Friday, March 26, 2021

One More Interesting BoggsMobile Fact

 An Interesting Fact

I wrote Tuesday that we have owned the BoggsMobile for thirteen years this week. While composting that Mile Marker, I discovered an interesting tidbit, at least it is interesting to me.

A few months ago I crossed the line of living in the BoggsMobile longer than I have lived in any other dwelling. When I was born, my parents were living in a rented house in Waynesville. We lived there until I was four. I have memories of the last year or so there.

We moved to another rented house on the edge of town with woods, barns and fun neighbors. The house was near the top of a big hill and the road ended at a farm a little further up. We had super loads of fun there for a year.

My family moved to the place where my parents still live when I was five years old. I lived in that house for twelve years and nine months.

I was eighteen years and six months old when my parents kicked me out and Kelly Jo took me in. Well, it might not have happened exactly like that, but you can not let the facts get in the way of a good story.😜😇

I remember the joy of moving into that home in 1972. It was the first house my parents had purchased. I probably did not understand the difference between renting and buying, but their excitement must have splashed onto me. I remember the excitement.

The house was only a couple of years old, so it was modern and new. There were rooms to explore, a crawl space hide in, lots of trees to climb and a patch of woods across the street calling my name. It was a great house to grow up in.

The years between five and eighteen crawled by slower than I can describe. Snail's pace? Molasses? Slow as a turtle? Heinz 57 Ketchup (Anticipation)? Nope! All of those things move too fast.

The nearly 13 years in my parent's house from age five to thirteen feels like three good and pleasant lifetimes. Wow!

Thirteen years in the bus feels like I slept too late and missed it! Wow Again!

Where in the world did the time go? Now, please understand me, we have had some days of bus ownership that were way, way too long. I wondered if they would ever end before I slipped over the edge into insanity. But overall, the days have flown by!

Thirteen years in the BoggsMoble makes it home. I can not see myself beating that record in this lifetime. In fact, thirteen years from now seems like an eternity.

Thank you for reading Mile Markers today.


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