Feeling Claustrophobic

It’s amazing how, in three years of living in an RV, I have never felt claustrophobic. Miranda’s layout with its many rooms and areas makes her feel very spacious. This apartment, with one giant room for living, feels much smaller. It is unpleasant to have to sleep in the same room as the computer, cook with a toilet almost right by the stove, and stare at the front door while working on the computer.

While I am enjoying my three-flight commute to work, I am less enjoying the gauntlet I have to go through to get outside to my car. To be fair, my neighbours just say hello, but there are times I’d just like to be able to go for a walk without having to talk to anyone.

Complaining aside, there are advantages to being here, such as the aforementioned commute, having so many things to walk to, and not having to deal with holding tanks!

To mitigate the claustrophobia somewhat, I am taking half of Friday off so that I can drive to Cranbrook to visit with Ken and Donna this weekend! It’ll be nice to get out of town and drive that familiar route on my own for the first time.

I am really enjoying the October weather in southern Alberta. It is crisp, cool, and very sunny. The weather forecast for the next week indicates more of the same so I have plenty of time to finish off Miranda’s winterizing preparations, although all the crucial stuff has been done. I just wanted to give her a really good scrubbing and vacuum now that the cats aren’t in there so I can have a nice fresh home to return to in the spring.

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  • If you can score a folding screen somewhere it can help a small place feel bigger by actually making it smaller. 🙂

  • I actually thought of dividing the space up with sheets, but it’d be way too dark in here. 🙁

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