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A day of hard labor

While these photos don’t necessarily show it, Maureen and I spent a long day working in the yard around the house today. Maureen cleaning out the pond and bringing back the lustre to the rocks we so carefully laid out for the waterfall … Me taking on a few things including more lawn reclamation and … Continue reading »

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The Grass is Too Damn High!

Spring has certainly sprung here in Southbury! It’s been nearly 2 years that Maureen and I have been away – and it is nice to be back at home again. There are soooo many projects to start, re-start, finish and dream about. One of the first projects is getting the lawn back under control. The … Continue reading »

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Car Trailer Mods

Now that we’re back at home in CT for a while, there’s a LOT of work to do. Today’s project – add some rails to the car trailer so that I can use it for the dump, home depot runs, etc. I built some basic sides out of wood that I had leftover from, or … Continue reading »

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Battery Box Repair

Photos of the work to repair our damaged battery box. This is a semi-temporary fix that offers much better support and protection than the straps and board. Eventually this pressure treated wood box will come out and we’ll have the original box re-fiberglassed and reinforced. That will come when we can “give up” the motorhome … Continue reading »

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Maya and the Rawhide Dance

Happy Spring and De-Winterizing to everyone! I thought I’d take a moment to update on Maya’s great progress since the Pit Bull Attack and provide a little comic relief on her behalf. From a health perspective, she’s doing really well. Her disolveable stitches are nearly gone and her fur is starting to grow in and … Continue reading »

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Vicious Dog Hearing Today … and Results

We had our vicious dog hearing today and the result went as well as could be expected. As the hearing and results are open to the public, I have no qualms about stating the results here. The hearing was comprised of 3 members; the chief of police, a representative of the RI SPCA and a … Continue reading »

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A really bad day – attacked by a Pit Bull

The title kind of says it all … Today Maya and I were attacked by a pit bull. We were introducing ourselves to our neighbor at our home in RI when their pit bull came charging out of their house and┬áviscously attacked Maya, our 9 month old puppy. I’m intentionally keeping the details quiet here … Continue reading »

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Home Depot RAISING Regular Sales Prices During Holiday Appliance Sale!

We’ve been driveway boondocking at our Cottage in RI for since early October … visiting with friends, doing some maintenance, making some updates and as (un)luck may have it, replacing some major components in the house. But, that is a post for another time. What we have been planning to replace for some time is … Continue reading »

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Accidental Fulltimers?

We were having a conversation last night with some friends of ours and the subject of RV’ing came up along with a question of how long we were going to be “boondocked” at our family home in RI. I got to thinking, and we all started discussing how Maureen and I have mostly been full-timing … Continue reading »

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Battery Compartment Damage

I was taking a look at our steps the other day – they have a bit of play in them sometimes when you step on them. I think that it’s because they haven’t extended fully before someone steps on them – but anyway, I bent over to take a look at the mechanism and was … Continue reading »

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