Can you believe that we’ve been living in our RV for 3 years already? Not sure where the time has gone because it sure doesn’t feel like we’ve been in our 5th wheel that long.
The first few months were a lot of trial and error, plus all of the moving around we did, personally I miss the moving around, seeing different things, meeting different people, that’s what its all about. The winters have been good to us, we stayed on a farm the first winter (2016) and even though there was a lot of snow and ice we did survive. Our second winter (2017) was even better, we landed a spot in an actual RV park with full hookups along with free cable and virtually next to nothing for snow and ice, it was a great winter. This was also the first winter where we had to adapt to puppies and that dreaded housebreaking, that was an ordeal that’s for sure. We now have gotten past that for the most part and will need to replace the carpet and the floor sometime this year, but hey isn’t that what puppies are all about?
Now that the 3rd Winter is Approaching (2018)
I’m sure hoping that this winter will be kind to us, I don’t mind the snow just not to much of it, that would be great! We went out and bought a small floor heater this year to help compensate with the cost of propane, it keeps the living end very nice and toasty but the bedroom is cold as usual – thank god for my electric blanket.
We are kinda hoping that we have accomplished all of the winterizing that needed to be done, after all it’s already the middle of November it won’t be long now. The only thing that we can’t be sure of, is how much the temperature will fall below 0 and if that happens the under carriage of our fifth wheel will freeze like it did back in the winter of 2016. I’ll be so happy when we get our new fifth wheel next year and you can count on this it will have the polar package that’s for sure.
When Life Gets in the Way!
I do think that the last time I wrote a post I was either just leaving my current job or had already left, seems like forever ago. I went back to working out of our trailer, thinking that it would only be nights & weekends BUT as usual that didn’t last long and before I knew it I was back working 24/7. I sometimes think I’m my own worst enemy cause we all know I could just say NO!
Just look at the time frame from this post to the last one I made almost a full year has gone by, that’s pretty sad that I can’t even find the time to post in here or write another page on a topic that I’m passionate about. I’ve decided that for the rest of November I’m going to take some time for myself or should I say our RV.
I ripped out the carpet almost three months ago and still have found the flooring I want to replace it with – oh wait a minute I haven’t had the time to even look. Thats the colour of carpet that used to be in our 5th wheel, when I ripped it out you wouldn’t have even guessed it was that colour. The dogs had literally destroyed it and it was more black than blue. I always wonder to myself why when they build these trailers that they always seem to put in the most insane colours and why is it they always have white floor tiles? Who in their right mind wants to go camping with white floors that doesn’t even make sense to me.
I’m replacing all of the carpet with flooring and also the white floor that runs through the kitchen, living area and even the bathroom. I’m thinking maybe something on the rustic side, or at least a colour that semi hides the dirt. That’s going to be my winter project and if I’m really energetic and can find the extra time I just might paint the walls and ceiling.
I’m thinking maybe something like this for the floor colour, rustic but realistic for the camping season. This just makes a lot more sense to me and since we have two dogs it makes a heck of a lot more sense than the white floors we have now – any suggestions?
Keeping it to Myself – No Longer an Option
Now before I wrap all of this up for the night I want to share a little secret with you, I’ve been having way to much fun with my new candle hobby that I got into about six months ago. I purchased quite a few over this past summer & fall and each one made our trailer smell amazing. I got into these because first I liked the fact that they are made in Canada right down the road from me actually in Chilliwack, British Columbia.
Their made from 100% soy candle wax which is made from pure soybeans and specialized soy-based additives that are FDA-approved and Kosher-certified. They all come with two 100% cotton wicks and are 40% larger than the average competitors and contain 60% more fragrance oil.
I fell in love with these candles, of course there is also wax melts, soaps, bath salts, essential oils and even aromatherapy diffusers plus oil & wax melts warmers and more!
Now for the Best Part – Or at Least for Me this is Why I Love Them!
You’ll never believe what I was able to get from these candles that not only smell amazing but have a hidden treasure inside, that’s right you actually read that – there’s a hidden surprise in each and every product excluding the essential oils for obvious reasons. These are all of the rings that I’ve found inside the candles that I purchased over the last six months or so, a few had necklaces in them that I didn’t add to the picture. The higher valued price rings came from the sterling silver & gold collection which did cost a little more to purchase. They are guaranteed to be lead and nickel free and can be valued from $50 to $5000, most I got was the black sapphire valued at $200 but hey I’m not complaining.
Don’t get me wrong I didn’t like all of the rings I received but it is fun when I type in the code on the appraisal page, gets me all warm and fuzzy inside while I wait for the value. It’s just the small things that amuse me while living in a 5th wheel, and I can honestly say that most of them I went digging for, seems I didn’t have the patience to wait for the candle to burn down enough to actually pull it out.
You can the rings in these sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 also with Christmas so close getting a candle with a necklace hidden inside makes a very nice gift.
I leave you with a picture of the scent that I first started out with, since then I’ve bought “Pumpkin Pie”, “Orange Creamsicle”, “Chocolate N Cranberry”, “Christmas Kitchen” and “Outrageous Orange”. I haven’t been disappointed yet with any of the scents