reply to post by MRuss
and thanks for the warm welcome
Yes it is sooo true for a lot of people to live around how much "stuff" they have or can get...
Unfortuntly I use to be that way myself....Sad,amazing after I moved here and started living this type of life how much you realize most of that
"stuff" you dont need and can not really make you happy..
I too have know families torn apart by fighting over items of their beloved...So So So Sad..
We do have outside relationships with a few people in the area...
Everyone around these parts live mostly like us except have the water electric cable etc....
We have one wonderful neighbor who has lived up here for over 25 years,she was the first here,no dirt roads to get in or anyting and she raised her 5
children here with no electric for 6 years and no well for water for 10..
God bless her....
She is a true surviorlist.....And proud of it..I have learned much from her...
I guess the hardest thing for me to get use to was not having the money I was so use to for soooo many years.
My shopping trips,nails,tanning,name brand clothing,oh and lets not forget my 4 bedroom 3 bath home with an inground pool and hot tub...Honestly I do
sometimes miss it,but ya know when I get depressed (which isnt often anymore ) I look out my window from my "free old mobile home and half finished
rooms" and stare at the tiny camper we lived in and did I mention we started out our adventure here in December....(and let me tell you that camper
was COLD with no electric and all the cracks and leaks and air holes....lol )
And I see how far we have come and how much we have now it ( which isnt much of anything to the average person ) means sooo much more when you put
your heart and soul not to mention all the sweat and tears.
My husband and I talked about just trashing the old camper becaue it really isnt worth much,air conditioner doesnt work,furnace doesnt work has some
leaks still,but I told him I wanted to keep it for a reminder of what we went thru when we first moved here an as an insperation to continue what we
are doing no matter how hard it gets I honestly dont think it could be as hard as that first winter was here and that hot summer....
So my hubby has put it to good use for keeping the newborn and baby chicks and ducks until they are old enough to be ok outside in the elements
People like you and others who have welcomed me here make me happy to know not everyone thinks we have "lost it" LOL