Monday, April 9, 2018

A Big Mistake in a Tiny Package

It's been such a long, awful winter but spring has arrived and things are slowly improving in the little RV. 

My last post detailed my misadventure to Texas to pick up my Airstream. After having surgery to repair my fractured wrist I decided to bite the bullet and have it shipped from Texas to Washington. To make a long story short, it arrived very quickly. I moved in and quickly realized I had made a huge, tiny mistake. It was just too small and I began to get depressed. When you're on the edge anyway that's the last thing you need. Two weeks of sitting in a tiny tin can in the rain with one arm useless and a big, bored dog was two weeks too many. I knew it was not going to work. 

I began to weigh my options and soon decided it was a question of my happiness and emotional and physical well being rather than money. 
I started looking at larger Airstreams and found one I wanted to see right here in town. My sister-in-law, Suzanna and I drove over to take a look. It's only three feet longer but what an incredible difference that three feet makes. It's also wider by 15" so it feels so much more spacious.
I thought and pondered and finally decided it was the one for me so I made an offer. This is a 2016 Flying Cloud 25 FB used only five times by an older couple. It's in beautiful shape and it's darn near perfect for Murphy and me.  
He's on my bed. He has one too!

My dad and my nephew helped me bring it home last Wednesday and we started moving in right away. I'm so much happier in here. There are tons of windows and so much light even on rainy days. We are still getting settled and organized but wow what a relief. 
He can see out all the windows and loves it.

My wrist is healing well and I'm actually typing for the first time with both hands. I got my cast off last Thursday and started physical therapy. I'm wearing a brace when I'm out or doing something physical but I have my arm back and that's a great thing. 


12 comments:

  1. Oh my!!! That looks terrible. Amazing what four weeks will do. Glad you are happier. It looks like a beautiful unit. Hope you can soon get out and soak up some nature to heal your soul!!!

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    1. Thanks Flowergirl, Just having some sun here and there over the last few days has helped so much. I'm just adjusting to my new life and all the changes it brings. Slowly....
      Juley

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  2. That is a beautiful Airstream. Back in the late 1950's, I was invited to take a long three month trip in my Uncle and Aunt's Airstream. What a lovely memory I have of that trip and that trailer. Back then, my Uncle was a member of the Wally Byam Airstream Club we spent a week at Colorado Springs where they held a huge rally. As far as you could see, silver trailers everywhere. . .

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    1. Dizzy, I joined the club as well. I'd like to attend a rally but a small one to start. I'm not a crowds person.
      Juley

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  3. More space and light makes a nicer home,I'm glad you knew what would make such a pleasant difference in how you feel,enjoy!

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    1. Thank you! I love that I don't have to turn the lights on much because it's so bright in here. It's such a happy atmosphere.

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  4. It looks wonderful! This is your home, it needs to be just right!

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    1. Thanks Sandy,
      I keep trying to tell myself that but the budget keeps telling me I'm wrong. I do love my new home. The difference is night and day.
      Juley

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  5. What happened to the new one that was delivered??
    Don in Okla.

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    1. Don, The smaller one if currently for sale.
      Juley

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  6. My grandparents had a airstream growing up. They still seem like very well made and functional RV's. I think this will be a good home for you to build new memories in.
    Paul

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    1. Paul,
      Exactly why I choose an Airstream. We had so many problems with the other two RVs we had. I just don't have the energy to deal with all of that anymore. I'm amazed at the use of space. There is so much storage and it's solid. I think you're right, good memories on the way.
      Juley

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