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So you think you want to live in a travel trailer?

Downsizing sounds great when you think of cutting your bills or finding a temporary solution to economic uncertainty, but…it isn’t as easy as you would think. We’ve been out of the travel trailer for over a year, and our small … 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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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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What makes a home?

What makes a home? It isn’t the bricks, mortar, sticks, or stones that create the structure.  In fact, home may not even be a structure of any permanence!  Home is a lot more, and a lot less, than the structure … Continue reading

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Be careful not to push your luck, right?

Pushing your luck.  I’m not sure exactly why that cliche is phrased like that, but it probably has something to do with someone named Murphy. It’s been like that a lot lately, not that it has a thing to do … Continue reading

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Small ideas

Small spaces. Today, between me being sick & cranky, the cats being neurotic, and the barking dogs who hate each other, GM is totally fed up with living small.  He’s sure we cannot successfully and happily live in anything less … Continue reading

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The Great Repair continues

The Great Repair…oh how this seems to be lasting FOREVER.  I have no idea what is going on, other than there are an amazing number of parts that have been removed from the engine and that nearly everything that had … 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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