Midnight Wild Child Gypsy Dreamer: The Middle

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Tuning out the voices was easier than I ever imagined it to be.  I decided…

First Breakdown

It’s happened. One month in and I’ve used the Roadside Assistance button on my Progressive Auto-Insurance app. Buying a Vanagon that’s older than me was always going to yield breakdowns and stalls. You don’t go into #vanlife thinking that it’s always going to be smooth sailing. I will admit I thought it’d be a little…

Out of Gas

The Vanagon as of this time is unnamed. We haven’t found one that has stuck with us above all others. We’ve made a casual joke that maybe it’s like the Pacific Crest Trail, you get your name once you are out there. JC and I are not mechanical people. I would say we are educated…

Morphine Rambles

Let me take you back to something that I wrote while laying in the hospital bed waiting for my gallbladder to be removed.  I was connected to a Morphine drip in order to dull the pain and news that the  doctors were unsure if I could make it to surgery in time before my gallbladder…

A Forgotten Pledge

I made a promise to myself that I would be more active in writing, but over the past month I have found myself consumed with trivial things and things not worth mentioning.  I lacked the creativity to just yammer on about random, seemingly pointless topics until now. Over this last month we have managed to…

Flowered Ink

I am left with a blank as to what I wanted to write to you about.  In a sleep state I woke glimpsing a blurry idea to fill your minds with in the morning, but for hours as I sipped my coffee I struggled with the search of this idea.  Haven’t yet to find it I have…

A Love Story

Today is my anniversary.  Eight years of marriage marked by a single day.  If we were to look beyond marriage we hit the ten year mark this month as well.  Who would have thought that someone like myself who never planned to be married until the age of 30 would be celebrating eight years of marriage…

Trial Trail

On Thursday we successfully completed our first trial trail!  We loaded up our packs, hit up the grocery store on the way out for some beef jerky and trail mix, and drove off to a local state park that offered a few trails ranging between 2 to 6 miles.  When we first arrived at the…

Monkeying Around

So the AC fix turned out to be a lie.  The next day when it was running after being fixed the house still managed to reach 75 degrees on the inside.  When I went outside to take a look at the unit I discovered that it was completely frozen over.  I decided to turn it…