The Disaster That Wasn’t

June 21, 2012 | 16

I have a lot of practicing ahead of me when it comes to urban day camping. I’d be typing this up in my RV right now except that it’s already nearing 90 in there again and hot and airless do not make for comfortable writing conditions. Since it’s morning the sun is still on the…

Looming Decisions

June 14, 2012 | 14

In the midst of a dramatic lifestyle change things don’t stay stationary for long. First there was the huge shift in perspective when I decided that yes, I really wanted to go full-timing. Then came the planning and research stage where many of my free hours were devoted to learning more about RVing and what…

Sometimes Less is More

May 22, 2012 | 5

These days less is equating to more for me. I have fewer belongings to worry about, and will be spending less because of the space limitations of the Casita. In exchange for less knick knacks, clothing, and gadgets that don’t really enrich my life and provide only fleeting happiness, I’m saving money to spend on…

Odds and Ends

May 8, 2012 | 4

I’m done with work for the day. It was cool and comfortable enough to eat lunch outside at the picnic table, and now a light breeze blows through the Casita while I type this up and watch the mid-afternoon goings on in the campground. It is a good day. It was very surreal, coming back…

Moving Madness

April 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Moving Madness

Hello everyone! Quick update while I’m in the middle of the madness that is moving. All the big stuff and some of the small stuff left for the storage facility this morning in the moving truck, what’s left is either going into the Casita or is going to have to make it’s way to the…

A Tentative Moving Plan

April 19, 2012 | 6

Tuesday night I finally got a call back from Stoney Crest, the prior tenant had moved on and my 30 amp spot was now available. By the time I got the message though it was already after hours. I needed to be at work at 9:30 yesterday morning and their office didn’t open until 9,…

A Busy Month

April 2, 2012 | 8

April is going to be amazing, if a bit crazy. I sit now at my computer desk, and through my head runs a list of the things that still need to happen before I move into the Casita. It’s long and kinda scary, but I know I’ll manage to pull everything together in the nick…

The RV Hunt

March 5, 2012 | 25

On Wednesday I saw a Craigslist ad for a RV that I was interested in. Today I decided to buy it. So what all happened during those five days to get from the point of seeing the posting, to deciding to buy? A lot. I’ve devised a walk-through of the process, for those of you…

Truck Camping in Tampa

February 27, 2012 | 16

This past weekend my roommate and I took Bertha (yes, she has a name) out for another truck camping excursion, this time down to Tampa, FL. My birthday was last Wednesday, and this’ll be the third year in a row that I’ve celebrated by going to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. I’ve been a big…

Make the Journey Enjoyable

February 20, 2012 | 13

Psst, I have a secret to share with you. Are you listening? Good. Here it is: Life shouldn’t merely be about getting from point A to point B. Between those points are where the actual living happens. The journey should be as enjoyable as the destination. In fact the way I see it, there really…

The Only Predictable Thing is Change

January 16, 2012 | 23

Time for another mid-month update on my plans, and this one is pretty significant. As I have mentioned in comments a couple times, I gave my 2.5 weeks notice last week to the job I hate. My last day there is going to be the 27th, hooray! There’s just a couple things to work out…

Favorite Places

January 12, 2012 | 13

Ugh, and having held out for so long against the steady barrage of colds that I’ve been exposed to this season, I have finally fallen sick. There will be no long and thought provoking piece for your reading pleasure today I’m afraid, but I couldn’t just leave you guys hanging in the wind, so how…

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