I’m On Fire!

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Having Mander closer to home rocks! I’ve been going to Kim’s almost daily and making a lot of progress which is super fun! I have to force myself to take a day off here and there because my hands, knees and feet start to protest so much I have a hard time being in my body without audibly wincing in pain every 2 seconds. Let me catch you up with all the stuff I’ve accomplished this month!

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New Chapter

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3 days. That’s how long it takes me to go from “I’ve made a horrible mistake. Eff this. I’m gonna set it on fire and walk away.” to “Hey Kim! I’m coming over to work on Mander!” It took some tears and a lot of rest but I’m back in the game! Continue reading

It’s Electric! Boogie Woogie Woogie!

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“You can’t see it.” “You gotta know it.” “You can’t do without it.” “You don’t wanna lose it.” “You can’t hold it but you know it’s there. Here, there and everywhere.” All true Marcia Griffiths. That jam was playing in my head last week while my Uncle Buster and I tried to get a handle on Mander’s electrical situation. “She sure got the boogie!” Continue reading

Bed Time

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The winter was rough. I ain’t gonna lie. I was walking on the edge of a nervous breakdown before this trip but once I got my hands on Mander again, I was feeling much better! Spring has sprung! Thank god.  Continue reading

Mander Island

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I’ve been so busy working and meeting with craigslist people to buy stuff for Mander, I haven’t had any spare time to blog about my last trip. Life doesn’t seem to be getting less hectic anytime soon, so I better bust this entry out now!

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Over My Head

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I made it to Wisconsin and learned my Uncle Buster was in town! Buster is a truck driver and we rarely cross paths. He is usually out on the road when I am visiting, so I was excited to get a chance to see him and thank him in person for the tarp that has kept Mander dry. Although that tarp has been a pain in my ass, it has been vital to the Mander restoration and I’m super grateful to have been gifted it! After a quick visit, some words of encouragement from Buster, I made my way into Mander and started preparing her for the next few days of work. Continue reading