RV for long-term living
After a 3 month medical leave, I returned to work to find that we couldn't reach a mutually acceptable agreement with the accommodations I needed. With my savings drained from leave and no new job lined up, my disabled partner and I are now homeless. We are living in a 6 person tent with our two dogs. We had already planned to live full-time in an RV, so we're looking at this as a push in the direction we want to go with our lives. While I usually work entirely from home, our current living arrangement does not allow for reliable internet or enough power to run a laptop, which limits my ability to work. The funds will be used to purchase a reliable RV (which are very cheap at this time of year), outfit it with a satellite dish and cell and wifi extenders. Any additional funds will go towards replacing tires and other repairs and or survival while I find new work.
We had been planning on spending last night and tonight in a hotel to get a real shower and a break from sleeping in the tent, but now we have our new home!
Once we price any additional repairs, we'll get a mobile booster and start setting up a tech closet. After doing some additional research on mobile working options, satellite is looking to be more work than it's worth for now, but the costs for a truly mobile internet will be about the same.
The new plan is a mobile router with automatic network switching and getting two additional data plans so that we can use the best network available.
We enjoyed the drive and the time to talk and dream, meet some interesting people, and the dogs were very well behaved, plus he found some amazing lights for pretty cheap. After the disappointment of the day, they really lifted my mood. We needed some additional lighting and they're going to be beautiful additions to whatever motorhome we get.
I'll share pictures of the RVs we look at.