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The first week in our new home has come to a close and I find myself unsure of where to begin the explanation of just how life-altering this upgrade is. Every time I think of listing out the improvements and differences, I become overwhelmed and risk sounding dramatic, clearly failing to contain my joy. So… Read More


I want to begin this post by affirming that the last 4.5 years on the road have provided more wonderful opportunities to see the world and I could ever have dreamed of and I wouldn’t trade the experiences we’ve had for all of the fancy apartments in sleek cities or the social and creature comforts… Read More


One of the best parts of my life for the past 12 years has been a little fuzzy white kid named Hazen.  He’s a California boy and loves the sunshine and outdoors, no matter what state or country he’s in at the time. The story of how he ended up in my life is probably… Read More


I fear I lack the strength to spin this saga into a well-written, thrilling adventure story animating all of the ridiculous circumstances we’ve faced over the last two months so, instead, I’ve decided to retell events in the manner of my Historian background and let the list of chronological occurrences speak for themselves. -January 3rd:… Read More


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It’s difficult to even quiet my thoughts enough to get something on paper. The last week – even more so the last two days – have been nothing short of insanity. On Friday morning, we were all set to take the RV down to the dealer to have the large slide out fixed for the… Read More


So, THAT was a pain. Long story short, only 18 or so months later, and 2 different install attempts at two different locations in two different cities, our new replacement awning is finally installed! Perhaps I should back up? Start at the beginning? I suppose that might help. It was a nice, sunny day in… Read More


I recently made a little post about changing the oil and filters in the RV ‘van’ and the Jeep.  I also mentioned doing the same to the Generac QP40 generator in the RV, but noted that would be in a later blog post since there were extenuating circumstances. Here is that post. Where do I… Read More


Oil changes are a thing I used to plan an entire afternoon around. Not because I had to clean up a work space and do much, but just to get my car over to a dealer and dropped off for the ordeal of watching crappy TV in their lobby while waiting 4 hours before they… Read More


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Spending time in the RV, you notice things about it. One thing you get the sense of is that the RV industry is typically really good about putting just about every inch they can to some kind of use. This helps maximize space quite a bit with creative cabinetry and such. What they can’t really… Read More


That’s how the saying goes, so I’ve heard. Well, the RV DEFINITELY feels like mine now after just a few years. I guess technically I didn’t break (all of) the things that have needed attention along the way, but I have been getting really intimate with how to fix stuff. On the list of things… Read More