I've been living in my old Winnebago for almost a year now and it's been a really---umm---interesting to say the least. First of all, my income isn't large enough to afford a lot extra besides the necessities and I've spent most of the last year without internet. Of course, no TV either, but I"ve done a lot of reading and a lot of writing. Thank goodness I did have books and my laptop.

I'm now able to have a cell phone hotspot through Cricket so I can get on the internet. I hardly had a chance to get acquainted after I joined here before I had to be offline. I"m glad to be back.

I'm 68 years old and a widow, I don't drive anymore so I live a pretty stationery life out in the country under an old apple tree in my 1979 Winnebago Brave. This is a little campground in an old apple orchard by a school that's now the home of the people who own the campground. My kids and grandkids bring me the things I need and in the meantime, I just spend my time doing my Native American beadwork and doing the things a person does to survive every day.  

After thinking I was never going to have the internet again, a lady moved in here who had Cricket with a hotspot and I was thrilled. I got a Cricket phone, and now I have a Chromebook, too, to access the internet with. I was trying to keep up with my email and other internet things for a couple of months with just an AT&T Windows phone but that wasn't really good for keeping up with this forum. I was paying $60 a month for unlimited talk and text and 2.5 gigs of internet with a hotspot. But the lady's Cricket phone had unlimited internet that just slows down after 10 gigabytes and unlimited everything else, too, for $70 a month, which is such a good deal. I'm so glad to be back on the internet.

In spite of lots of things breaking and not working and needing replaced or redone, I love this little old Winnebago and the old apple tree I'm parked under. With the big windows around the back, it looks like I'm living in a tree house when I open all the curtains in the daytime. 

I've raised four kids and two grandchildren that I've had since their birth. The grandkids are now 21 and 19 and I have a little great-grandson whose birth I attended. What a beautiful blessing that was! And now he's 2 1/2 and comes to see me just about every Saturday. 

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Comment by Pat Daly on May 24, 2014 at 7:11am

Well we're so glad to learn you have settled in and have found a little bit of paradise... with family to share it with too. I can just see that old apple tree and your Winnebago in my mind. Sure beats living in some apartment where no one knows one another and all you see is concrete and cars.

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