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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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