Well, I sold my Chalet trailer. I posted it, then took down the post after a couple of days, having changed my mind, but a nice couple saw it while it was up and came out and spent the night in it and really wanted it, so I sold it. I had camped in it for about a month and really enjoyed it.
Blaze Foley wrote a song called "Clay Pigeons," which has a line that goes: "I'm tired of running around looking for answers to questions that I already know." I like this, as it kind of describes my life with trailers. (I like the following rendition of Blaze's song.)
I think the main problem I have here is simply that I may need a therapist. When I don't have a trailer, I want one, but when I have one, I don't want it anymore. There's probably a name for this condition, and it may not be curable. Actually, what I want is a Sportsmobile or Tiger, but I can't afford one.
In the meantime, I'm trying out a new hobby: buying leather recliners for my new base camp. I'm still in Colorado, and I've found two very nice ones so far, both for around $100 each and in perfect condition. One's a Lane and the other's a Barcalounger. This means I may need a bigger tent if the house sells and I have to move.
Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley is a great place to find nice furniture, as the kind people in Aspen upgrade often and donate their used stuff to Habitat for Humanity. Economists call this the "trickle down effect."
I've also found some nice used Persian-style rugs for $10 each. It's really not like me to want to buy stuff, so I'm thinking the economy's ready to crash or something and I'm sensing a need to get stuff while I can, kind of like some animals can sense earthquakes before they happen.
In the meantime, my cousin in Phoenix called and is moving back to Alaska and wants me to travel up there with him in a month or so. He already has a condo there, so I would have a place to stay for awhile if I go.
So far, I've had the base camp in Green River rented for almost a month and have spent three nights there. I'm kind of hoping at this point that it will sell, as then I wouldn't have to move the new recliners, and I could just resell them and buy another trailer. Or maybe I need a big Class A motorhome that would hold a couple of nice recliners. We'll see how things turn out...
|Spanky having an adventurous swim in the Uncompahgre River near Ouray.|