Hey, guys! How are ya? As you can guess from the title, we are still in our teeny tiny camper. Some of you have been asking how we’re adjusting to life in the camper, so I thought I would pop in and give you a little update. I have discovered some unexpected consequences of camper living.
Living in a camper is somewhat different from a short little getaway in the camper. One obvious difference? Stuff- ya gots to have more stuff when it’s a long term situation. Not just more clothing, which I didn’t plan for- oops! Paperwork will be the balding of me. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to dig out information from old files.
Speaking of files…. We have discovered how difficult it is to get a driver’s license and auto tags without a “real home.” We need a dozen or so forms of identification (slight exaggeration) and proof of residency. Utility bills are considered proof of new address, but guess what- no utility bills at the campsite. It’s all rolled into the rent. We don’t get a bill from the campground since we simply walk down the trail to the office. Sooo again, no bill with our new mailing address. Richard is able to prove his residency with a letter from his employer, but you guessed it… I don’t have an employer. I’m hoping I can use our auto insurance binder as proof.
We’ll also need birth certificates, marriage license, and social security cards- all packed away in a little fireproof box in storage. Somewhere.
Of course, waaay back in the back of one of our rented units. That’s Richard climbing over a mountain of stuff in search of buried
Oh, and the key to the lockbox? In a nightstand drawer, waaay back in the back of another unit.
The most worrisome thing about living in a camper? Totally unexpected, we can’t get renter’s insurance. Since we aren’t in permanent housing such as an apartment, no insurance carrier will cover us. The only personal property insurance we have is the tiny bit we’re allowed to get at the storage units.
The actual camper living? Really not too bad. Space is always an issue, so I’ve had to get creative in finding storage solutions.Having the bath house nearby makes showers much nicer than trying to use the tiny little corner shower in the tiny little camper bathroom. Much better water pressure, too.
Honestly, when I feel a bit discouraged with our lack of success finding a new home, I am reminded of how blessed we truly are. We have a roof over our head. I love the sound of rain on the roof! We have freedom to take our time finding just the right home.
Best of all? No debt! I’ll talk more about that later and where I believe the Lord is leading us in that respect.
Unfortunately, there won’t be many projects posted for awhile yet, so please bear with me as we make this big life change. I pray your life will be blessed as I have been blessed. Love you all!