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Restoration is bittersweet

April 28th, 2018 at 11:06 am

I finally got around to restoring my car, so I can take it in for this year's state inspection without getting weird looks from anyone. Naturally, I can't help but feel a bit saddened that this camper project didn't take off.

Still, perhaps it was for the best. Living like that full time would have been rough, and deep down, I knew that. I did become a bit more car savvy along the way, so I guess it was at least a good learning experience if nothing else.

Also, a lot of the gear and tools are still there, and having them has made me very well-prepared in case of any road side emergencies.

Still though, I can not help but ruminate on what possibilities are lost, what pitfalls I may have avoided, and what will happen next in my life. It's weird. Time marches on, but you just never know what happens next.

6 Responses to “Restoration is bittersweet”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Better to have tried, than to have regrets. Do you think it's possible you went too small?

  2. snafu Says:

    your conversion was surely an adventure and an opportunity to learn new skill sets. As an enthusiastic RVer, I hope sometime in the future you will buy a van conversion or C type RV to enjoy adventures a 'live-in' vehicle opens.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    You were a bit of a pioneer, and it was a very cool experiment Smile.. maybe you could try the tiny house lifestyle?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Well, I think you threw yourself into the project with enthusiasm, you learned a lot, and you were able to cut your losses when you realized it wasn't right for you. Those are all good things!

  5. Tabs Says:

    Thank you everyone for the kind words.

    Yes, ultimately, I think my car was just way too small. If I ever decide to try this again, I would go with a cargo van instead, or at least a minivan.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Personally, I think you should be commended for trying. It was an adventure. Sometimes we forget that life needs a little adventure amongst the day to day routine. It livens things up.

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