I never thought I would be renting again, but I am. The lease is signed as of today and the car is packed with the first load of stuff to go to the new house.
Still, this is a transition house for me. Rent is reasonable, and the house is clean and well maintained, if old. There are no appliances–I suppose things have changed in the last 9 years; I never ran into that when I rented before!–but I won’t be buying large ones. I will probably go to Walmart within the next week and get a two burner countertop “hot plate” style burner system. I hope to get a dorm sized fridge. I’ve wondered if I could do with fewer kitchen appliances. At this point, I won’t be out much if I decided I can’t do without them. It should be an interesting experiment. The good thing about buying small alternatives to appliances is that it helps me remember that this is not a permanent situation. And besides, if I move again, I won’t have much invested in things I can’t take with me.
I may buy an RV to work on in my spare time. I’m not sure yet. It would sure be nice to throw everything I own into one, rather than having to worry about relocation again someday.