Friday, March 06, 2009

SHOPPING ON CRAIGSLIST

Those of you that have been with me for awhile, or have read back into my earliest posts, know that we started our retirement life in June of 2006 by selling our home and moving into a 35 foot 5th wheel trailer with three slides outs. We were going to live in the trailer and travel the world.........well, our country anyhow, for several years. Then in January of last year, 2008, we moved back home, into a rented apartment, to help care for my mom. At that time we sold our big trailer and bought a teeny tiny trailer, just for weekend getaways around home here in Minnesota. As you all know, my dear mom is now living with Jesus in Heaven. We now can travel a bit more if we want to, and as we just found out on our trip to Florida, our teeny tiny trailer is just too teeny tiny to spend more than a week in. I think I've recently mentioned, probably more than once, that we were looking for a larger trailer. We want nothing as huge and as elaborate as our original fifth wheel trailer, but we need a little more room than the teeny tiny trailer gives us.

Guess what? We've found it! On Craigslist!

Yesterday afternoon we went to look at a trailer in a town about 40 miles from here. It is almost exactly what we had in mind. Bigger, one slideout, and even space to turn around! It's five/six years old, but not used much at all. It is in good shape, relatively clean, lite weight, and it is calling our names! It has a bed, sofa, and dinette that can sleep people, and it has two bunks in the back end by the bathroom! However, there is not much storage or cupboard space, so we would use the bunks to store the extra food, clothes, and stuff (fabrics, threads, patterns, sewing machine) that a person would need on an extended trip, like to Alaska in July. We are excited! We took last night to think it over, and this morning we both decided that this is the one.

AND!!!! It is priced almost the same as we could sell our teeny tiny trailer for! So hubby is off to town to make the arrangements. Now I have to get out there and sweep the sand out of the teeny tiny trailer so we can put it on Craigslist! If this all goes through as we think it will, I will be posting pictures of the bigger roomier trailer soon!

9 comments:

Linda B. said...

Oh wow! Like this was meant to be! This is exciting. I didn't know your teeny tiny home was too teeny tiny for you. I knew it was teeny but didn't know too tiny! Life is Good!

Marge said...

Yes, Linda, life is good! I heard you visited my daughter last night! Good! I'm glad you got out and about for a couple of hours. And yes, the teeny tiny trailer was way to teeny tiny if you plan to live in it for a couple of months. Especially when one person wants to sleep and the other wants to sew!

Lisa said...

Oh congratulations!!! Isn't it nice to find things like that so easily? It really does make you feel like it was meant to be. Kind of like me and my studio lights. I am very happy for you.

Tonjia said...

I LOVE Craigslist! I can hardly wait to see pics of your new home.

Lena . . . said...

What a wonderful outcome for you. Everything has a way of falling in line, doesn't it. I also know "teeny tiny" as that's how we started out camping years ago. We started in a Scamp, hardly room enough to breathe when there's the two of you, a teenager and a large dog!! I LOVE my current RV and have spent several entire winters in it - Ole and me, my two kitties and my sewing machine!! This year the addition of two large dogs has made things a bit more confining, but we make do. We'll be heading for home in about a week or so - so make sure the weather has warmed up and the snow is melting for me - okay?

Memaw's memories said...

How exciting. I know you will have lots of fun in the new RV.

Linda up north said...

Oh that is so exciting! I think maybe I need to buy me a trailer to take to florida once a month! Can't wait to see the pictures.

Caution Flag said...

I am a Craigslist fan. We just sold our trailer there. Of course, we've more than equalled in purchases what we earned in our sale :)

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