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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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Downsizing continues…

Well, after much ado, a lot of hair pulling, and probably more swearing than is allowed by law, GM has the van back in order.  Just to make it a bit more entertaining, after all of this fixing he has … Continue reading

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Will repairs never end?

I was elated at the completion of the Great Repair (replacing the head gasket).  That particular repair, occurring over the holidays, seemed to last for an eternity.  The cold weather made bicycle trips sometimes far less than fun too.  Our … Continue reading

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The Great Repair is FINISHED!

The Great Repair has finally finished.  I actually did a “happy dance” when it started finally.  For some reason, the final portion of the repair was replacing a fuse for the ignition system–somehow, it had blown.  Today, for the first … Continue reading

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Cold, too cold!

The Gulf Coast has a cold front hanging out for a visit, and that means C O L D!! Too COLD! It seems like days since my feet were last warm, and almost as long since the toes went numb … Continue reading

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The Great Repair-final stages

The Great Repair is finally nearly finished, just lacking a few minor parts that have proven very difficult to obtain, especially when your transportation is either a bicycle or the vehicle that needs the parts before it can be started!  … Continue reading

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January…

We started this journey on August 1st, 2010.   January is the sixth month.  Do we regret it? No. Could we have done some things better? Oh, most assuredly! Preparation, both in terms of our personal belongings and mentally, would have … Continue reading

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