Thursday, May 20, 2010

Earthly Treasures ...

As a full-time Rver, my earthly treasures are not many. I remember when I left college and moved into an apartment. I packed everything I owned into my car. A few years later it took half a semi to move my treasures. Moving from a 4 bedroom house to a 36' motorhome was a daunting challenge to say the least. I know this rig had to be over it's weight limit when I first started. But gradually I learned that I didn't need near as much as I thought I did. I left a trail of unnecessary items at dumpsters for others to take all across the US and Canada. Now, I even have empty and half full bins. What I do have, I use.

A few of my belongings were functional yet, sentimental. When my rig was broken into last month in Oklahoma City they got my 'functional yet sentimental' stuff. People say to be grateful more wasn't taken and your rig wasn't majorly damaged, which I am, but I would still trade everything else for those sentimental items. I think the fewer sentimental items you have maybe the harder it is to lose them .. then again maybe not. Maybe if you had a 100 items and lost 2 it would still suck just the same. I've thought about folks that are homeless and have to carry all their earthy treasures in a bag. About folks that have been hit by tornadoes, fire or by hurricanes and lost everything and I can hardly even imagine what they feel. It seems no matter how much or how little we have or how hard we try not to get attached to 'things', we just do and though they are 'just things' it still sucks to lose them!

2 comments:

Diana said...

I know how you feel - my first trailer burned to the ground in 1999 just after I started full-timing. There are some things I'm still trying to replace. Glad to see you blogging again!

Katie said...

Glad you are back to blogging. We corresponded a couple times via EM a few months ago. I know what you mean about loosing sentimental things. It stings and it stays with you. I still think of some special jewelry that was stolen years ago. No way to replace it. I know it's only stuff but it does leave a tender spot when it's taken from you.

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