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Killing Bugs Naturally

I am a bit of an insectophobe. I can tolerate bugs when I am outside. After all, I’m visiting their home. But my tolerance runs out when they visit my home or RV, especially when they start buzzing around (and landing in) my family’s food (and their hair).  

I really don’t like to use chemical pesticides, and have tried to avoid them as much as possible. My recent experience with a fruit fly invasion allowed me to experiment with a natural solution to get rid of fruit flies that I’ve read about on the internet – Apple Cider Vinegar and liquid dish detergent. Continue Reading

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Go For The Gusto

I don’t normally tune in to 60 Minutes. But I recall hearing throughout my life, “And I’m Morley Safer” more times than I could count. Continue Reading

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Experiences Are More Important Than Things

I had a health scare. I was admitted to a local hospital overnight for some testing.  It happened while my husband was having his own medical issue.  We were hospitalized in two different hospitals in two different cities at the same time.  We had great support from family and friends and we are both totally fine. Continue Reading

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Big Foot

If you are a guy, you’re probably going to want to stop reading now.  Or, better yet, forward this post to the women in your life. 

This post is about shoes.  It’s not really related to RVing except that the lifestyle lends itself to sandals and I seem to have spoiled my feet for anything that isn’t comfortable and/or orthopedic.

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Losing It.

I am an insectophobe.  One of my greatest fears is lice in my kids’ hair.  Particularly in my daughter’s long, curly hair.  My fear is based on experience. You see, bugs love Abby.  She’s had lice twice, a spider egg hatch in her bedroom, fleas in her bed from a stray cat that she snuck into our home, a tick embedded in her scalp, and what seemed like hundreds of swollen, bruised mosquito bites all over her body.   Continue Reading

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Choose Your Own Path

I’d like to interrupt this RV Travel Blog to share a bit of introspection on the concept of a “Path.”  For the third time today, the word “Path” was used in conversation with me. Although this is a common word, and I probably hear it daily without thinking of it, today I heard “Path” three times before noon.  It’s as though a quiet voice is whispering, “Pay attention.”

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Inspired.

It’s cloudy, cool and breezy in Ohio.  I am sitting on my deck huddled in a chair with my tablet on my lap and my dog at my exposed, blue-tinted feet. I am cold (but not freezing) and I should stop to put some socks on.  But I don’t want disturb my groove. I am officially inspired.  I hate to say it, but it’s been a while since I felt inspired to write.   Continue Reading

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5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge (Day 5)

For my final photo of the challenge, I wanted to share this image of a penny.  It’s not just any penny, it is one of a series of pennies and dimes that have appeared at my house over the past few years during difficult times in my life.  There are a couple of schools of thought on the source of these found coins, one of which is that my children and husband are absentmindedly dropping a single coin in random, strange places.  This is certainly possible. Another thought is that the coins are messages from those in the afterlife.  Yikes!
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5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge (Day 4)

I captured this shot recently at Mosquito Lake State Park while my husband, Ted, fished at the waterfront under an almost full moon. I love the mood and movement in this one.  Ted caught a Bass a moment after I snapped this photo.
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