A Photo A Week: Celebration

A year ago, as we sold off the rest of the contents of our house, I was both excited and wary about the path we had chosen.  Two-and-a-half years confined to a bed had stripped me of the ability to dream, but my husband was not about to give up. “I will put wheels on […]

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In the Neighbourhood

It is the first official week of summer, although steamy weather set in last month.  Today there is a break in the humidity, so Ric and I decide to explore local nature. We’ve come to the Strathroy Conservation Area, along the Sydenham River.  Recent rains have flooded much of the grounds, so we stick to […]

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The Petty Details

“If it would help, I could get you a bacon press.” I am poised over the hot frying pan, waiting to flip a quesadilla.   Waving the spatula at him, I give him my best stink eye. “What?” “I thought you said you wanted to keep up the minimalist lifestyle?” “I do, and having a […]

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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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House Hunting – Option #3

“We love the Bluffs!”  my friend exclaimed when I told her we were house hunting. We are looking for a small bungalow in an adult retirement community, outside of the city.  So far our options have taken us forty-five minutes and an hour from family.  Today’s destination is an hour and a half, and overlooks […]

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Reflections on a Travelling Life

It is easy to engage in surroundings when vacationing:  all travellers belong, having escaped (even if momentarily) their scripted lives. We project friendliness onto strangers – mothers meeting outside our day-to-day – have new things to discuss.  Dare to confess concerns, or approach the personal, and the shunning is immediate.  Only peripheral conversations are expected […]

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