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Living in an RV : Day 10

I've lived in my RV for 10 days now. I have only gone back to the condo to get clothes, and to sleep one night (basically I picked a loud parking spot that was 10 feet from the condo and it was 5am so I just went inside instead of driving to a quiet spot). A lot of things have panned out as expected, but there have also been some big surprises.

I could go on and on, but you probably get the idea. I totally love living in this RV. It's a great feeling to drive over to my mom's house and have her say "Oh, you didn't happen to bring those tickets, did you?" and to just be able to walk into my house and get them.

My parents are really into the RV thing, which is funny. They're always a bit skeptical about my schemes. My dad helped me take out the CRT TV and the Microwave which I replaced with a flat panel and a flash bake oven. My mom made me nice curtains. I'm trying hard to resist the urge to totally trick out the RV. The carpet smells a bit musty so I might put in granite tile or bamboo floors. I think that would be neat.

The road trip

On Non linear life

I just returned from getting my son from college. It was a good trip. I took my dad with me so he could ride back with my son as a companion. My dad is 83.

Dad and I have made this trip before. Some remarkable and some not. Each time I learn something about him I did not know. It is a eight hour trip after all.

During this trip I learned about things he misses (an old college roommate), how he did not put his parents on a pedestal, and the importance of relationships in his life.

The relationship discussion is one that I would not have had 15 years ago. For whatever reason I never made the connection of how important they are. Not for career growth per se, although that is important. No, I have found that as I get older, I need other connections beyond my nuclear family and marriage.

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