Life was not always easy at first; we moved from Winnipeg Canada right after my sister-in-law passed away in a car accident, so those first weeks after leaving all family over thousand miles and another country behind, in a strange place with no place to call home at first, proved to be challenging. However, we made it through those times with more pleasant than unhappy memories. Many are the moments I find myself wishing I was back there, but then I come back to reality and am thankful we are where we are at the moment.
We had bought an old property with an old house that my husband wanted to renovate part time while he went to school. We were offered this camper by some church friends, which was to be our temporary home the first few months. It was quite the experience, making this our home with two small children. It was one long summer camp, that's for sure!
Most of my daily life happened outside. The laundry had to be taken to the laundromat or a friend's house. Sometimes I would take it home to dry on the lines. Then I would fold it on the small picnic table.
Once some friends came over to help Daniel with the house, and I served them watermelon. It never tasted better.
Bathtime is always fun, no matter where it happens!
This bird visited us regularly; it was wonderful to be so one with nature out here in the 'wild' parts of Knoxville.
Yes, even the raccoon didn't fail to make his rounds at night, snooping through our things trying to find food.
I would put Joseph in this basket to play, and then Jessica would climb in the other one. Perhaps needing attention?
We could always go to the mountains when we felt like it. Thankfully gas prices were good back then and there! (Here going for a drive for fun is out of our financial reach, unless it is within a few miles of us.)
As you can see, we had a great life.Challenging, but I would not exchange what I experienced for anything in the world.
To be continued...- how we lived in our old house before renovation was complete. It was every bit as interesting.