What about that shine!
Today a friend came over, and helped me wash the Airstream and it's awning - and together we rolled the awning up to keep it safe while I'm gone. Leaves from the live oaks collect (and decay) on the top - and only about once a year do I remember to get my little ladder and clean off the top. It's nice to know that after I leave, it'll be sitting there, shiny and clean - and without the awning out, vulnerable to wind. Waiting patiently, of course, for my return.
We also took apart my two beds (in the old house) and worked on the shed a bit so it's more level - now I'll be able to lock it when I'm gone. The shed has my washer and dryer in it - fortunately the rental home has a washer and dryer, so these can stay here and be used during my somewhat frequent visits.
Yesterday, the last day of July, was the second anniversary of my moving into the Airstream. I've lived in an Airstream for two years. I've liked living in such a small space more than I ever thought I would - and truthfully, I'm proud that I made it work. I've learned that I don't need much, that I'm resourceful - one sauce pan, a fry pan, a pot for a homemade soup - one burner, a small microwave, a toaster and a toaster oven. A crockpot. Just a few utensils. A few books, a good computer, good blankets on the bed. Frankly, I don't remember everything that I packed up two plus years ago, and while I'm sure it'll feel like Christmas unpacking next week at my rental place in Northern Virginia, I think it'll take awhile to not feel a bit crowded, and overwhelmed surrounded by so much stuff.
Enough dinnerware to serve 10? What a strange thought that is.
Decorations for a Christmas tree? Now that's just crazy talk.
The U-Haul gets loaded up on Friday.