It's been a while now since we sold our house and became officially "homeless". This experiment as modern-day nomads continues.
Living out of suitcases is one thing. Having a home where all you stuff is is another. Settling down in a place for a few months is an odd state of settling down knowing that it's temporary.
Cindy and I have been doing this for years, working on location. But as a family, particularly with a teen-age girl who's being home-schooled, it is an entirely different matter on so many levels.
On a job you have a "community" built in. You work 5, sometimes 6 or , days a week, so on your day off you're mostly resting and doing things like laundry that you put off during the week. Your housing is provided. However, not working and trying to put together some degree of consistency and community becomes a verychallenging endeavor.
We were able to do that in Atlanta, which is why it got harder to leave each time. We didn't know when we would be back but we were fairly certain it would not be too long. And of course when we'd return to LA there were so many friends and families and going-ons that we were never at a loss as to having something to do or someone to do it with.
Now we are heading to Baton Rouge where I have a job until the beginning of July. We're traveling with more "stuff" than we ever have because,well.we got tired of buying those little things that you end up "needing" or really just wanting to have, like salt and pepper shakers or a blender or yoga mats or a unicycle or hula hoops. The things that you use day to day but can do without for a week or two.
We also brought a good amount of camping equipment because the job is not starting immediately. in fact we're not quite sure when it starts. So in part as a cost-cutting device and in part for the adventure we'll be pitching a tent and enjoying the great outdoors along the way.
And then of course there are my tools and such that I'll need once the job gets started.
So like good "scouts" we're prepared for all sorts of possibilities.
That said time for me to do my new regime of mostly body-weight exercises that can be done in a hotel room.