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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Little Camper on the Prairie

On Tuesday, I took another road trip out to the lot. I had a meeting with another potential sub and an appointment to have our temporary home delivered. It will be good when our house has sold so we can actually move out there. It's over an hour drive from where we live now, which can be hard on the pocketbook when gas prices are what they are these days. Fortunately, God saw fit to grant me a run in with a great gas price (22 cents less than any other station I saw all day!), so I filled 'er up and was on my way.

I won't go into details about finding/hiring sub-contractors as it could take pages and pages of writing in itself, but suffice it to say I was not particularly impressed by this potential sub. For starters he was significantly later than the time he estimated he would be able to meet me which meant that I had him and the camper delivery people there at the same time. I think I handled it well, and the camper people were great. They asked a few questions and got right to work while I finished up with the other guy.

Once he was gone, they showed me around the camper which is to be our home for a few months while we build our real home. There wasn't a whole lot to see - it's very small - but it will serve our basic need for shelter.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that it has a heater. The guy told me that it should keep the place warm enough for us, even in the dead of winter. This is great news, since we thought we might need to rent an apartment for a couple months after it got cold. We really didn't want to spend the money for it, and now we won't have to! Thank God for simple blessings.

In the picture to the left, you can see the closed bathroom door on the right with the heater directly in the center and on the left is the closet. It has a clothing bar and some shelves along the right side which don't show in the picture.







Here you see our kitchen. It takes up a large part of the camper, thus serving our need for food. We haven't tried them yet, but we're told the refrigerator, stove, and sink are all in working order. I think I might just have more storage space in this kitchen than in the kitchen in my house! Lots of cabinets and drawers, plentiful in spite of their small size.







Across from the kitchen is the dinette. When the Geek and I go to certain restaurants, we always hope for a booth. Well we got one here at Chez le Geek! Booth seating every night! And with under-seat storage to boot!

Oh and if you look closely, you can see the bed in the background. I'm pretty sure it's shorter than the Geek. He's probably going to have to sleep in the fetal position to fit on the bed. Yup. It's gonna be an adventure.



And here is our bathroom. Talk about living in the lap of luxury. Can you see the shower? It's at the top of the picture just to the right of center. Yup. That's the shower. The door must be shut when you shower since there is no surround and no curtain. The entire bathroom is the shower. It think it's funny now. I wonder what I'll think in a few months.













Back outside, this is looking through the "front" door - actually the only door. Inside you can see the bathroom door with the mirror. There will be no using the bathroom with the door open here, that's for sure. Not that I'm in the habit of doing so or anything.















So there you have it - the grand tour of Chez le Geek. Yes it will be cramped and I'm sure we'll be anxious to be in much roomier quarters, but we're grateful to be able to be near the building site and I'm sure any discomfort this place affords will only serve to keep us on track with our schedule!

And by the way, just take a look at that sky. Have you ever seen one so blue? I'm pretty sure the sky is about 10 shades bluer in the country than it is here in the city. I just can't wait to live out there every day.