Thoughts & Musings

Ancestors and more

A few months ago, Brianna chose to participate in the Ancestry.com DNA testing. I thought it would be interesting to find out "what she's made of" since there isn't really a way for us to know for certain who her father was. (For those who don't know, I was in a relationship, but was also… Continue reading Ancestors and more

Miscellaneous, Thoughts & Musings

Changes

As most of you know, I've planted my Nest in Sandusky again. As some of you know, it was to help my son cope with some of the issues that surround his combat PTSD. In some ways he is a lot better (he doesn't sleep with loaded weapons anymore, but that's because we took them… Continue reading Changes

Planning & Preparations

Not yet settled

I have arrived in Ohio! The drive on Monday was a little unnerving since there were a few strong gusts and lots of blowing snow, but it's over now. Serephina and Khaleesi handled the trip well enough, but Ofelia... well, she didn't do so well. She ended up wetting my bed at one point and… Continue reading Not yet settled

Planning & Preparations, Thoughts & Musings

Spring at last…

Each morning I look out my bedroom window at the flowers and am amazed at the new ones that have come out, seemingly overnight. I'd forgotten how lovely western North Carolina can be when spring finally appears. Pinks, purples, yellows, whites, and even a few reds - all bursting open as if to remind us… Continue reading Spring at last…

Learning the Steps, Thoughts & Musings

Flexibility

I made it through the brutal cold! Sure, single digits aren't normally considered brutal to most people, but when you're huddled in a 28' x 8' space, it certainly is. Even so, with the extra blankets on the windows & door and cab area, with the propane heater running a couple times throughout the night,… Continue reading Flexibility

Thoughts & Musings

Cold and colder…

As you know, there are some record low temperatures already happening all over the country and even lower ones projected for the beginning of 2018. I'll admit that, even with all of my preparations, I'm still a little nervous about it. After all, this is a 30 year old motorhome that wasn't meant for winter… Continue reading Cold and colder…

Thoughts & Musings

Brakes and Breaks

Today the rain is pounding on the roof and creating quite a racket in here. Of course, with every different sound I feel the need to check for leaks in the roof, even though it's covered with the rubber roofing sealant. Other than that, I'm trying to remain relaxed through it all. The cats are… Continue reading Brakes and Breaks