Posted by Rebecca
“Tank You!” was a staple in my impersonation of Lawrence Welk. My teenage friends and I would giggle as we waved a “conductor’s stick” and uttered phrases like, “Let’s go, let’s bugaloo till we puke.” When I look back on clips now, his German accent is minimal and he clearly says “Thank You.” But I prefer how he will always sound in my mind and my memory, with a thick and sharp accent, introducing the hottest accordion players of his time.
So, on that note - tank you, tank you, tank you, everyone!
My article on my decision to live in a trailer was featured this week on Tiny House Blog. It’s the same article that was published on CNN iReports. (And one I had actually originally written for Tiny House Blog.) This article features more photos, and as a response, a plethora of love, encouragement and commendation in the comments. It is truly overwhelming! This is the sort of stuff you lovely strangers have expressed:
I really admire your spirit and creativity. I believe that you are a great example of how to respond to what happens when our lives take a turn in directions that we didn’t plan!
This is an AMAZING story!! I am in love with this trailer.
Lovely ~ you show that trailer living can be elegant, healthful and, most important in these times, low impact.
I think you’re amazing, and your home is beautiful! Truly, you’re an inspiration!
You have given me a new hope!
Just stunning, like you and your pup.
You are my hero!! Your story couldn’t have come at a better time in my life and it shines a much-needed beacon of light filled with inspiration for me.
This is exactly what I want. Beautiful, just beautiful.
I might just have to look into buying a single wide trailer.
I’m thinking of buying one (a trailer) myself, and your amazing transformation got me so excited about it.
People judge by outward appearances but your home clearly has the heart of a castle!
Well, as us wild Texas Women say,
“GO BIG or GO HOME”!
Honey, you went BIG and you are HOME!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
This outpouring of kind words has left me choked up and speechless. I didn’t start this blog to inspire others, but as a form of therapy for myself. I had just been through a rough patch, and needed an outlet for my feelings, and a way to share my renovation with far-away family. The fact that it is reaching others is an incredible and unexpected bonus.
I cannot say it enough: Tank You, Tank You, Tank You, for your lovely response, and for your wonderful encouragement.