Back to the drawing board

I went to the realtor today and told her I was done with the house for sale by owner. She wants to give it a couple more days. But I think we both know the deal’s off at this point. The area I will be in for the next year or two is a haven for camping spots. A fifth wheel might just work. I’d really like some land, but maybe not this year. I think I can get some pots, fill them with dirt, and make my own “land” without the cost if I do get a fifth wheel. Several people are encouraging me in that direction… they think it would be wiser than buying and more in keeping with what I want. I’m surprised they’re encouraging it. But after talking to my parents last night, I think I could almost convince Dad to go that route. And that seems virtually impossible. So maybe…

The amazing thing about RV’ing in this area is that a lot costs $300+ per month. But it includes utilities worth at least $125, even on a very conservative scale. And that doesn’t include the savings in taxes (around $500-1000 for me) or any insurance differences. $5000 for the first year and $125/month in lot rent isn’t bad, and I think I could find an RV for that. I’m going to think about it pretty seriously this weekend. The hardest part for me would be giving up my books. They wouldn’t all fit in a standard RV. Only in a custom built tiny house. That will come later, maybe.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on April 21, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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