On November 1, 2011, my husband and I drove down I-5 leaving Oregon and headed for our new life in San Antonio, Texas. Although my husband had lived in other states before we married (36 years ago), I’ve never lived anywhere but Oregon, and never more than 15 miles from my birth place.
After a brief stop in Sacramento to visit with our daughter, and my husband’s family, we headed south pulling our 38′ home-on-wheels along behind us. It was our plan to live in the 5th wheel for an ‘indefinite period’, possibly several years.
So, we arrived in Texas and set up camp at the Braunig Lake RV Resort just south of San Antonio, and only 5 miles from our son’s house.
It has a beautiful pond and we had the perfect space to watch the setting sun.
The location was perfect, and allowed us to spend lots of time with our daughter-in-law and our grandkids while our son travels for his job. And, they were able to come enjoy the lake, fishing and playing with the ducks!
Before long, the 5th wheel started feeling pretty cramped!! I set up my sewing corner so that I could continue sewing for She and Me Designs, my DIL’s and my Etsy store. Fabric and projects all over the place, and little space for relaxing. Thankfully I have a very patient husband!
Regardless of all that, we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. We spent lots of time with our grandchildren which was the reason we made the move, so we were ready to put up with anything!
Until the winter thunderstorms started!!!!!!!!!!
I’m NOT a fan of thunder of any magnitude, but had never experienced anything like what they have in Texas!! Living in a 5th wheel, with the thunder blasting within inches of our heads, was more than I wanted to put up with – and it seemed like a thunder storm was coming through every week! So we (I) decided it was time to find a real home. Within a few short days we’d found a home to rent with a LOT of space, plenty for the grandkids AND a special craft/sewing room. More on all that later!
Finally, we are truly settled!