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Catching Up

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post. Honestly, it’s been a while since I really had time to do much writing.

Life has been crazy.

Our granddaughter, Squishy, was born on March 5th, 4 days after my 39th birthday. Witchlet popped her out in about 20 minutes like it was nothing and I watched the whole thing.

Squishy is amazing and Draco and I are completely in love with her.

We are finally living in our RV and it’s been a massive adjustment for both of us.

The amount of room available had been its own adjustment, but it hasn’t been the only one.

If, like us, you’d never really spent time in a camper, you might not be aware of the fact that day to day living is a bit different as well.

While we’ve work endlessly on the plumbing, we’ve come to realize what a commodity fresh water can be.

Propane is our only way to heat the camper and our main way of cooking. It has become another commodity that I watch closely after spending a few barely over 20 degree nights without it.

Cooking takes more planning than it once did because of space. Prep-work really does need to be done in advance so you have room for the actual cooking process.

There are also various buttons and switches to become familiar with. A whole set of them tells us how our holding tanks are fairing, another turns on the water pump, a crank on the ceiling raises and lowers an outdoor antenna…it’s a lot to learn.

I’ve also learned some about our plumbing, gas lines and hook-ups and holding tanks.

It is a simpler life in some ways, but vastly different than anything I’ve done before.

As for right now, I’m going to enjoy the fruits of Draco’s labor and soak in a rare hot bath.

Blessings,

Fae Moon

Speed Bumps

Life is full of them, I suppose. Honestly, I guess I should be thankful that it wasn’t worse.

I haven’t said a whole lot publicly about the living situation we were moving out of to move into our camper. In truth, I did that on purpose.

This was the second time we’d lived with this person and the first time, other than a few issues with feeling like my privacy had been violated, things were pretty good.

Going back the second time turned out to be quite different and neither Draco nor I were very happy being there. That was part of the reason why we were planning to move out.

Last week, in the middle of a snow and I’ve storm, she texted me saying she thought it was time for everyone to move on.

While I agreed with the sentiment whole-heartedly, we were due to get our taxes last week as well and would have been leaving soon anyway. Something she knew.

Her timing was obviously intentional and instead of having the camper in the back yard last weekend and possibly being ready to move it this weekend, we have instead been sleeping on an air mattress in Witchlet’s living room and my camper is still sitting.

Hopefully our second check will arrive this week like the website says.

I was finally able to make arrangements with my Aunt to pull the camper to her house to get it park-ready so I’m hoping we’ll be able to move it this weekend n not have to keep staying here.

Even if I’m in someone’s yard, at least I’ll be home.

I think I mentioned it before as well, but Draco and I have decided to get mopeds and give up our car. We just can’t afford it anymore. I’m actually looking forward to it and with the temperatures reaching 70 degrees today, I’d love to go for a ride.

Unfortunately, because I still have to get my stuff moved to the camper, I can’t give up my car just yet.

That about sums up what’s been going on around here. I’m having to do everything from my phone right now though so I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging until we get settled.

Oh, I did get Witchlet and her mate into experimenting with regrowing from scraps. She currently had 2 heads of romaine lettuce, celery, garlic and onions going. I’m so proud!

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