Last week our generator crapped out. We've been eating out every night since I can't cook anything - don't worry, I'm okay - and I've had to blow dry my hair in spurts, since the blowdryer knocks out the 12-volt outlet midway through my 'do. Thankfully it's cold outside, because if it were anything above 50 degrees, I'd be a complete bitch with no air conditioning for my sleeping cocoon. A few nights we ran the truck, but in New York we had to rely on open windows and the ceiling fan since they're one of those states with anti-idling laws.
The generator was going to take a few hours to install, so Ed had them put some new shocks on the sleeper too. I'm wondering if I'll even notice the difference when I'm sleeping? I'll have to remember to pay attention during the real test - when Ed chooses to hit every pothole in the lot rather than navigate around them like I do.
So while the truck was out of commission, we went shopping. We looked at a new sleeper. A bigger sleeper. We were shown a 180" sleeper - we have a 132” - that we really loved. It was 100" high, which is not how they normally build them, and it gave the entire sleeper area a feeling of vast space. This particular sleeper had a mirrored cutout in the ceiling - which I'm not entirely in love with - but the mirror did increase the feeling of space dramatically.
We really want something where we can have access to the bed and the table at the same time, rather than having to put the bed up in order to have a table to use, and the 180" sleeper offers that. In addition, it has the back bed we really want, and a side door.
With the generator and shocks done, we got out of there for just under $10,000.00, but if we were to get a new sleeper, we'd be saying goodbye to much more than that. Personally, I think it's worth it since we spend so much time on the road. And I really don't mind spending time on the road, so I want to find a way to make it happen. That might mean instead of six months off next year like we had last year, maybe we'll have to knock the time off down to three months. I think I can live with that.
In the meantime, we'll keep the rubber to the road and play a the lottery once in a while.
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2012: Apple Is My Life. I’m Living It To The Core.
2011: Men (And One Little Man) At Work
2010: Miss Me Like It’s Forever
2009: Speak Already!
2008: On The Hunt
2007: Cash For Life
2006: Nice Melons
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!