When Axles Go Bad

When Axles Go Bad

At this moment I am about half way finished two posts, I’m working on details about my trip since I left Delaware on June 16, and the second about… The. Black. Tank. I’m starting this new post to tell you about my day. You may recall Sylvia went in to get new axles. I dropped her off in April before I took my trip to the east, and picked her up mid June; since then we’ve traveled about 5000 +/- miles….

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For All that is Good and Holy

For All that is Good and Holy

Recently Jen visited me out in Colorado for her Mountain Sabbatical, and as usual it was a glorious trip. We snowmobiled out in Leadville, tubed in Frisco, dined in Minturn, biked in Carbondale, and soaked in Glenwood Springs. One night I was telling a story that up until then had kept to myself. Since the telling I have been giggling up a storm remembering her face, with tears of laughter streaming down. Good belly laughs. And so I will tell…

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Once Upon a Tent

Once Upon a Tent

A quick funny story. Last year, when the trailer was in for service, I stayed in my tent. I’ve gotten pretty handy with the dog and the cat in there. It’s a 4 person ALPS Mountaineering tent, so there’s loads of room for bedding and pet accouterments. I was suckered in to buying a new litter, the “Slide” from Arm and Hammer. I liked the promise of what it could bring. Ella, my cat isn’t the worst with getting the…

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Repairs: Human and Trailer

Repairs: Human and Trailer

I am sitting in Delaware at the moment, Sylvia stayed home in Colorado. We are both having repairs done. Someone, not pointing fingers, maybe rolled over a curb in a Home Depot parking lot. Or at least that could have been one time, there may have been others… and so she’s in for new axels, and new tires. I am pretty excited for the repair, and all in all it’s not too bad expense wise. (Don’t get me wrong, it’s…

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Resident Volunteer

Resident Volunteer

I can’t believe that in one week it will be time to move on; and I can’t believe how three months flew by, but I should be used to it at this point. In my post from February, I mentioned that I was a Resident Volunteer. I’ve been working at Cherry Creek State Park since the beginning of January in the Campground Office. In exchange for parking and utilities, I help with reservations and retail sales for 32 hours a…

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Paper Residency

Paper Residency

As a full-time RVer, most people ask me about mail. Where do I get my mail? This year, since I was sticking around Denver, I got a mailbox. Not a P.O Box, you see, for registering vehicles and licenses, but a local print shop has a bank of mailboxes. I get my mail and packages about once a week, or every-other week. Soon I’ll be untethering from the state, and will be pushing off in April. Just gave my notice…

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How We Roll – February 2018 Edition

How We Roll – February 2018 Edition

Musings from the Road Vetting a potential date online: Yes, I’ll spend a $1 for a shower on you. As a Resident Volunteer at a Colorado State Park for the next few months, it occurs to me that I don’t nearly have enough yard flair as my other neighbor volunteers. I am ok with that, but am shopping around for some rope lights, or one of those LED sparkle makers (whatever they’re called). I have thought that once I peel…

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Camper Coffee

Camper Coffee

I used the same French Press pot for the last 17 years. I got it from Stacy – from Levittown, Long Island. Emerson ran stacked classes, so she was in a few of my undergrad New Media classes, as she pursued her grad degree. We hung out often, and after graduation, she was cleaning out her apartment in the Fens. I scored that French Press and a battle ax of a Singer sewing machine. Since moving into the trailer, I…

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Winter Water

Winter Water

I previously wrote about water here… Water in the winter is a whole new ballgame. At the end of the summer, I made an appointment to have heating pads installed on each of my water tanks, based on a suggestion from the Service Department I was taking Sylvia to. I had been going to Lazy Days, which is where I purchased her. I generally know that it’s best to find a local “mechanic” for those general maintenance items for typical…

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Teaching, post-Teaching

Teaching, post-Teaching

Teaching has woven it’s way through my career. I love the students, and this is how I will generally have a tie to Design as I move my career in to product based pieces, versus design/client/project. I moved back home to Maryland in 2001 after a lay-off from my first position as a web designer in Portsmouth, NH. I answered an ad for adjunct teachers for design media classes at the local community college and picked up 3 classes. I…

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