While I’ve been quiet on this blog the past weeks, I’ve been busy elsewhere, including researching online possible vehicles for my next venture – life on the road. Many and varied were the ones I considered, gradually eliminating those either way beyond my budget, or with reliability issues.
Finally it came back to good ol’ Toyota. My current little car is a Corolla, as was my previous hatchback, and so it seems we form a good partnership.
So I last week I handed over most of my savings, and got this girlie in exchange.
My new home
The previous owners converted it from a wheelchair bus, to a camper for themselves, and had great enjoyment taking trips in it. However, they’ve decided now to accept that their aging bodies would like more comfort when travelling, and so their camping days are at an end. While I can go camping right away with it, for the longer term I’ll be doing a re-fit, for my particular needs. Including getting an awning.
There has been much rain lately, and continues to be and any jobs will be fitted in around those conditions.
The next town along the road from here is Yambuk, and driving through there earlier this week, I saw a great deal of water.
While I’m happy to see the land finally get a good soaking, I do feel sorry for those who have to deal with the flooded areas, and am grateful that’s one thing I don’t have to deal with. I’ve enough on my plate for now thanks, as I deal with disposing of my household items and personal treasures. Parting with my books is the most difficult…… but on the other hand, I am looking forward to travelling and the nice adventures that will arise.
Regardless of what arises, this is the next step in my life. And I’m not alone in this issue of homelessness, as recent National Radio programs attest.
Once upon a time, the government provided low-cost housing. Not any longer – not in the quantity that is required. Not when a woman rated as high need can be on a 4 year waiting list. Yes, Australia, the Lucky Country.
Just don’t get old……. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/could-you-live-on-$400-a-week-fix-pension-poverty/7846444
Now to leave you with a pretty picture, and one of my favourite songsters. 🙂
Down the road