Author Archives: Maureen, Living in a Van

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.

More Drama

One of the reasons I moved into my van is that I knew that I would have a hard time dealing with roommates. Maybe you guys and gals remember that a couple of months there was money stolen at the … Continue reading

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Digging In

Hi guys and gals! Just another update.  I was away a lot housesitting this last month, so when I came back to my room last night, the whole house needed cleaning.  My roommate isn’t into that.  Hmmm….oh well.  I actually … Continue reading

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Hello hello!

Hi guys and gals,  I just wanted to check in.  It’s been around six months since I started renting a little room to live in.  It’s funny how quickly I’ve acclimated, as if I never lived in the van at … Continue reading

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Update on theft

So things have eased up a little.  Things pass.  I’m taking life one day at a time and even experiencing a little joy along the way. Business is good and I’m buying things I can’t normally buy, like vitamins.  Imagine … Continue reading

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The Theft

Someone stole over a thousand dollars from my landlady and for a minute I was a suspect!  It’s a long story but one of her employees collected money for something in their business and instead of locking it up like … Continue reading

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The Want

Sorry, I’m going to talk about money again. I am  earning pretty good money now but still dissatisfied.  It’s funny how I’ve changed since I first started this blog in September of 2011.  I just wanted to make enough to survive back … Continue reading

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Work is the Answer

I really find work therapeutic.  I get lonely without D around.  I have a nice roommate and that helps.  Taking care of business and growing my business helps a lot too.  There’s always plenty to do.  I mean, it’s overwhelming … Continue reading

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Working

I finally got a chair for my room.  I had picked up a desk off the side of the road a few weeks ago but didn’t have a chair.  Today I got a chair.  Now I can sit and type. … Continue reading

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Feeling Good

I’ve been feeling really good lately.  I hope it lasts. I like shopping for and cooking my own food.  I kind of like cleaning house again.  I’m afraid though, that I’m only enjoying if because it’s a novelty right now.  … Continue reading

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Perspective

It’s funny how things change. I was getting ready to go somewhere in my van today from my neighborhood when I noticed a guy that seemed to be loitering in his car.  He was parked behind my van.  Who knows … Continue reading

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