Ok, we have now been living in a "show ready" house for nearly 4 months. Being the newbies to this whole selling-a-house and retirement bit, we never considered we would be hanging around this long.
So, having put most of our belongings in storage, and another large amount in the RV for our FT days ahead - well.... you can guess what the frustrations are (besides not having yet sold the house!).
For example, I finished reading my book this weekend, and where are the rest of my books? Yup, in the RV. So, we make a trip over there, and I pick out 3 books. Get back home - oh brother - I have read all 3 of them. So, now I wonder if I gave away the bag of books that I didn't read yet, and kept the ones I did read. Sheesh.
You can apply the same thing to various other items - Paul has already blogged about the various kitchen utensils we need that are already in the RV, so we had to buy replacements for the house. Again. Various cosmetic items, that I figured I wouldn't need for a month or more (replacements etc) are now not where I need them, at home if I am in the RV and in the RV if I am home. Not to mention: sweatshirts, athletic socks, various T-shirts... on and on and on. I really don't want to bring stuff BACK from the RV, remember, we have bare minimum here, so it is always neat and uncluttered.
As a result, most of the time we do without, unless we can't. Nothing like straddling 2 lifestyles, huh? I sure hope this doesn't sound like complaining - it isn't meant that way. We are blessed more than we deserve, it is just getting a little interesting trying to figure out this whole limbo thing. Sure would be nice if we didn't get to be experts at it, though. LOL! ;c)
Thanks for visiting, and feel free to leave a comment. ~Marti