Tales from the Other Side

March 1, 2013 |

A few times now since I’ve been on the road I’ve gotten questions from readers or RVing hopefuls I’ve met in person who have asked me what it feels like to be on “the other side”. By other side, they mean what what it feels like to be full-timing. Is it as wonderful as they…

Homecoming

February 12, 2013 |

A light rain falls on the roof, the pitter pattering not quite heavy enough to mask the sound of the occasional car flying by on the highway. Yellow incandescent light softened by opaque covers illuminate a mess that is in the process of being put away. Heavy winter gear sits in one pile, paperwork to…

Another Door Opens

February 3, 2013 |

Just as expected, that too did pass. That too meaning the job hunt that I’ve been on the past three weeks. Well, sort of anyway. Last Wednesday I got a call back from Lowes, the place I had interviewed at the week before. They wanted me to come in the next day to give me…

Warmer Climes

January 15, 2013 |

A goodly amount of fun was had during my 16 days in Wisconsin. After a two night pit stop in Madison for sledding and other shenanigans, it was on to my parents house in Rapids to spend Christmas with the family. The granite outcroppings pictured here are located in Powers Bluff County Park, located near…

Holiday Update

December 27, 2012 |

I hope everyone had a good holiday, I know I am! The trip up to Wisconsin was uneventful. Google thought it should take 9 hours and 48 minutes to drive the 640ish miles from Coffeyville to Madison, so I figured it’d be 12 hours pulling the RV since I go a maximum of 60 mph,…

Caroling Through the Snow

December 20, 2012 |

Yesterday’s unexpected overtime has left me with less time that I planned on having to get Cas ready to roll on Saturday. It’s an interesting logistical equation. I’m not going to be living in Cas for the 2-ish weeks I’m up in Wisconsin, due to the climate. This means I needed to get Cas winterized,…

Adventures in Cooking & Amazon Update

November 29, 2012 |

Just another friendly RVing tip from someone’s who been there: put dividers between your pots and pans when traveling too, not just your dishes. I have Teflon coated cookware, and I nested it in the cabinet above the microwave when I started traveling. It was all metal, so it wasn’t in any danger of breaking.…

When Life Throws You Lemons

November 22, 2012 |

The astute reader might have noticed that I tend to update on Mondays and Thursdays. I don’t advertise this fact because traveling changes it, and even when stationary as I am now, I bet something would come up that prevented me from doing so if I ever were to advertise those as my update days.…

Peak Kick Off at Amazon

November 19, 2012 |

I don’t think people are meant to work nights, or at least wonky things happen to me on this schedule sometimes. I say this because I’ve been laying in bed for over two hours, perfectly awake – all attempts to fall asleep amounting to nothing more than daydreaming. This is the second time in a…

Now With More Video

October 17, 2012 |

So I’ve been recording little bits of video since I took off last month, and now the first set is available for your viewing pleasure! I can write and write about how my first days on the road went, but some things are best experienced first hand. Now you can be a passenger and watch…

A Storm Is Brewing

October 14, 2012 |

First week at Amazon: Complete. I’d say it went quite well, I’m pretty sure I more than met the 75% goal on speediness (after the first two days of training I didn’t once get told what I was at so I can only speculate since my name isn’t up on the daily results list yet)…

Winding Down from Travel Mode

October 6, 2012 |

9/29/12 – Saturday Today’s hike was called Devil’s Kitchen, named for the interesting rock formations that can be seen from the trail. There are three distinct layers of rock that make up the cliffs of the Ozarks area. Dolomite is the bottom layer, it’s more impervious to rain. Above that is a thin layer of…

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