Friday, September 2, 2011
My husband bought me a bathroom today-a portable one- and guess where it is? He set it up right in the middle of the living room! See the porta-potty? In the living room? No,no, no. This is just a demonstration- we will definitely not be keeping a portable bathroom in our living room, no matter how convenient my husband believes it is!
It has a strap to hang a 6 gallon bag of water for showering in addition to a place for the porta-potty. Now, we have a camper and a really nice camper. It has a bed, sofa, table, full bathroom, refrigerator, etc. Unfortunately, it has become so expensive to operate between the price of diesel and low gas mileage that the truck gets. It has basically grounded us.
We do have a tent. I have to be upfront with you- I hate tent camping. It's uncomfortable and I do love my creature comforts. That's why we have a camper. Now he wants to do some tent camping with the neighbors and knows I want a bathroom plus I invariably have to go there after dark and I hate walking around campgrounds by myself late at night. It's spooky.
He thought this might satisfy my needs. The thought was good but really, this toilet is 11 inches off the ground. That's really short and I just don't know if I can do it. At least not without falling over. About 10 years ago a driver crossed the center line and hit me head on and caused the car behind him to veer off and go crashing down a hill through the woods, trees cracking all the way. Everyone was helicoptered to the hospital except for me. Although I had my seat belt on, I still hit the dash with both knees, breaking one. The guy had to be cut out of his car- no seat belt, no airbag and a low profile car. It took out everything under my car and sent me into a deep ditch. The result of this is my knee cap no longer nestles into the place it belongs plus there is nerve damage, not debilitating but causes problems. It is sort of part way out but the doctors didn't want to do the replacement until I was older and couldn't function. Anyway, I can't kneel or put much pressure on my knee without lots of pain. There is no way I can lower myself down to 11 inches!
I don't know what I will do about camping but I do appreciate that we have this, just in case we have a power outage. Out here if you don't have electric you also don't have water, so no toilets unless you have enough water stocked up. It can be part of our preparedness planning.
This was our old camper, but I wanted a bathroom. We sold this and purchased a travel trailer.