Rummage Sale #1

Yesterday was our rummage sale! Although, it seems it was the first one… LOL! We had not muddled through everything, so we will be hosting another one in a few weeks when we get the rest of this place weeded out. It was a glorious day for a yard sale! Brilliant sunshine, cool breezes, happy people,…

Solar System, Part 2a

The Prairie Schooner’s solar system’s interior work is going to be pretty detailed, so we will break it out into a few niblets for ease of reading. Our plan is to have three 3-port outlets placed along the 12′ back wall of the Ford Transit Cargo Van that we are working to convert into our…

Solar System, Part 1

Our solar hardware has arrived, and we are working on assembling the components. I am not a carpenter; I am a low-voltage wiring chick… Rock is not a carpenter, either. You’ll have to pardon the third-grader carpentry skills. Allow me to share a few things that I have figured out… There is a LOT of…

JUsT a Frugal Valentine’s Day….

Friends…Family…My Countrymen…Happy Valentine’s day to all of you! I hope all of you spent it with the one(s) you love! I have the honor of delivering this installment of ‘this ole’ Priarie Schooner‘. I am your host, Rock…  🙂 Over the last several days we have been in logistics mode, planning the specifics on our…

Frugal Engineering, Part 2

Let’s get back to our Frugal Engineering 101 escapades! We left off last night with me dumping my drink across our Ford Transit Cargo Van when I excitedly was trying to show Rock where the solar inverter was going to be positioned. We had installed most of the ceiling insulation, and were waiting for the…

Employment On The Road

One of the scariest parts of The Plan to sell everything we own and move into our Ford Transit Cargo Van tiny home, is that all of my and Rock’s lives have been spent seeing the Recipe Of Life as — get a job, buy a home, get married, save for retirement, pay the mortgage, spawn…

The Minimalist Prepper…

I figured it out this morning! I sat down to my obligatory one cup of coffee and was browsing some of the WordPress folks who have similar journeys to ours… and while Rock is on the same journey as I am, he does not suffer the same conflict.  He is not agonizing over every single…