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How I Came to Live in a Trailer

How I Came to Live in a Trailer

Subtitle: Leap and the Net will Appear The whole tale has ins and outs, and I usually boil it down for visitors to my booth. Parts of the story begin in 2015, some in 2013, but I think it starts in 2006, when my friend Kristina and I visited Colorado on vacation. It was my second time in the state, but the first time was part of the epic family trip the summer before 5th grade where my Dad drove…

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Paper Residency – Part 2

Paper Residency – Part 2

In February I started the process for next steps for residency. You can read my notes about the early research and thoughts here. In part, I do need to keep a presence in Colorado, as one position I have requires my residency. But, as a South Dakota Nomad I can register the vehicles in SD, while keeping my Colorado license. I am also not giving up my CO address, and not changing my mailing address with the USPS. The company…

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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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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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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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