Category Archives: Airstream Life

Saying Goodbye to the Hab

Well, it looks like we’re finally getting out of the Airstream, our habitation extending much longer than anticipated. Tonight is our last night. Like the passengers on Gilligan’s Island, this is the tale of how our 3 hour tour turned into a 7 month long sitcom. When we moved in on April 26, the plan was… READ MORE

Hab Memories

Hab Memories

Life in the construction zone is coming to a close. 32 weeks have gone by reasonably quickly.  Like Mark Watney stuck on Mars, this has been a test of adaptability. I think we can safely say, the kids are going to remember this year forever. We spent time at the fancy laundromat, the one with big… READ MORE

Rocky II

Rocky II

Movie night in the Airstream tonight.  We watched Rocky a while back, tonight it was time for Rocky II. I forgot how many good life lessons are in that movie, lessons about squandering money, getting a dirty job to pay bills, losing a job due to “union rules”,  selling extravagant items when the payments are… READ MORE

First Snow

First Snow

Winter is coming. We have another 2 1/2 weeks in the Airstream. Today was the first snow. Historically, we’re pretty lucky. Last year at this time we’d already had 28 inches of snow. I can’t even imagine. Jack and Nick thought it would be a good idea to hide their snowballs from the girls in the PortaPotty. Smart,… READ MORE

Testifying in Lansing

Testifying in Lansing

There are a few things about living in an Airstream that are so surreal, they’re just plain comical. Rolling out of a camper to go testify in Lansing in front of the House Health Policy Committee on behalf of MSMS in opposition to the FSMB Interstate Licensing Compact has to be one of them. I think… READ MORE

Home. Loosely speaking.

Home. Loosely speaking.

We’re back from our month long nomadic journey, still nomadic in our Airstream home. But the house looks great.  When we left it looked like this: And upon our return, it looked like this: floor poured, windows in, roof on, front curve…uh, still a work in progress. This also serves as the kids’ First Day of… READ MORE