It’s 102 degrees here today. We’re expecting 106 degrees in a couple of days, which doesn’t include the “heat index”. Heat index = Feels Like. You could say, It’s hotter than a firecracker. Ugh. What does this have to do with owning an Airstream, you might ask? It means it’s entirely too hot to go anywhere. For the first time I can remember, there is a ban on fireworks because of the heat and drought this year.
A special trip was made to fetch the batteries so they could be put on a charger. It was refreshing to hear, “It’s 55 degrees in our Airstream!” In this area, we are fortunate to have underground storage for the RollingSilver2ndHome. It’s not far from home, and it’s stored out of the sunlight, heat, cold, and possible/probable, wind/hail/tornadoes. The humidity is also “just right”. For someone with Goldilocks inclinations, it feels good to know our storage solution provides a little bit of insurance for extreme weather.
Of course you do! Everyone does. While I’m waiting for the planets to align and balance to be restored to our little rolling home, I thought I’d tell you about mine.
Everything in our Airstream is built in, which makes it wonderfully efficient. We opted for the floor plan that has a dining table in front of the sofa. The table pulls out and extends so two can sit side-by-side, however I prefer being face to face at mealtimes. Also, if I choose to sit on the other side of the table, it’s nice to enjoy the view. Since my husband is tall and I am not, finding a chair to fit both of us is a special challenge. I was walking through Marshall’s one day and Lo and Behold, there it was…my “Goldilocks” chair! I had found a petite, chrome and leather office chair with a gas lift. It came home with me and is a perfect fit in the Airstream. Not only does it work for us without taking up a lot of room, it’s incredibly comfortable. It fulfills my Dual Purpose Rule in order to claim space in our tiny home. Isn’t it great when Form and Function combine to meet a special need? Just call me Goldilocks.