Where is your happy place?
Terri Webster Schrandt invites us to share our homes on this week’s #SundayStills challenge. You can see Terri’s photos and join in here.
For many years hubby and I dreamed of downsizing our home to an RV and traveling wherever the wind took us.
In 2012 we bought our 5th wheel garage hauler and began the process of bringing our dream to reality.
It took a lot to give up most of our ‘stuff’ in order to downsize to a 45 foot trailer, but we were determined.
We put the house we loved up for sale…
And gave away or sold our furniture and knick-knacks. I had a beautiful fountain outside (you can just see it at the corner of the house) but it was too big and HEAVY to bring with us. Hubby had a garage FULL of stuff to go through. Mom lived in the basement and made the decision to move with us instead of going to a senior’s apartment (Yay!), so we had to go through her things, as well.
Do I miss our home? Yes. We worked hard to make it beautiful. We had the basement renovated for Mom. Ripped up the carpeting and installed gorgeous wood flooring. We removed the old, tired siding and replaced it with fresh, white vinyl siding. The deck and fencing were replaced with stronger, better versions. DH built flower beds front and back and we planted trees. It was our home.
But our dream beckoned…
We made the move to Vancouver Island, bought Mom a trailer so she could have her own space (right next door) and haven’t regretted it for a minute!
It didn’t take us long to fill up the new yard!