Goodbye Porta Potty!!!
When you decide to move to the end of the road, where the only building that has a roof without daylight beaming through is the fifth wheel you’ve bought to live in, you come to savor the luxury of being able to rent a porta potty outhouse. Welcome to homesteading in a fifth wheel!
Frankly, “the facilities” in our trailer are already intimate (I actually have a picture of Hubby’s stocking feet sticking out from under the door – with his permission of course). With limited capacity, sporadic venting, flushing protocols, and often gruesome cleaning requirements, you definitely want a place for everyone else to “go”.
We struggled a lot in the beginning of our adventure with how to address this need. We bantered, researched, and finally prayed about it a lot. It was a joyous day when we rented “a crapper on wheels” and proudly towed it home.
As these things tend to go, it stayed far longer than planned. So when we hauled it away last week under rainbow-painted skies, down the road for the very last time, it not only added $100.00 a month back to our budget, but we felt like we’d been upgraded to the palace!
With a REAL. INDOOR. PORCELAIN. COMMODE.
Goodbye porta potty, hello indoor plumbing!
And because we pour every spare dollar into the homestead, it’s monumental each time we eliminate an expense.
Yes, we still have to hike down the hill to the Laundry-Bath-Meat-Salon – “The Salon”: for the beautification of all things : )
But now we can shower, “go”, and do laundry on the homestead, and let me just say that is HUGE.
Soon it will also house a kitchen; a place to process all we will begin raising in the Spring. Then we will fetch the rest of our things out of storage (which by the way, was the last available storage unit in our small town), thus eliminating one more expense. Yahoo!
Everything remains a lesson in “process” rather than perfection. Where nothing happens as fast as planned. But things seem to work out better in the end. Because it’s all so far beyond us, we need God to get it done.
None of this would be happening without His help and the hands and supplies He sends through Habitat For Humanity, donations from our village, Craigslist, affordable help, and two priceless hardware stores.
It’s been amazing to watch how He has Provided for our every actual NEED. Exactly when the actual need arrived (not when we first started worrying about it). In ways we did not expect.
Including the availability of a porta potty on wheels.
I love how He thinks of everything! Even outhouses and perfectly timed rainbows.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:19 ESV
QUESTION: What true NEED do you have that you could stop worrying about and give to God, then watch where He leads you from there?