This probably isn’t the time to be writing my way past due post but I’m a captive audience in the laundromat at the rv park. AARGH. I hate laundromats and I’m feeling snarly and I’ll try not to take it out on you, my followers. It’s not your fault.
So much has happened in such a short time. I unconsciously attempted to once again shoot myself in the foot but I managed to dodge the attempt.
Shortly after I got here I really started to realize just how small Olivia is. Not only that, lifting a 75 pound dog in and out of Olivia multiple times a day for a potty break is becoming a challenge. But, he’s gotta go potty and he doesn’t do steps, so I do them for him.
There are two housing developments attached to the RV park and they have “real” houses. I drove around and collected flyers on houses for sale and then checked them out when they were open for viewing a week ago Sunday. They’re all on one level…no steps…and have backyards. I was thinking about not having to lift my dog in and out of Olivia, I could get my stuff out of storage, I’d have a garage to park my Volvo in, etc., etc., etc.
So…drumroll…I made an offer on a house!!! Whaaaaaat was I doing? Shooting myself in the foot apparently. Fortunately the owners didn’t accept my offer and I didn’t make a counter offer. Phew. Saved from myself...again.
I think that all my reasons were valid but it’s too early to be making that permanent of a decision. I’m not even sure I want to stay in Tucson so why would I be buying a house? A larger motorhome maybe, but not a house.
These are some of the thoughts I’m dealing with:
1. Olivia is really quite small and getting smaller on a daily basis. I really would like more room, a bed, storage and my own washer/dryer combo.
2. When I leave here after “The Season” what am I going to do with my Volvo since I can’t tow it behind Olivia?
3. Do I get a motorhome large enough to tow my Volvo?
4. If I bought a park model here I’d have a place to park my Volvo. In addition to the park model, it would cost $4600+ a year for the space, plus electricity when I was in residence.
5. If I got a larger motorhome I could leave when it starts to get hot here and return in October. Then I’d only have to pay a monthly fee and not the $4K for a park model.
6. I was going to question whether or not I can drive a larger motorhome and the answer to that is a resounding…yes…of course I can.
Sometimes my head just reels with all the thoughts going through it. Let me tell you, it’s not a picinic.
Another thing that is contributing to my snarly feeling is that a fifth wheel moved in next to me yesterday. There are 20 empty spaces around me but they moved in right next door. To me, that’s the hard part about RVng, people moving in next door. Anyway, they left for awhile last night and one of their dogs barked constantly while they were out. Now when I go outside I have dogs on either side of me that go bonkers with their barking.
I think I’ve said this before, but if it weren’t for my dog I wouldn’t be in the pet section!!! That’s good information for my future after the inevitable with my 14 year old dog.
Here’s the positive….water aerobics, Zumba, line dancing…so far. I could kick myself because I forgot to go to Mah Jongg Monday night.
There’s also a photography club I’m going to check out and maybe the Mac
Another positive…November 1st I was in shorts!!!! That’s after I walked my dog early in the AM wearing gloves and layers because it was in the low 50s. After water aerobics it was warm enough for shorts. Whoopee.
I guess I’m here for “The Season” where the rents are high and all the spaces are filled. I think it will be an interesting experience. Maybe I’ll go where there’s water next year.
See…I’m telling myself…by not buying that house I can think about going somewhere else next year, if I want. In a larger motorhome, if I want. I can do whatever I want. If only I could figure out what I want!!!
Loving the warmth,