Selling the house is becoming a reality.
I will miss this neighborhood. Not as badly as Bev will, since she has been here considerably longer than I have, and it holds so much sentimental value for her, but I will miss it.
We recently began telling neighbors that we were selling the house in January and moving away. They were understandably sad to hear the news, and they wished us well. Some, I could tell from their faces, were a bit confused by it all. “What are you going to do?” they ask, and when we tell them, this confused look comes over them, like why would anyone leave a lovely neighborhood, and the security that comes with owning a home, to venture out on the roads and welcome uncertainty?
For me, it’s only natural. For Bev, the answer is a bit more complicated, and I have addressed her feelings in another video, and in another article. Suffice it to say she will miss this house we currently live in.
An interesting dilemma, selling the house
All of this raises an interesting dilemma of sorts, namely, where will our home be, once we hit the road in March, 2023? We are literally selling our only home, and we are not buying a replacement. Most people, when they plan on traveling around the states in some sort of RV, have a home base to return to. We will not. Our home base will literally be the RV, or RVs, we are traveling in.
When we return to Olympia, from time to time, to see family, or to take care of matters which demand our attention, we will not be returning to a brick-and-mortar home, so to speak. We will not even be returning to a piece of property upon which we can park our RVs.
Which explains the following
All of that prefaces this explanation of the type of RVs we are purchasing. Bev recently fell in love with a 1987 GMC 3500 short school bus, a skoolie, and that will be half of our “home” when we return to Olympia. The other half will be the Elusive travel trailer we currently have, unless we sell that before March and decide on some other sort of funky RV.
Those two “vehicles” will be our homes, on the road, and in Olympia, for better or for worse. They are both self-contained. They both have solar power, and water tanks, and some sort of bathroom, kitchen, and sleeping quarters. All they need is a little room to park on while we go about the business of living, no matter where that is.
Yes, we are selling the only home we have both lived in for a number of years. Yes, we are trading away a thousand-square feet of living space for about two-hundred square feet of living space on wheels. Yes, we are minimizing our lives, going ultra-tiny, shrinking our possessions down to the basics.
Will we love it? Will we thrive? Or will we throw up our hands and shriek in fear and disgust?
Stay tuned! It should be a wild ride, and without a doubt an interesting one.
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Bill & Bev