Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Journey is about to begin

It appears that tomorrow I will get a ride to Birmingham, AL to pick up the camper. Hopefully it will be capable of making the 257 mile journey from my dad’s house to The Rental. At that point I should … Continue reading

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My New House

I picked up the camper yesterday. A friend of my mother was in town and she gave me and a friend a ride to Birmingham. After a tour of Birmingham hot dog establishments, we hit the road back to Knoxville. … Continue reading

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First Night

Yesterday I took The Camper With No Name to MF Auto for a check-up. She’s in great shape for a 1984. Most of the stuff they found I had an inkling about, except they said that the wheel bearings were … Continue reading

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First Light

Thor and I did pretty well on our proof-of-concept camp out in the driveway. Thor and I did pretty well sleeping on the downstairs bed. Standard queen sheets fit just fine on the bed and I got a couple of … Continue reading

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And the outfitting begins

Still forlorn that I couldn’t take The Camper with No Name to Nashville, Thor and I hopped in the Subaru and went anyway. Our first stop was REI. I knew that I wanted a sleeping bag.I lost mine in the … Continue reading

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Thor gets in a tiff

This isn’t really a camper story, since the camper didn’t make it to Nashville this weekend, but it is mildly amusing, so here it is. Thor and I spent the night at a house that was occupied by several humans … Continue reading

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Yes. I really am going to do this

In the past year I have been denied tenure and my house burned down. I now find myself with no spouse, no offspring, no job, no debt, and not much stuff. As I explain below, It’s a beautiful opportunity. I … Continue reading

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Installing the Antenna

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It’s just not that easy

One of the things about a 25 year old car is that stuff that should be easy just isn’t.Yesterday afternoon, the first two boxes of parts arrived. I figured that it wouldn’t be that difficult to install an antenna so … Continue reading

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I guess I really am going to do this

Yesterday I opined about the varying responses I get to my espousing that I am going to live in a van, down by the river. I was quite sure that it would be A Good Thing, (with apologies to a … Continue reading

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A Place for Thor’s Kitty

The doorbell rang today at about 2:00. Thor and his kitty ran to see who it was. Thor is especially concerned about people who ring the doorbell. As far as he can tell, no good can come from it. I … Continue reading

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Paradise on the dashboard

This isn’t especially exciting, but I don’t want people to think that I’ve been slacking on getting the Camper with No Name outfitted. I built a pretty cool shelf to sit on the dashboard and has a mount for my … Continue reading

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I think I may need more than Chrome

In December I received a Google CR48 laptop (you can read some of my reactions on my Learn blog. Basically, it is a stripped down OS and has only Google’s Chrome browser. One can also access a text-based shell, which … Continue reading

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