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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.

A year ago

On Portland: Small Town Girl in a Bigger City

It's so weird to think about what I was doing this time last year. It has been on my mind a lot lately.

This time last year I had met Jonathan. We'd spent a good three weeks together and were getting ready for Halloween. If I wasn't at Drita's or Mulligans spending time with Jonathan I was at my friend Angela's or meeting up with her somewhere.

I wanted so very badly to be a dragon for Halloween. I had found the costume and ordered it at Halloween Express. Angela and I were shopping at Gordmon's since she worked there. I was still wrapped up in the throws of trying so very hard to impress Jonathan and wearing way more makeup than I normally do and flashy/sexy outfits. We all went to dinner at the Bardenae (I have no idea how to spell it) and I learned how very much he likes steamed clams, and that they are always disappointing.

My life had taken a complete turn and suddenly I had a taste of a lifestyle I wanted for myself. I think it is because of this I was able to put up with and provided so much money for people that I should not have, so much longer than I should have.

Drita has two lovely daughters and I babysat them every here and there. I remember when Jonathan invited me to go to Boo at the Zoo with him and his daughter. I had never done anything like that before and I was admittedly, a little bit envious of him. My life at the time seemed to be going in this brand new direction.

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