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in which i end up in an rv

February 10, 2017

I started this blog at the urging of others.  I still haven’t figured out what direction this should follow.  With no direction it will likely scatter and become a little of everything.  It will represent many pieces of myself.  I’m alright with that.  

 

Many of you, friends, have suggested I write about RV/Camper life.  So i will start there.  

 

 

I live in a RV with two dogs( Tuck & Blur)  and a boyfriend (Alex).  I purchased this RV for $2,300 from Klamath Falls, OR toward the end of September.  I was still living in St. George, Utah and Alex ( boyfriend) acted as my eyes on the endevour.  The camper had been in storage and unused by an older couple for some time.  The bathroom wall and shower needed repair.  Otherwise the RV was in good condition… as far as we could tell, which honestly we could tell very little.  

 

Why an RV?  Let me back this bitch up.  

 

I moved to Utah in the summer of 2013.  I hadn’t  quite found that I fit in, but I was happy enough mostly.  I started considering buying a house.  The market in that area was not for me.  While the location was amazing and great, also amazing were the prices.  Amazingly out of my price range.  I was tired of throwing money into other peoples mortgages by renting.  I wanted to build equity and feel safe.  It was mostly about feeling safe in my space.  

 

Why didn’t I feel safe?  I had heard rumors that the rental company was unkind and entrust worthy.  Turned out to be true.  They required six month inspections, where they nit-picked everything.  I grew to dread them.  After a year and a half we wanted to change the lease because a roommate was moving out.  We’d passed our 12 months in good standing on the original lease, from which the lease was turned into a month-to-month deal.  That was ok with us.  Unfortunately we didn’t think they would pull the house out from us.  So naturally, they did.  They listed the house for a higher rent, and gave us 30 days to vacate, in the mean time we’d have a 6 month inspection.  Uhhhh….OK…

 

So during that time Alex and I scramble to figure out what to do.  It’s a lot harder  to find housing than you think when you don’t know anyone who wants a place,  affordable and  pet friendly.  

 

Around that time Alex had been toying with the idea of Oregon.  We ended up visiting mid-August.  It was alright, pretty enough.  We didn’t stay long though.  Just a weekend for Alex to attend a job interview.  

 

He ended up getting the job and retuned to Oregon and motorcycle camped for the month.  He returned to Utah and fixed his truck, packed our things and put them in storage in Oregon.  

 

In the mean time I had been displaced from a job, but I had other jobs to support me.   I made the drive to Oregon September 29, 2016.  It was a long drive, and for the most part I was feeling relieved and looking forward to a new beginning…. 

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