We’re almost there! The RV renovation is coming along. I thought I’d give a glimpse of the area where we’ll spend the most time inside the rig. These are before and after pics of the dinette removal. The TV was … Continue reading
If you’ve followed my RV journey, you may remember when I found a cute little Mini Ottoman and recovered the top to match the Rialta’s (AKA Gypsy Rider I) decor. That little item moved with me to the Minnie Winnie, … Continue reading
It seems as though the interior portion of our RV renovation was completed quite rapidly. In week three, we used the most elbow grease and pretty much wore ourselves out. I laid the subfloor, carpet tiles (from Amazon,) and galley … Continue reading
While I researched a number of countertop options and thought I had decided on one (well, two — one for the kitchen and another for the bathroom,) I thought more about it and challenged myself to a personal “frugality competition.” … Continue reading
Week two of the RV renovations has begun and I can see this homely duckling (she was never ugly) becoming a swan! I’ve made numerous trips to Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Advanced Auto Parts, etc., etc. for paint, wood, screws, … Continue reading
If you’ve read through my site, you know that while I was a full time RVer, I had some of the best experiences of my life! When I was married and our family grew, life dictated that a brick and … Continue reading
As those who follow my blog know, when I became a full time RVer a few years ago, I sold most of my household items and kept only what I needed in the rig. Once I married and we moved … Continue reading
It’s amazing how time flies when you’re really living. I just logged in to my blog and discovered I’ve posted nothing since August. Believe me, I’m totally committed to maintaing this site, but in the past few months, life has been a beautiful storm of love and life as well as death and transition.
In June, I was still galavanting around the country writing and loving the freedom of minimalism and the simplicity of RV life. Without boring you with minor details, I’ll fast foward through life events…
By mid-June, I was back in my home state after recording audio books and some of my original music with my producer in Indiana. On July 4th, I became engaged. In August, I was married and my husband agreed to try living the full time RV dream with me. Two weeks after that, I was able to witness the birth of my first and only grandchild. Less than one month later, due to unforeseen circumstances, we became the guardians of said grandchild and needed to abort our nomadic existence.
In a matter of only a few weeks, we sold my RV, moved into a new home, and I acquired a “regular vehicle,” and drove at street level for the first time since I started full timing. I didn’t know that my grandbaby wasn’t the only one who needed to have a home environment in which to be cared for.
This month, after celebrating his 50th birthday, my master musician, Veteran Army Ranger brother suffered two strokes. These were in addition the four he had suffered in the previous three years, and the three heart attacks he had two years prior to the first stroke. He declined very quickly and moved into our home to receive hospice care. Just last week, he passed away, and for the first time in my life, I’m left an only child without the protective presence of my big brother hovering around me.
Yes, there have been many changes in my life. In some ways, I’ve come full circle. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t change a thing. I have a loving husband, a happy home, a writing room to die for, a beautiful granddaughter, and my brother is no longer in pain. To God be the glory for all that He has done!
Just thought I’d share a few pics of some pretty places I’ve visited over the past month. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Kentucky North Carolina Michigan Indiana
Well, it’s been a few weeks since last I posted, and I don’t even know where to begin. I suppose I’ll go back to Indy… If you recall in a September, 2013 post, I headed to Indianapolis to record the … Continue reading