Category Archives: holidays

The flu, the rain, and the new year

It’s the 29th of December, and I’m sicker today than yesterday.  I have 100 angry miners in my head with pick axes, and 1000 angry teenagers running rampant in my bones with boom boxes and extra bass.  Just to make … Continue reading

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Holidays, gifts and STUFF!

We live in a small and cramped space.  Some days, it feels very, very cramped.  We already have too much stuff and too little space that is too poorly designed. So, here comes the holidays.  Society expects us to celebrate … Continue reading

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Does it ever end? The Great Repair

The Great Repair is STILL underway.  That means no vehicle.  It’s guts are arranged in a plastic thing and on a patch of fabric covered dirt.  It’s been one thing after another, and GM swears that the first opportunity we … Continue reading

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The great surgery

Today is the day.  The van is under the knife. Yep, it’s getting its new head gasket.  GM is taking it apart and working towards putting in the new head gasket.  It’s not an easy project on any engine, on … Continue reading

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The RV stove or grown up easy bake oven?

Remember your “easy bake” oven when you were a little girl?  At least when I was a child, they used a light bulb to generate enough heat to somewhat cook a tiny cake.  I think mine held my interest for … Continue reading

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Middle of December and now what??

It’s the middle of December, the weather has warmed up, there’s a steady breeze outside, and I’m as miserable as can be.  I have what my mother always dubbed “the creeping crud.”  I suppose its a flu of some sort, … Continue reading

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The Stuff Wars

Some days, the Stuff is winning the war.  GM announced a few days ago that I was totally incapable of living “in a box” as he likes to put it.  Especially when he’s feeling frustrated and claustrophobic.  With our van … Continue reading

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Talking turkey here

I did a post earlier about Thanksgiving plans when you are micro-sized or living in an RV.  In that, I had suggested cooking the turkey in a portable roaster.  That’s not what we actually ended up doing.  We went a … Continue reading

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Love and small spaces

They say that the best things in life come in small packages.  That may not be true for some things, however.  Going micro-sized in your housing completely changes the equation somehow. There is no privacy, no sense of personal space.  … Continue reading

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We survived the Mom inspection!

The Thanksgiving holiday is over.  We survived the Mom inspection.  It wasn’t fatal… The holiday was good too.  There is nothing like family to make a holiday truly special, and a new grandbaby is always something to celebrate too.  The … Continue reading

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