By Emily Woodbury
I’m writing this from inside a little cabin perched on a snow-soaked mountain. I escaped for the weekend to Winthrop, WA, a small western town east of the Cascade Mountains. I’m here to ski, and snowshoe, one of which I’ve never done before. Rember what I said last week about trying new things and learning new things? I’m taking my own advice.
Thanks to those who commented on last week’s post, where I asked you to tell me something you’ve recently learned. Barbara Manchin left a comment that I really liked. She reminds us to notice, and learn from, the small things. She wrote: “I was reaffirmed that my grandchildren are amazing! We visited a TX state cemetery at an opportune time for our middle school grandson to recognize names in the history he is learning. We learned so much, and history is now prominent in his mind.”
OK, now on to business! Last Saturday we wanted to know, “How satisfied were you (or are you) with your RV’s factory warranty?” We’re pleased to report that a combined 57 percent of you are pretty darn satisfied and had a great, or superb experience. That being said though, more than a quarter, 27 percent, said your experience was poor or terrible, and 11 percent of you have never needed to use your factory warranty.
On Monday we asked you if you ever get tired of living in a small space. A little more than half, 51 percent, of you said yes, sometimes, but still, 45 percent of you said nope, you never tire of it. A small 4 percent of you said you miss having more space and think the RV is too small.
Along those same lines, on Tuesday we asked if you would ever consider living in a tiny home (one that’s not an RV), and, well, no, 56 percent of you would not. However, 26 percent of you said maybe (though probably not), and a whole 17 percent of you said yes. Interesting! Look at all these amazing tiny homes, jeesh!
According to Wednesday’s question, it turns out most of you (77 percent) do not have a washer or dryer in your RV. Does it make you jealous of the 23 percent who do?
Thursday’s poll results were pretty impressive. We wanted to know if you ended up in a profession you never imagined when you were young. And yup, we understand that we goofed on the question (hadn’t had enough coffee yet when writing that one). We wanted to know if you ended up in the profession you thought you’d end up in, and thankfully, I think most of you decoded that. Ha. Anyways, 39 percent of you said you did end up in that profession, but you went through other jobs first, and 32 percent of you said you’ve only had one profession your whole life (now that’s impressive!). Some of you, 14 percent, said you started off in that profession but then changed to something different, and 15 percent of you did something entirely different.
OK, friends. Time for some breakfast and time to get these Jell-O legs onto some skis. Wish me luck. I’d love (I mean really love) to come home with all my limbs. Enjoy your weekend, keep learning, and see you next week.