Wherein I Do National Lampoon One Better

August 19, 2007

Six weeks ago, there was this:

Now, there is this:

Which, despite its incompleteness, it still a vast improvement over buckets, and so not to be disdained:

Still, it is not enough to prevent us from moving into this for a nine-day (ahem) holiday:

We leave tomorrow, and will set off across southern Ontario and on into New York state, where we will comport ourselves like retirees and hang out in Wal-Mart parking lots and play mah-jongg at picnic tables and drink wine out of boxes. Am packing the knee-length shorts with elasticized waistbands and Tilley hats as we speak.

I’ll be checking in every couple of days with the sordid details of RV livin’, but in the meantime there’ll be some squatters here to keep the place looking lived in. So long as they don’t need full lavatory facilities, they’ll be fine. And there may, in fact, be a party or two.

Just don’t have too much fun without me.

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    Tabba August 19, 2007 at 10:21 am

    All you need to do when you empty out ‘the tank’ is to yell, “Shitter’s Full!!!”

    Hope you have a great trip!

    Tracey August 19, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Hey, that actually sounds fun! except for the knee length shorts…

    Enjoy and be safe!

    kittenpie August 19, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Don’t forget the lawn chairs!

    Gone truckin’ for sure this time – that even beats the Suburban for size. But with way less rowdy bloggers on board.

    jen August 19, 2007 at 11:04 am

    have a rocking journey, sister.

    slouching mom August 19, 2007 at 11:26 am

    I must admit that I never pictured you traveling by RV! Heh.

    I can’t wait to read updates.

    Be safe and happy.

    Anonymous August 19, 2007 at 11:52 am

    If you park in a Target parking lot, I highly recommend the Target-brand/generic boxed pinot grigio– cheap! Yum!

    Kyla August 19, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Have fun…are you sure you don’t want to come to Texas instead? *lol*

    Redneck Mommy August 19, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    You’ll be living the dreams of every Redneck Catherine…

    And yet, you couldn’t pay me enough money to trade places with you.


    Serendipity, baby! August 19, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    I think such modes of transportation also require that you have oversized, but highly practical sunglasses and strings so that you don’t lose them. Hope the open road is good to you.

    DD August 19, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    There’s just no way to look sexy in an RV, is there?

    Not to be a whiny bitch, but lately your site is taking all but the power of God to load, and my computer is pretty new.

    creative-type dad August 19, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Sounds like fun to me.

    I would be sure to pack my gnome and Astroturf lawn too

    mothergoosemouse August 19, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    There is nothing wrong with wine in a box, so long as it is not consumed in one of THOSE…erm, tenements on wheels.

    Tub looks good to me. Think I’ll go take one myself.

    Jenifer August 19, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Ha! Have fun on your trip. Bring air freshener I think those close quarters tend to get a little ripe.

    mamatulip August 19, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    You have a tub!


    painted maypole August 19, 2007 at 1:57 pm


    flutter August 19, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    how could we possibly?

    Magpie August 19, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    There’s a part of me that secretly wants to run away in an RV.

    mel from freak parade August 19, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Wow…an RV? I never would have guessed that. Have a good vacation.

    Jonathon Morgan August 19, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    sounds like an awesome trip!

    Fairly Odd Mother August 19, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Woo hoo! Looks like my kinda fun!

    Phoenix August 19, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    In the last two years I’ve done an RV trip with family and suprised myself at having a blast. Word to the wise, don’t let anyone do anything more than pee in that toilet.

    Have a great vacation. Maybe fairies will come and fix the rest of your bathroom while you’re gone.

    Beck August 19, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Have fun. RVs are DEFINITELY the way to travel – unless I am travelling behind one.

    ewe are here August 19, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    I’ve heard about those Wal-Mart parking lot campers…. I can’t wait to see your take on it.

    heh heh

    The Estrogen Files August 19, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Lovely tub – so glad it’s back! Hope the trip is great.

    Christina August 19, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Cool tub – looks nice and deep!

    Have a fun trip, and don’t forget your travel bingo cards!

    liv August 19, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    I particularly like your tiny reflection in the chrome of the drain operation of the tub… :) and I once had a day exactly like that… unfinished bathroom but I told the contractors that I’d kill someone if I couldn’t bathe in my new tub by my birthday.

    Mrs. Chicky August 19, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    I have fond memories of RV camping. As I remember, there were many baths in the RV sink. Take lots of pictures so Wonderbaby will have evidence to help her remember.

    Alley Cat August 19, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Will you be cookin’ up TV dinners in there?

    kgirl August 19, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    call me crazy, but that looks like fun. good luck.

    SuzanneSays... August 19, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Well, the six weeks of buckets will have been good preparation for 9 days in an RV. Everything really does happen for a reason…eh? :)

    Have fun!

    Christine August 19, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    if you’re near rochester shoot me an email stop on by!

    nomotherearth August 19, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    RVs are hot!

    WhyMommy August 19, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    Don’t Knock the Tilleys, baby!

    They work great to conceal one’s bald head.

    Also, one’s coolness. But that’s another matter altogether.

    Have a great time, HBM!

    jenB August 20, 2007 at 12:06 am

    I will be totally imagining you playing checkers in the WalMart parking lot. It is a fabulous image. :-)

    Ozma August 20, 2007 at 12:29 am

    NO WAY. Oh, how I’ve dreamed of an RV. Ever since I was a child. That, or an airstream travel trailer.

    To live in the wild. But never leave the car. Oh, the dream.

    Do you actually own that RV or did you just borrow/rent it?


    ~JJ! August 20, 2007 at 7:47 am

    You know, I’ve always wanted to travel in one of those. Have fun.

    Diane August 20, 2007 at 8:54 am

    Ooo, you must hang out a windsock. That’s the only way to truly be an RV-er. That and a couple windchimes. And patio lights. And a potted hydrangea.

    Liz August 20, 2007 at 11:28 am

    That sounds like a lot of fun!

    Will your trip take you down towards us in Manhattan? We’d love to take you for a coffee or a jaunt in Central Park if you’re in the neighborhood.

    bitemycookie August 20, 2007 at 11:42 am

    a. you are a road tripping whore.
    b.do tell, will your family be participating the requisite round of “put thing on HBM”? good gawd, i hope so. make for such hot blogging.

    bon voyage. and keep it between the yellow lines, y’hear?

    Heather B. August 20, 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Ah…where in NY?? do tell. Have fun!

    Julie Pippert August 20, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Woo hoo on the tub and have a great trip!

    Ravin’ Picture Maven

    crazymumma August 20, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    I am SO jealous. They have that wine in lunchbox size now ya know?

    And is that a gin and tonic I see perched on the edge of your tub?

    Jen M. August 20, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Whoo hooooo! RV trips are great!

    Lisa August 20, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Wow. Have alot of fun. Am thinking of you.

    Ruth Dynamite August 20, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Yee haw! Have a grand ole time!

    Lara August 20, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    living the good life, i see. :-P

    well, when you get back, come check out my place, where i gave you an award! no acceptance speech required!

    PunditMom August 20, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    You are just TOO wild for me, HBM!

    Mom101 August 21, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    I am not kidding, ever since Lost in America I’ve had a RV fantasy. Minus the whole gambling away the nest egg in Vegas thing. Hope you’re having a sordid blast.

    AmandaD August 27, 2007 at 10:09 am

    Ooh, ohh, come visit. We’ll put you up in a fine Adirondack driveway and let you come in to use our pygmy tub, which allow exactly 36″ of my 70″ get submerged in water.

    Or at least wave as you go by. Sigh.

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