As kids, we learn constantly. But I think that as adults, we tend to learn in spurts, because we decide there is something new we want to learn about. I learned to be a yoga teacher at age 52, and then I learned how to publish a book at 55. Now I'm 56, and I'm learning all about how to live in an RV. I'm doing pretty well so far, but I confess that at times it seems overwhelming. I think it's because we're learning to live in it WHILE we are also driving it back to Santa Fe.
Honestly, the living in it is easy, but the driving is a bit hair-raising. RVPainter is doing all the driving and I'm the navigator. He's doing great and loves driving the RV, even on these bumpity highways with the trucks whizzing by. It works out because he would be a terrible navigator and I'd be a petrified driver - I'd have us in a ditch and he'd have us facing the wrong way!
We made it to Oklahoma City last night which was WAAAAAY too long a drive. But we wanted to get close because we need to have our Leveling system checked out at a service place here this morning. The Leveler is a hydraulic system that lowers these "feet" to the ground that then automatically level the RV. That all works fine, but there is an alarm that goes off if you try to drive and the levelers are down - and that is going off even when the levelers are up. That would be okay except that you can't turn it off, so it beep-beep-beeped at us all the way.
So hopefully they'll be able to get us squared away today. Next stop is Amarillo, but we're just going to go for four hours and stop, regardless. Skies look threatening, though, so if weather is bad, we stay put. It's a new way of living and I have to remind myself that it's actually okay if we don't "get somewhere" today. That's something I'm learning too.
Sometimes I think I'd rather stop learning for a bit and just have a rest! But we are always called to challenge ourselves in new ways I think.
I'll be really glad though, when we get to Santa Fe and can settle down for a few weeks. Then the learning can happen in a familiar environment, which always works best for me.