Sunday, May 13, 2007

An Early Birthday Present!

My birthday is coming up on thursday the 24th!  2 weeks ago we went to a RV show where there were so many beautiful, huge & expensive ($80thou-$300thousand) fabulous motorhomes.  We always wanted one since camping with our vans back in the 80's.  My Mother & her dipshit 2nd husband drove here to visit us when we bought our modest little house 12yrs ago in her brand new ROADTREK & they stayed in the driveway which was GOOD since there was no room inside.  That was SUCH a wonderful & cool RV!  I knew from the moment I stepped inside that I would make it my goal to have one.

So I was complaining to Doris while stepping down from one of a hundred TravelHomes that even the smaller ones were too big.  I wanted one like my Mother's that you can just park in any parking spot, nothing giagantic or too wide.  A woman stepping up into the same RV heard me & said, "We have an '89 ROADTREK we're selling for $5000 with 99,000 miles if you're interested!..."

I could hardly contain my excitement!  I didn't have $5000, but I knew I could borrow from my credit union!  When I  f i n a l l y  saw the RV I was real dissappointed...  The stripes around the outside looked corroded & pale, & the toilet didn't have it's own bathroom with a sink, it was in a closet that you can hang a few clothes in, altho' when you open the door it goes across the aisle to the kitchenette side for privacy.  And the dashboard was just plain metal. 

BUT the double bed in the very back was good & makes into a table & booth if needed!  The polished wood kitchenette in the middle has a sink with running water, 2 burners that run on butane, a microwave & half size refridgerator! (with the toilet/closet across.)  Screens are on the windows, there are 2 captains chairs in front & 2 seats behind with a hole in the floor for a small round table to dine from!  Best of all the upolstry (altho not as nice as my mother's) is PINK velour!!!!!!!!  YAY, PINK!!!  Doris said the engine was good (minor detail.)  And it's only 19ft long.

Soooooooooo...... I bought it!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!   What a good 60th  birthday present to myself!
The credit union loan will take $250/mo from my paycheck which is hard since I'm barely making it from month to month.  Perhaps I shall start sellinghouses again.  I shall definately have to figure out something.  I just knew that I would more than likely NOT find a ROADTREK for $5000 anywhere again!
Good thing I couldn't afford to retire, ha ha!

Doris has been working hard, cleaning it, spiffing it up while I was on my last trip & it looks GREAT!!!  We are excitied!  She hooked up a small 13in TV on the rotating TV table, covered the bed with a pink velour blanket & threw pink pillows around!  I got new plates yesterday & I'm hoping to get the insurance card in time for a little trip on the days off coming up for May 24th!  My favorite day of the year!


8 comments:

dghtronly said...

Congratulations! the new K & D wagon sounds like quite the spot!.
Happy Early B-day!

 

bentfabric77 said...

That's a nice early present to yourself.  I'm just wondering though, what will you do for an encore on the 24th? ;)

jabzz1965 said...

YAY to us on MAY 24th! WOW what an amazing present for yourself! You deserve that and it sounds so cute! An RV sounds so fun!

Cindy bought me a camcorder for my birthday and was SO excited she couldn't wait to give it to me. I can't wait to play with it!

It's worth the money to ring in #60!!!!!

WOOOHOOO!
Enjoy
Julie

dghtronly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!  

YAY!!!!!!!

~~Deborah

val41221 said...

Happy b'day, kid!  Hope it was a great day!

sassyfemmect said...

Oh Happy Belated Birthday!  What a fabulous gift to yourself!  Time for a roadtrip to CT!  :)

nfluxus said...

I love that you got an RV!! So, how's it going, are you drivin' it all over the place?

bentfabric77 said...

So...how was your birthday?