I woke up this morning and walked outside to a brisk 62-degree Nebraska morning temperature while sipping on my first cup of coffee. It was early; I always wake up earlier than everyone. My mind has not completely bought into the fact I can relax yet. Smiley (my lab mix) and I walked the campground listening to the early morning sounds when it dawned on me, we never have time to walk together at home. When I got back to my chair in the camper, I decided to write a list of why life is better in an RV.
You Can Follow the Weather
I despise hot weather. Nothing can make me grumpier faster than sweating as soon as I walk out of the door of my house, which is crazy because I have lived in Mississippi most of my life. This morning as I walked, I was reminded of how much I enjoy fall-like weather. A cool breeze in your face is a refreshing way to wake up. You can follow cool weather.
You Can Find Things
This one is personal for me. I have a tendency to put my phone, keys and wallet down wherever my ADHD mind decides too that day. In the camper you only have so many places they can be. This is awesome. Sandra thinks this will give her back over six years of wasted time over her remaining life span. I actually have a hook that is right in the door where I hang my keys and I have done it consecutively for two days. Woo Hoo!!!!
RV Life is great for people with ADHD!!!
Cleaning Up is a Breeze
We timed it Sunday. It took us less than 20 minutes to clean our camper from top to bottom including making the bed, washing dishes, cleaning the bathroom, sweeping the floors, mopping the floors and taking out the garbage. This gave us all day to explore in Lincoln. We had time to go to a wonderful car show and have dinner at my favorite restaurant in Lincoln, Lazlo’s Brewery.
No Yard Work!
At home I have 6.5 acres of yard. We have a $5,000 lawn mower to cut grass and weed eating is a daylong event when it gets done. I love my yard now, and I have not sold my house in Clinton, MS, but it is nice not to have to work in the yard. I don’t miss the sweat dripping from my brow, the dust and grime all over my body or the number of limbs I have to pick up every time before I mow! Ugh!
You Get to Choose Your Scenery
This has to be my favorite. Our first night we stayed at the Osceola RV Park in Osceola, Missouri. We just needed a place to lay our heads, but we were rewarded with a beautiful view of Truman Lake. The sunset that afternoon was gorgeous and was a fitting end to our first day of living in an RV.
Spend More Time with the Ones I Love
Walking with Smiley, having dinner with my son and eating breakfast with my wife this morning are just a few of the things that make living in an RV special. I can’t tell you the last time we sat and ate breakfast together without one of us rushing out the door because we were late to be somewhere. We are sitting together now as I write. I love this!!
I am sure there will be more to add to the list. I could write a list of fifty things associated with work that are better, but that list will be in another blog post. Thanks for reading our stuff! I think I could get use to living the nomad life.
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