish my trench.
IT RAINED. As water entered, I was trying to sleep on my M1 Rifle perched between my pack and helmet. I finally put on my poncho took my stuff and slept under a tree, a very miserable night. My tent mate was soaked. Marine privates aren’t weather forecasters. WE had some words. I learn hard, but I learn. Hahahaha.
WE have stayed in Belmont, NC for 3 months. That is the longest we have set in one place in many, many years. Of course our future in the RV is still up in the air. I think we would like to put the house back up for lease/rent but the task of getting rid of all the STUFF is a little too much for us.
So as long as we call the house our home there are gutters to clean, grass to cut, mail to watch out for, and utilities to be paid. We are thinking….
But for right now, we R happy campers. Everyone knows we are not actually camping, we just move our home from place to place. It is more fun to park it in the woods. This is at present, still our ‘legal’ home with a residency in Florida. Most full time RV’ers set up a residence in a state with no state income tax to make life less complicated. We chose Florida; we do love the state (and weather).