Category Archives: family

Downsized holidays

When you live in tight quarters, celebrating holidays means new twists. And turns. And ducking. Seriously, there is no space for things like Christmas trees, stockings, or much of anything else to indicate there is a holiday.  If your budget … Continue reading

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Being a landowner again?

We had found some very cheap, distressed property.  It just so happened, it was also flood prone property. That’s sort of how it goes…if it’s cheap, there’s a reason.  I suppose the idea of a flood now and again isn’t … Continue reading

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Your peers, your family and your life

We all have family, friends, and associates, even if the numbers can vary.  They also have influence on our lives, whether we want to admit it or not. How is this you wonder? It’s pretty simple.  Like water can create … Continue reading

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The first year…already?

It’s been almost a year since this travel trailer was purchased.  Somehow, that just does not seem possible.  On the other hand, after a year we thought we’d have done a whole lot more than we have.  Surprises aren’t necessarily … Continue reading

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Budgets, stress, uncertainty, and tribulations

Well, the end of the world didn’t happen yesterday, but that’s okay.  I wasn’t quite ready for all of that yet anyhow. I’ve been too busy to get ready for Rapture, it seems.  Summer snuck up on me, it’s now … Continue reading

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Wanted: one large bottle of optimism

Don’t you wish, some days, that you could just go buy a bottle of the stuff? Sometimes, especially when we’re facing changes that might not entirely be by our choice, and things just seem to be stuck in some eternal … Continue reading

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When plans don’t pan out

Sometimes, things don’t work out the way they are supposed to.  Sometimes, it’s not even in the same neighborhood of “supposed to.”  What then? Someone once said, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  That’s a pretty good analogy to … Continue reading

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Vicarious living

People are funny.  Or maybe, it’s like the song.  Beer is good, God is great, and people are crazy. Soap operas and reality television provide much entertainment in the United States.  The people who indulge the most are the ones … Continue reading

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Giving stuff up or lightening your load?

I just returned from visiting my daughter.  I always enjoy the visits, even if we have some flare up time.  We’re both somewhat volatile, and if we both land on a bad day the same day…well sparks fly.  This trip, … Continue reading

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My hovel, my home!

I had some things happen last week that made me look at my life with a different perspective.  How would a “princess” perceive my life if she were to be suddenly thrust into it? Merely the idea makes me laugh … Continue reading

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