That’s right, it was five years ago today that I bought Wanda. While the exact date is a bit fuzzy, but this is the day that is officially recognized as Wanda’s Birthday.
I think it has something to do with this being the date that the first payment on Wanda came out of my account.
At any rate, this is the day that we, that I, celebrate the fact that I bought Wanda and all that she has helped me accomplish.
There is still some debate as to if I would be better off and further ahead remaining living in that room that I was renting, but that is an academic debate.
As it is now, I can go where I like and I am mobile. If I need to move somewhere, it is as easy as going for a drive.
I am further ahead in that I have skills that I would not have otherwise (not living in Wanda) and I now can live very cheaply.
As in all I need to pay for is propane and paying to dump my tanks, but those are only every few months. Food goes without saying but my electricity is free.
I am also further ahead in my homesteading plans, as all I need to do is buy the land, park Wanda in a nice spot and put her up on blocks, and I have my first house.
Again, not fancy, but effective . . . a reoccurring theme in my life.
I still get people trying to convince me to buy something, as in buy a house or condo.
They keep having the same conversations with me, as if I am intellectually diminished and just don’t understand such a basic concept of the wonders of owning a home.
I do understand that concept and I do want to own, but I simply refuse to get into debt again. I hate it, debt is a necessary evil, and it is not necessary.
Surely not to buy a home, not when all I have to do is stick it out for four more years and I can buy a place for cash . . . cash . . . and no debt.
But I digress, and this day is about celebrating Wanda’s Birthday!
Happy birthday, Wanda!
(That is the oldest picture I could find of Wanda)
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!