Reflections on Tiny House Living

Four-hundred and fifty square feet has defined our living quarters for the past year.  Less space when we are on the road with the slides pulled in.  Front to back, the motor home is forty-one feet.  It is less than half of the size of our former home, which was a considerable downsize from the […]

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And the Winner Is…

What I didn’t tell you in my last post is that we put an offer on Option #1 immediately after viewing it.  It has everything we want and more.  We had driven to this community and looked at houses before, but they sell fast, so when we found out this one was sold conditional on […]

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Pain Fog

The hockey game blares from the front of the bus with a confidence I am not feeling. Yesterday, I had two cracked and very infected teeth extracted, and my jaw is in intense pain. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” the dentist told me.  Apparently, I had clenched so hard that I split my back […]

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Relationship Ruptures

The sign on the community pool clearly indicated that the pool was closed, and the gate was locked, but that didn’t stop my friend from scaling the fence and jumping in.  Our other friend hesitated only briefly before joining her, and I stood by in disbelief. It was day one of our girls’ getaway, and […]

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Unsettled

The buzzer on the dryer startles me and I jump up, eager to change over the wash, only to find I have forgotten to start the washer load.  I feel a tug of annoyance at myself.  I am not functioning well today.  Have been awake since well before 4:00 a.m. and am wired with non-sleep. […]

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Mom

She wears black slacks with a tiny white flower motif and a rose three-quarter sleeve top.  The shoes on her feet glisten with rhinestone and an array of beaded bracelets on her arm rattle as she gestures while she talks. “I’m ninety-one-and-a-half, you know.” “I know Mom.  It’s impressive.” She smiles and nods. Ric is […]

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Home Is How Far?

“How would you sum up Nebraska?” Ric asks me as we’re pulling out of the West Omaha KOA site. “Windy!” “Exhaustion,” is his response. We had committed to staying an extra night because of the winds.  Yesterday an alert went out to advise drivers to stay off the roads.  A multi-vehicle crash on I-80 was […]

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