Living in Redding, California: 1 Week Update

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We’re definitely settled in. In some ways, it feels like we’ve been here forever.

I can’t tell you how you might feel when travelling in your home. But for me, home is a ~350 square foot apartment on wheels. No matter where I go I sleep in my own bed, shower in my own bathroom, make breakfast in my own kitchen, and have my pets with me. When we’ve gone on vacation in this RV in the past, I knew it was vacation and that I was someplace different.

But for the first few days since we arrived here, I woke up slightly disoriented. Everything I could see was my home. My brain registered it was home. But somehow I could also sense that the world outside was not the same I had woken up to for the previous 4 years.

The disorientation is gone now. I’m curious to see if it returns each time we move to a new place. It isn’t really a bad thing, just a moment of confusion because my brain has a sense of dichotomy it can’t rationalize when I’m just waking up. I asked Ryan if he’s gotten that feeling and he said no, because it’s too hot for him to mistake it for Greenbrae.

Otherwise, nothing much to report. We’ve been enjoying the local life. We’re in the process of taking care of some maintenance that we didn’t have time for before we left, and this week we’ll probably check out some stuff, like a local farmer’s market. We haven’t even used the pool here yet! We’ve been too busy riding our bikes just about every day, and just doing normal things like cooking. It’s nice to be able to put on a pair of shorts everyday! 6:00 in the morning, and it’s already shorts weather. =)


Ryan is also working on replacing the flooring in the cab area of the RV. It’s quite an exciting project. We have a little way to go still before it’s complete, but it’s looking fantastic so far, and I’ll do a detailed post on it once we’re done.

One thought on “Living in Redding, California: 1 Week Update

  1. I feel sorry for Ryan with the heat but I’m sure he’ll acclimate. Riding bikes every day sounds great. Hope the farmers market is fruitful–pun intended. Love to you both.

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