April 6, 2012

Good Friday

Nope, I didn't drop of the face of the earth. I'm still here, still plugging along, still counting down to the end of college, Massachusetts, and the east coast in general. The end of things always leads to some nostalgia looking back on the past few years it's easy to winder if I could have made a go of it here in the bay state. I keep thinking that somewhere along the line I'll find a place that just feels right and be able to settle a bit. Honestly I'm beginning to think that settling down will happen only when I'm too old and arthritic to physically move forward. My low tolerance for boredom coupled with a general curiosity about the next bend in the road isn't really conducive to sedentary life.

Speaking of: tomorrow, April 7th, is the one year anniversary of the Tuckerbag and my full time vehicle dwelling. I got some bungee cords yesterday and used them to give myself some more leg room. Other than that I've reached a happy medium where everything I have works fine and I can stop "improving" my home for now. When I leave for New Orleans in May the Go Go Gadget Red car will temporarily retire to my parents driveway for some much needed R&R while I set myself up in Louisiana. I had considered taking her but each day seems to be a new noise. The brakes are still grinding like a crow bar is stuck between the pad and the drum. The check engine light, which indicated a catalytic converter problem, is staying off, but I have a suspicion it may have something to do with the relatively new coolant leak (speaking of, I need to pick up more coolant this evening). As much as I would love to bring her along for the adventure, I would rather she remain safely in New Hampshire then be abandoned on the side of I-81.

So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. It's Friday so I'll be out of work in about thirty minutes and then off to get some wine, salami, french bread, and olive oil. I'm going to hunker down on one of the campus couches and watch Rosemary & Thyme mysteries into the wee hours of the morning and then sleep as late as the Saturday shoppers will let me.

One quick announcement before I go. Wolf, one of my favorite car dwelling dudes, has just started a new Yahoo group for mobile dwellers which I encourage everyone to visit. Click Here to check it out.


  1. I too will soon be leaving my vehicle behind.

    1. Does this mean you've decided on your next move?

  2. Ash you could live here and no one would bother you in NOL, just keep the place locked at all times :-))



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