Maybe what is needed is to rephase the whole thing.
Last month I got to live on a nice comfortable boat
with air conditioning
. The boat
has all the comforts of a 2 bedroom, 2 bath (with showers) home ,including 2 sofas and a 40" TV with stereo. It has as much water
(including hot water) as we ever need and power to run all the electrical
things we like. It has a nice 3 burner stove
and broiler and a large freezer
to keep the food
cold, and holds enough food
to last the two of us for a month. The master bedroom has a queen size bed
and enough storage
that even after a year living on the boat there are still empty drawers. We even have a nice patio outside with enough cushion sitting for 8 comfortably and more if we are feeling friendly at sundowner time. We even have a nice little BBQ right there, but if we want to BBQ a bigger meal there is a nice patio with gas grill
and tables just a 75' walk away.
We get free wifi
here with internet
access that most of the time allows us to watch as many streaming shows are we would like and play on silly internet
. But if not there is a free yacht club just a short walk away. There we have lots of nice sofas and chairs for watching movies, football, and TV or to just play on the internet. While there we can do our laundry
(free) while looking through the free loaner book library, or take a land shower
, and get this ................. drink as much FREE beer
as we want! Three times a week at the club there is a FREE wine tasting (it's not really a tasting, it's a wine drinking party) and people even bring finger food. Once a month the neighborhood does a big get together with a big pot luck.
Sometime we like to go out. We don't have a car, but not to worry there are restaurants within a short 5-10 minute stroll. Sometimes we run short of food or beer on the boat, but there is a nice little grocery store and a liquor store a 5 minute bike ride or 10 minute walk away. But that wasn't good enough so we have bikes for exercise and fun rides that we can also use to go to the mall or other restaurants and bigger stores we needed or desired.
Once in awhile we decided to go to the movies and just take an Uber there and back and combine it with a bigger grocery and shopping
run run. Hey it's like living in the big city. But sometimes our boat neighbor is going and he just gives us a ride because unlike most neighborhoods we know each other and help each other here.
Now I know this all sounds impossible so everyone must think we need to work
long hours and spend a fortune to do this. But don't worry at 57 & 56 we aren't working at all and last month without trying to be spendthrifts it cost us only about $2650 to live this life.
And if that isn't enough, sometimes just take our house and move it regularly. The past 12 months we traveled all the way from New England
down the East Coast
to Fort Lauderdale
Fl. Then across to the Bahamas
for a few months and then back and am waiting now in Georgia
for a while while waiting and planning on our next series of sights to see. We got to stop along the way to see new things and meet new people. when we get tired of a place, we just more our home again to somewhere new.
So read it and lust all you poor dirt dweller souls