Working from an RV
Before getting to Maine and after leaving Richmond, we spent a week just outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania at small private campground called Clayton Park. We had a waterfront spot on Lake Henry and the weather was very fine. But the quality of an experience is greatly determined by expectations.
|Campsite at Clayton Park|
When we purchased our travel trailer, we didn't buy it thinking we would live in it full-time; weekends, week long and multi-week trips perhaps, but not full-time. So we purchased a used, ultra-light travel trailer of a size to accommodate our anticipated needs. We discovered some leaks on our first trip to Maine two years ago and thought we had resolved them. Alas, not. A window has been leaking ever since, though we didn't know it. Kelly spent the first few days here in Bar Harbor fixing things. He pulled out the window and resealed it and put it back in. In addition, we had noticed while in Richmond that the toilet was beginning to leak. To Kelly's credit, as soon as we arrived in Bar Harbor, he ordered a new valve. And wouldn't you know it, the day it arrived the valve completely failed spraying water everywhere. In case you don't know, water is an RV's worst enemy. That being said, in the last two days we have discovered yet another leak. Kelly found the culprit - water has been getting in through a marker light on the front.
In addition to that, Kelly has replaced both skylights and the crank on the TV antenna. There are also some spots on the roof that need to be re-caulked.
Another big headache has been paper mail. We supposedly completed all of the needed paperwork for our paper mail to be forwarded to a mail forwarding service that would scan the envelopes and email an image so that we can decide to chuck it or have it forwarded to wherever we are. Well, we have been moved out of our house for nearly a month and have just now started getting our mail. There was all this weird back and forth with the post office and the mail forwarding service. Finally, everyone seems to have gotten everything they need.
So this is teaching us that no matter where you live - inner city, suburbia, the country, abroad or full-time in an RV there will always be stress and challenges.