Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Our New House on Wheels

As we vacated our Texas home on Old Tyler Road, we moved into our "house on wheels" - a gray and green colored Prevost XL Angola Bus Conversion. The reduction in space - going from a 2,000 square foot home to a 40 foot long, 102 inch wide coach - is the only sacrifice we made. The coach is equipped with all the conveniences of a house (AC, washer/dryer, 20 gallon hot water tank...) and many amenities like a granite floor entryway, awnings, water filtration system, external propane barbecue grill, stereo system, and a fishing mural that reflects my love for the sport.

Ed especially likes the joey bed that spans the full width of the coach. This space is off-limits to me as I learned early in the transition to the coach. Ed has tools and coach supplies filling the space. He's pleased with the Detroit 8V92 engine, the 12.5 kw Martin diesel turbo gen-set, and the recent purchase of the Demco tow dolly for hauling our car, a Toyota Corolla CE.

The interior of the coach bears few reminders of our house with the only exception being the gray bedspread, a Seiko clock, the silverware, and a tasseled brass lamp mounted to the small table in the coach living room. All else is new. We've even packed Grandma's Desert Rose dishes for storage and use a new a microwavable black and white non-breakable plastic dish set from Target.

Simple, yes, but we have all the essentials in our new house on wheels.

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