Lost in Uncertainty

We bought an RV.

The Blue Banana

The Blue Banana

It’s a 92 Holiday Rambler Imperial. We saw it on craigslist, decided to drive to Portland that night (a 6 hr drive) and stayed at Cindy’s house. Made it to Portland around midnight, woke up at 6:30 and was off to look at what we hoped would be “the one”. We were certain we did our homework. What to check out, what to look for, not to rush into anything. We said to each other, if we have any doubts we wont get it.

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It was super clean, great shape for its age and a spacious layout. Rushed for time because I had to work the next day, I had my doubts, and felt uncertain, yet we still pushed through the process. We looked over the fact that the generator didn’t work, or the steps, or the camera. We just wanted to head home with our new old RV, figuring we can work out the kinks later. Now, two weeks later,  there is a super loud clunking when Mitch drives down the road, it is still at RnR RV repair shop.  But hey, we made it from Portland to Spokane, that’s a plus. How is it that we make such rash decisions with something that can effect our future? Are we so excited about finally finding something that looks nice in our price range that everything else goes out the window? Is it that we are the glass is half full, who cares if there’s a crack in the glass kind of people? Seriously self, C’mon!  Since this purchase, my excitement has gone down the drain. I’ve just shut down and checked out for now. I’ve lost my mojo. Where did you gooo mojo?  Maybe i should make myself a new motto, something like, If there’s any doubt, you should do without.  Hmmm, i like it. Now to implement new set motto with conviction!

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So as blessed and blissful as we were with the CRV purchase, not so with the RV. I am still on the fence about what we now call The Blue Banana. Mitch wants to pick it up this week and pressure wash it. I am dreading the idea of even dealing with it. Lets just say I had envisioned feelings of certainty, excitement and peace with this purchase, that has not been the case. So the jury is still out, only time will tell if we’ll keep it, sell it and hope to get our money back or dig ourselves a deeper hole. Lets just hope that whatever lesson we were meant to learn, we do, so as not to repeat it again!

2 thoughts on “Lost in Uncertainty

  1. Thanks my WDFFL ! (wine drinkin’ friend for life) I just made that up, if it hasn’t been made up before, i call dibs. I want copy rights! Mama needs a new 5th wheel.

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