The Aspect Of My Life

Thursday, January 5, 2012


My aunt told me a woman might be calling me.  She was a solo woman who had just begun living in an RV and might want some information and advice.  Her name was Priscilla.

Priscilla did call, several times, and she told me about the good deal at my current park.  She was going to be staying here the month of January and I was looking forward to spending some time with her and getting to know her better.  We eventually met, went hiking together and spent some time chatting and shopping.  Good having another solo woman to pal around with.

But soon enough Priscilla gave up the full timing and bought a house before I even moved over to this new park.  Because her closing took longer than expected I did get a few days with her and yesterday went to see her new home.  It is a very nice home in a very nice neighborhood in Tempe, AZ.  It even has an RV gate into the large backyard where she can park her 29' motorhome.

All I could think of while viewing this wonderful house was how lonely it made me feel.  I felt imprisoned, confined within this "box", within this street that had rows of other boxes.

I don't think I can ever live in a house again.

Priscilla Waiting for Moving Day


  1. Interesting.... viewing the house and the lonely feeling...

    very cool... I needed to read that ;)

  2. It's interesting how many people make the jump to fulltiming and then either jump out quickly or turn around and by a different RVehicle because they didn't know themselves adequately.

    It's interesting that we can get to whatever age we are when we decide to go fulltiming with only minimal self-knowledge.

    They say of losing a spouse that one should not make major decisions the first year; perhaps that is advice that should be given about retirement as well? I don't know....

    On the other side of your entry though, I can SO understand that lonely feeling. We've lived in apartments and in a 6500 sq ft former school -- downsizing to our 32' Journey was a huge change but brick and mortar have no more appeal and seem stifling. Best wishes.