A Windshield Story – When Glass Cracks

Windshield Trouble I woke up right at 8 AM this morning and after getting cleaned up, headed to Mission Bay to have breakfast.  Going to the gym and getting a shower was on the agenda, but I wasn’t feeling any rush to go.  I ate, read the news, checked the weather forecast, chatted with a

When A Monster Needs Their Mom

Monster Mom Reporting For Duty My adult child does not like being mentioned on my blog (which is why I always refer to the nickname “Monster”) but I wanted to clarify the ‘why’ in my current plans.  As much as I can anyway.  Basically, my kid has a medical issue and needs my help.  So

If You Won The Lottery, Would You Still…?

Ahhh, the Lottery question.  A surprisingly common question coming from both friends and strangers alike.  Most nomads and vandwellers have heard it more times than we can count.  I often wonder if people are trying to test our resolve when they ask us.  Perhaps they want to find out how dedicated we are.  Maybe they

Organization, Weather, and The San Diego Zoo

Today We’re Talking about Organization, Weather, and The San Diego Zoo. Nearly two months have passed since I moved into the van and came to San Diego.  Things are going extremely well but I’m past due for an update!

Meeting LaVonne – A Complete Flake

  Meeting A New Friend Shortly after the Fourth of July festivities, my friend David invited me to lunch.  At his urging, I also reached out to LaVonne Ellis.  She was in San Diego for another month and though David had met her several times, I had not.  He was certain we would hit it off.

Fireworks And The Fourth of July

July has been full of fireworks so far.  Not all of them have been pretty.  Thankfully, the ones that aren’t pretty, aren’t really my business. Fireworks Of The Unpleasant Variety Just before the 4th, I received an invite to a BBQ.  The food was wonderful.  The energy was not.  Two hours after arriving, I left. Before the

June 24 – 30 Recap – Settling In To A New Lifestyle

June recap part 3.  Continuing to share my first month in the van.  Part 3 of 3 begins June 24th as I settle into my new lifestyle: June 24:  Beautiful day, woke up early and got some writing done. Since I don’t have solar yet, I needed to charge my laptop.  Ventured to Starbucks and