Posted by Rebecca
Late last night I got home from Bend, Oregon. Bend was my home for 9 years and I went back for a friend’s wedding. I try to get back at least once a year to visit the town and my friends. It was a great weekend road trip filled with so many people who I love. It wasn’t even dampened by my eventful drive home, which consisted of: a tire blow-out in the middle of nowhere ~ changing my very first flat with the help of a good Samaritan on her way home from work ~ $760.00 worth of new tires ~ a close call with a several-point buck ~ Burning Man traffic ~ the realization that 5 Hour Energy only lasts for 3 on me ~ a raw tongue from dill pickle sunflower seeds (they keep you awake while driving – just try it) ~ a missed hair appointment ~ a bad case of intestinal distress ~ and a farting dog. All in all the drive that normally takes about 6 1/2 hours took closer to 9.
But now I’m home and safe, and I needed new tires anyways.
In a few hours from now I’m picking up my cousin, George, who is visiting North America for the first time. He lives in Australia. He’s spent the last few weeks up north with my dad and brother, wandering around the Canadian Rockies and elsewhere. I’m really excited for his visit because in his 21 years of life, we’ve only ever spent 4 days together, when I visited Australia in ’07. And so the trailer is getting a house guest.
I’ve had house guests before, but one was Dannica and we are like sisters. So the small space was fine. The other was my sis-in-law, Sierra. But again, we’re just like real sisters. So this time it’s a little different.
My biggest concern is privacy. When I got the trailer I knocked down the wall separating the bathroom from the dinky little hallway. It didn’t make sense to have those spaces divided, and removing the wall opened the space nicely and gives me more of that spa-style feeling I wanted in my little powder room.
However, that being said, it means my bathroom isn’t super private. I have a pocket door that separates the kitchen from the bathroom, but nothing separating the bathroom from the bedroom. So I used a tension rod and put up some cool teal curtains that I got from Ikea to divide the two. Hopefully that will do the trick. We’ll see. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Four days after George leaves, 2 of my girlfriends are visiting from Canada. One of them I haven’t seen in over 11 years. I’m super excited, and I’m sure the cozy accommodations will be very conducive to our catching up. Then a few weeks later, George’s brother, Oliver, is coming for a few days. Oliver and I have lived together before, so the close quarters should be fine.
It’s going to be a busy few weeks. But that’s just how I like it. And The Trailer Inn is officially in business.
My souvenir magnet from Bend.
The beautiful desert. On the road between Reno and Bend.