My infamously sensitive schnoz had a bad day today. It started with a trip to the Ada County Landfill, ran afoul of some perfume soaked ladies at a pawn shop, and then endured its final assault at Harbor Freight which, owing to the questionable materials and origins from which its notoriously cheap goods come, always … Continue reading Trashed


It Is All Fun and Games!

The upcoming cross-country move is not going to be easy, but the hardest part will be only having walkie-talkies to keep in touch as we both drive much larger vehicles than we're used to. We had a plethora of navigational mishaps on our Ambling Full Tilt journey and that was with one of us always … Continue reading It Is All Fun and Games!

It’s Not All Fun and Games

The Adventure Versa went bye-bye today, like so many other significant things that have vanished. I sold my first guitar, a '77 Ibanez "lawsuit era" Les Paul. My first acoustic guitar, and Alvarez "Midnight Special" is also gone. I bought the first when I was 16, the second a few months later when I was … Continue reading It’s Not All Fun and Games

And Up Next: Whaaaaaat?!

Capturing the ins and outs of each day is impossible. I've spent a huge amount of the last four days inspecting and overhauling Charley's trailer towing package. I started out knowing exactly nothing beyond there are such a thing as trailer brakes. The rabbit hole I've gone down renovating Charley's system is quite deep but … Continue reading And Up Next: Whaaaaaat?!

The Vagaries of the Search

As I mentioned in my last post, perhaps the reason the tales of finding land are rarely told is because they are so fraught with disappointments along the way. Spending time dwelling on them seems counterproductive. We have been rather silent over the past couple of weeks for a few reasons. Not the least of … Continue reading The Vagaries of the Search

Waiting For Asparagus and Living “As If”

This past Friday, I was lamenting the fickle, seemingly  mean-spirited nature of some people as I stepped along the top of a narrow concrete curb conversing with our realtor about the latest development in our land quest. We were discussing possible outcomes and the sellers' motives when I spotted some peculiar looking stalks in between … Continue reading Waiting For Asparagus and Living “As If”