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Sunday, September 27, 2009


What do you do when it rains at rendezvous? Get wet. Coffee's on the fire. Like me, my neighbors are making breakfast and doing camp chores as was done in the 1700's. It's too wet to set out the trade blankets or wander around much, but it's supposed to clear off soon. This afternoon i'll go to a workshop on brain-tanning. While I haven't done any hides myself in a long time, I certainly haven't lost interest. Then I'll have company over for dinner. Then go do music around a campfire... Life is good.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Well, almost. I stopped 2/3 of the way there to visit Buckskinner friends Chris & Pat, who can't get the time off to go this year. They've got their marquee up in the yard. To make Rendezvous last longer, visit rendezvous friends en route.
I spent the night there, drove the rest of the way supplied with Pat's amazingly yummy tiny tomatoes for road food, and got to camp around lunchtime.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Today's Yard Sept. 19

Wow - I'm home. I usually get here more often than I have recently. My non-traveling cat Scamper even admits she's glad to see me.
A mountain of mail to go through. Trips to the mechanic . Visits with friends. Summer clothes to take out of the rig, fall clothes & warm fuzzies & Mr. Heater to put in. Preparations to make for the Eastern Rendezvous.
I worked near home last week and will again this week, commuting by car. This is good: I can prepare for the Rendezvous without missing work, and take the time AFTER, to recover. The jet lag from fast-forwarding 200 years is - well, it's hard to go directly back to work.
Saturday: crisp but still pleasantly warm. The first hint of fall, the seeds of October. Riding weather.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We're making beads!

Like I need another hobby! We're making lampwork beads. You melt the end of a glass rod and wrap it around a mandrill (sp?). Doesn't look like it takes up much space. Much more portable than the stained glass I used to do - and I can make my own focal beads. Time to shop for supplies.

Today's Yard Sept. 12 2009

"Up at dawn, to greet the sun. I've forgotten what a care or worry means."
I actually had to wait an hour for enough light to take this picture. We had a nice dinner & campfire last night. After my folks left for their climate controlled, wheelless homes, I put everything away, washed dishes, watched the fire dwindle in the peace of the night.
Saturday dawns clear and bright. The peace of the woods meets the anticipation of a wond'rous array of things to do. Music to play, Spanish to learn, trails to hike both literally and otherwise, Later today, friends & family to visit, new people to meet, lampwork beads to learn to make. Cats to cuddle.
Life is good!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Today's Yard, Sept. 11 2009

The tail end of a dinner party Gypsy Jane style. Got off work, bought groceries, set up camp at McDowell Nature Preserve south of Charlotte NC. Nice pull-thru campsite. I had my daughter, son in law, his folks, and of course the grandbaby, over for dinner so there was lots of cooking, & the good china. And a campfire made of my old broken leveling boards. I'd had some of them longer than I've had this motor home and they burned really well. We had lots of fun and the dishwashing can wait.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Today's Yard 9/4

Today's yard is gonna wait: it's Friday. Friday is cleaning day in the Escaper and it's a chore I can't escape.
My new leveling blocks are neatly stowed in the compartment and on the scooter rack. I need to find a temporary spot for the old broken ones which will become firewood at my next campground.
My stove area got a good scrubbing, right down to the spice jar lids and the burners that never get used: the ones in back.
That slightly battered Revere Ware whistling teapot was the very first piece of kitchen stuff I bought for my very first motor home back in 1995. It has served me well despite numerous unplanned trips to the floor.
Yes, two of the stove knobs are missing. They were carefully put away one day after I turned a back burner on by mistake and cooked the nonslip mat on the stove cover and whatever was sitting on it. I don't ever want to do that again, and with the knobs hidden away no one ever will.
OK Gypsy, enough blogging, go back to cleaning.