Things I Miss

Seattle, WA

We moved out of our house and into our travel trailer on May 8. but I’m only counting since we bought Homer because we didn’t know what we were going to do before then. We bought Homer on May 30. That’s the day we decided not to get a divorce 😉 and travel and live full time on a motor home for at least a year.

So we are six weeks into full timing. And I have been pondering what I miss most from our old life style.

Here are the top three:

  1. DSL Internet. I’m a tech lover. Not a geek because I don’t want to understand how tech things work. I just them to work while I use them. Most but not all of the parks we are staying at SAY they have WiFi: some free, some for an hour a day, and some for a nominal charge. But over 75% of them have WiFi that is slower than dial up. It’s painful for someone who’s been spoiled with DSL for years…images (7)
  2. Sophie Being Off Leash. When we stay in parks, Sophie’s got to be on a leash. We break the rules some because we don’t keep her on a six foot leash. We use a retractable leash. Whenever possible we take her to places where she can be off leash. We also cheat and keep her on a electronic collar (aka shock collar) if the spot we are in has defined space. That way she has a bit of freedom as often as possible. We will probably stay more often in state or federal campgrounds while the weather permits so that she can run free and be off leash during runs, hikes, and walks.104490
  3. Frozen Brownies. Homer has a convection/microwave oven. I have only tried once to bake in it.  The results were less than spectacular. I used to cook brownies a couple of times per month. I would cut them into squares and flash freeze them. After they were frozen (and taste tested 🙂 ), I would put them in a large baggie and back in the freezer. Over the course of the next week or so, Rich and I would have a brownie* for dessert.  I miss them so much that I’m considering buying a toaster oven that will allow me to bake brownies and other goodies.download (2)

*Try CHEWY MEXICAN BROWNIES: add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 cup dried cranberries to your mixed brownies. Bake as directed.  Best frozen.