Woah! Change!

Richard Charpentier Notes from Rich 16 Comments

In March of 2006 I became a full-time Airstreamer.  Illness, divorce, and general life upheaval.  The whole episode wasn’t fun.

The 2004 Airstream Safari was my life boat at the time.  An illness that made me allergic to everything left me searching the country for the right place to call home.  My intent?  A year in the Airstream, no more than that………  But as you know I’ve been a full timer ever since 06 (with only 2 months out of it).

Today marks the moment when I will no longer be considered a “full-timer.”  The Airstream will be re-purposed to a travel aid, and hopefully more and more a mobile studio for commercial work.

See, I just signed papers on a larger place to live.


I didn’t go nuts with a lot of photos this morning because I was distracted.  Paperwork, checks, utilities, inspection, etc.  Photos will be forthcoming over the next few weeks as things settle down.

Heh, you just thought I was neglecting the blog again, didn’t you?  Well, who knew that this would come up?  I didn’t.  🙂

Guess we’ll have to think about renaming the blog now.  I’ll take all suggestions.

Like I said yesterday, when one story ends another begins.  2012 is going to be an interesting year!

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    LOL Roger!

    It’s time for a little more space. And I can clear out the Airstream now and have it ready for trips once more. I do anticipate a fair amount of travel this year as my shoot schedule shapes up. 🙂

    So, still an Airstreamer.

  2. I’d be willing to bet that when you move into your new home, you’ll find yourself hanging out in the smallest room (No… not the bathroom)because you’re used to cocooning in your Airstream.

    When my wife and I moved out of our first house (16×20 — story and a half) into a big old farmhouse, we rarely left the kitchen for the longest time. Maybe that’s why our 21-foot Airstream Globetrotter is such a good place to be.

  3. Congrats Rich. Hoping the best for your change of abode.
    New blog name? I’d go for “Airstream in the Driveway”


  4. Congratulations, Rich. Do you remember the old George Carlin riff on “stuff?” Does the property have space for you to park the Airstream or will you have to put it in an RV lot?

    Looks like the home was well-maintained. That goes a long way toward easing the transition.

  5. Holy smokes Rich! What are you going to do with all that space? And no freezing floors in winter? Somebody’s going soft. 😛
    Congrats bud!

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  8. So Happy for You Rich! You deserve the best! How many bedrooms and when can we come down! Ha!

  9. Glad to hear you are keeping the Airstream. Now a mixture of come and go… from home to photo travels… if you can get away from work long enough. Now you get to spread out and begin the process of accumulating more “stuff.” (grin)

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    I am so not digging the “accumulating more stuff” concept. 🙂

    Hopefully I can keep it simple. We’ll have to wait and see.

    And Mary, it’s a 3 bed 2 bath. Plenty of room for when you want to visit! 🙂

  11. Congratulations!!! a most handsome home well deserved, after much hard work, perseverance, and patience…waiting is. I am thrilled that you will be on the road again celebrating life and playing (working) with your trusty AS as your home away from home.

    Is a canine adoption in the works?

    Wishing you, excellent health, happiness, and prosperity.

    Gung hay fa choy, i.e., Happy Chinese New Year, the year of the Water Dragon.

  12. CONGRATS Rich!
    Does this mean when I bring out my photo safari clients we can crash in the Airstream? Don’t worry, just kidding, but big congrats on your new home. JM

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