Embarrassed to Post

I am truly embarrassed to admit that yes, after saying I was going replace the floor and rebuild the Aliner, then saying I was not going to rebuild it, then saying I was, then stating emphatically I wasn’t… several times…. I am now gutting it and planning to rebuild it.

Bathroom out, refrigerator is next to go.

The economy is the reason.  I don’t DARE go into debt with the US on the verge of default.  And even if they don’t default, the debt is so unsustainable no matter what they do that we will eventually crash.

Also, I prayed about it and asked God for specific direction on whether to rebuild it or not.  The next day I was looking at campers on the net and studying floorplans when I got that awful feeling that I can only relate to the extreme mental warning I get when I am thinking about camping someplace unsafe for the night.  I have learned when I feel that warning not to try to rationalize it away, but to get out of there as quickly as I can.

Later, I walked out into the Aliner and felt the most profound sense of peace.  All of the sudden the idea of gutting it and rebuilding it didn’t seem overwhelming.  I analyzed what I actually need in a camper, and the answers are a safe place to sleep, a bathroom, a refrigerator, and a place to fix coffee and cook light meals.  And the Aliner really can have everything I need.  I had just wanted bling.

So, due to the extreme heat, I am only working on the camper for two hours a day.  I do whatever I can get done in those two hours, then call it a day.  It’s going to take a while, but I’m not on a schedule.  The only deadline I have is our trip home for Thanksgiving.  And I’m sure I’ll have it redone by then.



Summer Doldrums

The days still stretch endlessly in the nineties…. 101 was predicted today.  Not sure we made it that high, as we had a blessed cloud cover.  Thunderstorms have been predicted, but all we get are a few growls of thunder but no rain.

But the cloud cover keeps the heat from feeling so brutal.

I dropped my new camera and broke it last night, so will be back to using the old one that I gave to Ron.  Hope he doesn’t mind.  🙂

It’s so strange contemplating a future with no camper.  I’m hoping to be able to get a used one this fall.  If not, maybe next spring.  I am committed to NOT going into debt for another one.  But the economic news makes me wonder how successful I’ll be at saving cash for one.

Camping has been my life for the past four years.  I really can’t imagine a future without being able to jump in the truck and head out camping for a week…or two… or three whenever the urge strikes.

Oh, I got the “CHUNK” down on the ukulele today.  I don’t like to hear it overused, but it sure is an effective percussive accent now and then in some songs.

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