Welcome to my blog. What started out as "A bit of this and a bit of that" has grown into the journaling of the process of converting my van into my little RV and the dogs and I will, eventually, tour the country in it. We'll still have a bit of this and a bit of that, but the main focus now will be the conversion and eventual journaling of our travels. Thank you for coming along for the ride!
Hello blog readers. As you may have seen on my Facebook page, I am going to quit posting in Blogger. Their new requirement that you be part of a certain group is going into affect and will eliminate a lot of people who may want to read about our adventures but do not want to be forced into joining that particular group or any other. I don't think that's very nice or very prudent of them.
I am looking into migrating all previous posts, but if that is something that won't be allowed then I shall post a link on the new website so you can get back here easily. OR, if there's something you want to look at again just let me know and I will try and get that particular post onto the new website. Yes, I can copy and paste as I did with the last post on this site, but I am pretty sure it will stack them from newest post first and it will put all the travel stuff out of sync, BUT I will be looking into what I can do, so bear with me. Until then please go to the new site (with a NEW NAME) ...
http://2dogstravel.com . I will be posting announcements on Facebook for a while until everyone who is interested has had a chance to check it out and, hopefully, follow. Following is a much easier process on the new site. Simply click on the follow button, add your email address (which is never published) and you will be sent an email when a new post is published. Super easy. No Google Friends to be a part of nor any other group, nor will you have to choose which group you belong to if you would like to leave a comment, and I hope you do. (We love comments! Shows us that you really are reading our blog! :) It's really straight forward.
Again, please bear with me while we get it all sorted out.
Thanks for being faithful to our blog(s). Hugs to all. Shawna
Good morning! Or afternoon if that is the case. The boys and I are snug as bugs, staying inside and keeping ourselves warm and occupied. Well, I'M keeping occupied; those three nap most of the time. And eat. Yep, they will not put up with missing a meal.
Oh, they do venture out into the snow and cold for a quick romp and tending to business, but for the most part they curl up and half-hibernate. I, on the other hand, am typing my fingers to the bone day in and day out to keep food on the table and cord wood in good supply. Ha! We aren't really as desperate as that sounds, but it made for good copy, no? It's a long way to spring ...
Besides steady work and trying to keep the hounds occupied when they aren't napping, these cold winter days are sliding by with dreams of spring, a sale, and Miss Freedom's launch into full-timing. This is our year! This will happen! That's been my refrain.
From my evil twin's perspective the fear and trepidation creep in and whisper "No, it won't. What are going to do when this or that happens. What happens if ____?", and my mind is off and running with all kinds of depressing, paralyzing thoughts, as the 'what if's' try to take hold. For the most part, though, I am able to keep them at bay, and I know when the time is right, in God's timing, it will happen.
The Van Plan is moving forward regardless of the negativity that creeps in now and again; mostly when I am hauling wood to the house in the rain and cold, or pushing that cart through snow loaded up with a day's worth of warmth. Then it's yeah, baby, can't wait to get out of here; don't want to do this anymore! And always, always when something comes in the mail that makes the wanderlust spark burn bright and hot, then The Van Plan and all that that entails comes bursting through the doubts. That was the case today. These came in the mail, and I can't wait to install them.
Do you know what they are? They are called vent visors and will allow the front windows to be down almost two inches to provide ventilation without sacrificing security or letting rain come blowing in. The windows can also be cranked all the up as they are installed inside the window frame at the top. Cool, huh? Can't wait to install them! That, though, will have to wait for dryer, warmer weather. There's something else on order that didn't arrive, but that's another post. And something to look forward to ;-) .