Ha - my airstream IS my love nest....
H and I bought a 69 Globetrotter - fixed her up and spent a month south each winter, hit a few rallies and then his job changed. So we sold her. I felt like I was trapped with no escape pod - so all of about a month went by and I bought a 63 globetrotter that needed a lot of work. H and I tackled like clockwork and I went to my first Silver Sister Rally in Ohio - What an adventure. Met some fantastic women - that literally changed my life.
Then neighbour from H*ll crossed our path, Then H got sick, then garage caved in, then I got sick then Mother got sick, then Dad got sick. H, Dad and I got better, Mum did to some degree.
I got totally stressed and needing a life change I headed out by myself for a 2.5 month hiatus from everything. Returned home to a brand new RV garage. H was great, Dad no so good and neither was Mum - so I cared for them for a while. Then we were thrown into more land appeals and in between Mum died waiting for her dream home. And our lives were shattered. Neighbour dragged our lives out for 4 years and we lost every penny we have fighting for the right to build a house for my parents.
Now we are having to sell our home and most of our possessions, put in for a building permit on a house we don't even want - we could not even stomach living down there - but it is our only way to get back to 0 and start again with only 6 years to our retirement!
So as a House Stager spends time with us and the last 4 days we have virtually packed up most of our house hoping to get the house on the market for the 15th - we have renos to do Xmas decorations to do and a garage FULL of stuff to sort and take to the auction and dump and pack and store away indefinitely.
And to top it all - we have no idea where we are going to live or what we are going to do - other than the next step is to build a house to sell it - and live in a trailer and a boat at the water front lot while doing so.
But the positive - I am almost 49 and I am going back to school!!! I am signed up to take a double diploma in Paralegal/Law Clerk and I am heading straight into Municipal, Land and Environmental Law. In 1.5 years I will be eligible to jump into UNB and complete my Bachelors Degree in Applied Management which will then allow me with my combined Education and Employment experience to apply to the School of Law (in the US). Of course this part is the icing on the cake and one of those bucket list items.
I hope to within the next year work toward my own consulting business with my Paralegal License to follow shortly.
Yep Lou and Larry - you know exactly where I am headed with this don't you. If I can do one thing in my life and that is to change a system that is so damn corrupt and unfair - it is the OMB and the Provincial Planning Act! No one should have to go through what Peter and I have - to build a simple 1100 square foot home in keeping with the surrounding development meeting all the regulating agencies permits, with a reasonable request for relief on the set backs to simply have "neighbours" throw us into an appeal system that SUCKS! (no better word comes to mind)
So I start in Jan and finish just before my surgery - yep a new ankle at the end of April. I hope to at least sit and enjoy the view of our beautiful waterfront lot while they build a house on there - I will enjoy gloating at the DR. - we may be Rocky - bloodied soar and broken - but we are not defeated! And we have the last say as it has always been OUR land NOT HIS - and HOW dare he think he has the right to privacy on OUR Land and to think he is any better with more privileges because of his D and R!!!
Sorry Sheryl - you have caught me at quite a time in my life! and easily taken off track....
I love my Airstream - any airstream and all airstreams. I love the independence. And yep women traveling alone get quite a lot of people coming up and commenting on how amazed they are that we are alone and doing all that their H's are doing.
I am sure we could all tell some pretty crazy stories....
We "Easterners" are long over due another Rally -but we need to get it out of Michigan tee hee - no offense MICHIES?? - but how about a trip to Kansas - that would be cool - of course I would come on over to Mich and Caravan down with you all. Seems I may have quite a bit of the summer off!!! But I have to wait till I can walk again.
Face book is a great idea too - I don't visit it much - just no time but would be interesting to see how many outside this forum there may be out there.
PS for those following - Peter is motivated now to finish the LadyBug - hmm that will be re-named as he wants it for him!! ha could it be cause I keep calling the ModPod Mine....
He has had to sell his tracker so I told him he will need his own TV too
But I think he is into the idea of becoming Captain K - he has really missed not having his boat in the water these past two years! and he does not get to travel south with me either poor fellow - really needs a break from all this stress.