I’m in Bedford, Texas, at the Family Homeless Shelter.
Actually, I am in the driveway of the Family Homeless Shelter, in my sister Joey’s RV, sitting on a twin mattress that I dragged out of the garage. I’m freezing my ass off.
Joey’s RV is a 1997 Fleetwood Bounder. She’s ripped out every piece of furniture and re-filled the space with soft carpets, giant pillows, and lots of plants. The front part looks kind of like a zen garden. This is a funky, artistic RV.
I am kind of boring compared to Joey. I am not going to rip out and redesign everything. Right now, I think I want a 2007 Winnebago View/Itasca Navion, a 23 ft diesel class C.
Why I like the View/Navion:
- I realized that I would not have been able to take my spectacular September journey through Utah if I had been driving a big ass diesel pusher with a tow vehicle. (Or, at least, I never would have risked taking the route that I took.)
- I realized that I could sell my car (for approximately $10K) and apply those extra funds toward my credit card debt. (With a 23 ft RV, I wouldn’t have a second vehicle.)
- I learned that I will probably do the most driving in my first year and so might prefer a vehicle that is designed for moving around.
- I realized that I was on an unhealthy continuum where larger/more private = more desirable.
- I think I was attached to the big rig because I felt cool driving it, or felt like it represented my transcendence of some level of fear with regard to vehicles and freeways.
- I have also realized that there is a reasonably wide range of options that will work for me, so I am not fretting too much.
Sorry for the lame post, but, as stated previous, I am sitting on a twin mattress on the floor of a wobbly RV, freezing my ass off.
Joey just took a picture of me.
Now she just handed me a hot water bottle to keep me warm. It looks like something out of the movie Sybil.
All right. I’ll be back in Austin tomorrow.
Talk to you soon!
Countup: 34 days of sobriety!
Countdown:123 days until I move into my RV!