Well I moved out of my EXPENSIVE apartment and now living in the trailer!!! Talk about stress! But it is all done. I downsized so much. I tried to sell what I could and trashed the rest. It was something like 5 or 6 F150 truck loads of stuff that went to the trash! I still need to down size some more but I am actually feeling better about this! I just installed my battery bank and I am getting excited about more to come! Here are some pictures of my mis-fortunes.
About a year ago I was thinking about taking on a pet for companionship. I have had dogs and cats before and they both have positives and negatives. But something that has changed since the last time I have owned a pet is my absence from the house. It seems like I am away much more than I use to be. Always going on trips and long working days. So a dog and cat would be a horrible match for that lifestyle.
A friend of mine has a Ball Python Snake as one of her pets. She brings in around sometimes and I got over my fear of snakes over time with her snake, Morg. So after talking to her about how to care for a snake and seeing that some snakes can be friendly I decided that a snake would fit my lifestyle very well. They don’t have to be handled everyday. They eat about once a week when they are growing and about 1 a month when they are older. They water needs to be changed every 3-5 days. It would be a perfect match for my lifestyle.
I talked to my daughter, Evie about getting a snake as a pet and we watched YouTube Videos about how to care and feed a Ball Python. I wanted to make sure she was alright with my choice of pet.
So I decided to go on the search for my snake. I knew I needed to get one I will be happy with for years. They are known to live 20-30 years. After buying a container and looking for a week or two I found Monty at ZooKeeper here in Austin, TX. I fell in love immediately! He is not a standard Ball Python. He is a Pinstripe Ball Python.
We have been friends ever since. He has posed on models and made fast friends with everyone in my life! We are really too cute together! I can’t wait to take him with me on the road!
Today I gave my apartment notice that I do not intend to renew the lease! I have no intention of getting another apartment again. I want to tell you about my plan…
My dream since I was 8 years old is going to be coming true!! I have been thinking about changing my life for awhile now. I have been wanting to buy or BUILD an RV and travel the country. Live full time WITH my snake, motorcycle, and photography equipment. The challenge arises that I need to make money on the road as well. I have some thoughts about my needs and challenges.
- Bedroom (queen size or larger)
- Garage for motorcycle (enclosed preferred)
- Built in generator
- Permanent built in container for Monty (my pet Ball Python snake)
- Bathroom perferred
- Water tank along with grey and black tanks for boon docking
- Battery bank for overnight power without generator
- Money to buy/build trailer
- Snakes require constant heat and humidity
- Making money on the road
- Selling my Prius and purchasing a Truck or SUV
- Selling all my furniture and other things I no longer need
The title of this entry says it all! I used to say that phrase every time somebody asked me how I am doing. It was meant sort of as a disingenuous remark… I am going to change that!
My intent with this blog is to document this adventure for everyone to see and be a part of. Follow me here to get constant updates on my trials and tribulations.