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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