Author Archives: boxcarkids

Winter

We had been having a very mild winter with the exception of brief visits by the polar vortex.  It was so mild that winter break seemed more like fall break – the landscape was brown and dull, bare trees and … Continue reading

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I blame the lady at the BMV for Old Blue’s demise

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it. Hunter S. Thompson   Old Blue, some of you will recall, is our 2003 Dodge Caravan, our little engine that … Continue reading

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Sometimes Size Does Matter

I’d like to rearrange my room.  It’s not really working well for me – the bed blocks access to the closet and dresser so I end up piling clothes on my chair and desk.  But after spending some time with … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, home repairs, housing, tiny houses | 10 Comments