For the first time in a while now the sun is shining bold and bright. Big blue skies spotted with white cotton ball clouds had been the norm - except for the last two months. Rain, clouds, and even low lying fog has taken over this normally dry and droughted land.
The wet hasn't been confined to the "outside" either.... It's been over two years since I have sealed this trailer up and even longer since previous owners have painted it. After three leaks and counting, well maybe it is time to fix a few things!
So, I did! I am mostly done - big project and not quite over since the rain and wet are preventing me from some of the steps that need extended drying time...
Unfortunately paint doesn't take out the dings and dents...and please don't write me about bondo - tried that and no thank you!
But it sure does look a lot nicer! A white coat of paint is like a white t-shirt. It looks really good for one day and then, well life has a way of leaving its mark... bugs, dirt, drool from the humidity, and more have found their way onto the pristine surface, but thankfully - you just can't see that level of detail!
It always feels good to get a big job done! The roof still waits for its final coats of sealant - but for now the leaks have been fixed as far as I can tell.
It is amazing to me that living in such a tiny space can still feel overwhelming in terms of what all needs to be done. My hope had been that if I reduced my stuff and space load I would have less taking care of it to do. Somehow, I still feel like it is more than I want. But, not enough that I am willing to sleep outside full time by taking homeless to the next level...
As winter is fast approaching it looks like I'll be moving into a mobile home instead of living in the trailer full time. Issues of heating water pipes so I can take a shower, etc. and below zero temps are driving this decision since I'm living at 6500 feet and did not travel to lower elevations this year.
Of course, best laid plans and all that... But for today, I look a little better on the outside - and I'm a lot drier on the inside - yea!
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!