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Beach Bumming-Learning to Surf!

I told you about our impending beach bum-i-ness a blog or so ago. Beginning the middle of August, we’re moving to an apartment at the beach where we’ll spend the following six months. The finding and renting process has been … Continue reading

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The RV Series-That’s the Plan

A blog or so ago we talked about plans and my obsessive need to know what I’m doing. As an aside, I may start using “A blog or so” as a measurement of time.   Like a fortnight or an … Continue reading

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The RV Series-Westward Ho!

No home for these!–too well they knew The mitred king behind the throne;– The sails were set, the pennons flew, And westward ho! for worlds unknown. “Robinson Of Leyden” by Oliver Wendell Holmes   My first waking thought was “Westward … Continue reading

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The RV Series- The First Day of the Rest of our Lives

Today was a day of endings and a day of beginnings. This morning we had planned to leave very early, but there was an errand I had forgotten that meant we couldn’t leave until around 10 am.   Emotionally,  that … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

We’re leaving together, But still, it’s farewell And maybe we’ll come back To earth, who can tell? I guess there is no one to blame We’re leaving ground (leaving ground) Will things ever be the same again? It’s the final … Continue reading

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On feelings of loss and what really matters…

From a respectable distance down the street, I peer out the rain-soaked windshield of Bella-BOW ( Bella Box On Wheels, our RV)  watching pieces of my material life being loaded into cars, trucks, and U-Hauls. Yesterday, the first day of our … Continue reading

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Pricing my Life, Memories for Sale

As I type this, there are people inside my home putting a value on many of the material things that have made up my life. It feels very strange to know the sale value of my things won’t reflect the emotional … Continue reading

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Packing a Watermelon into a Walnut. The story of downsizing from 3100 Sq. ft to 475 Sq.ft

Right now I’m schlepping things down the driveway from the house to the RV. Then I’m schlepping the same things right back up the driveway, forced to accept the fact that I’m not going to be able to take some of … Continue reading

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Boxing up the Hallmark Moments

Today, still packing for the move,  I started sorting through the 11 filing drawers in my home office. I’m not sure why I’m calling them all filing drawers as only three of them were neatly stuffed with hanging files.   … Continue reading

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Reflections On A Home

As moving day draws closer and I prepare to say goodbye to this house, the place I’ve lived longer than any other, the years play like a flickering slide show. March of 2000, moving in during a raging snowstorm.   I … Continue reading

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