Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I'm Back... and Life's an Adventure!

cat under sink
After selling our house and moving out, we're mostly settled into our temporary home, a 1986 Avion RV that I'm calling The Silver Sausage (over Greg's objections, but that's a story for another day).

If you're wondering what The Silver Sausage looks like, you can see a photo in my previous blog post in which I announced that I'd be offline temporarily for a week or so during this transition period.

There's still lots of work to be done in our cozy quarters to make them more comfortable, including a new major plumbing project involving the shower and tub, but at least the leaky bathroom sink was easy to fix, with the able assistance (or so he'd like you to believe) of Teufel, our magnificently massive and charmingly chatty black cat. Now if only we could train him to repair the tub drain pipes or at least hold a flashlight for us, we'd really be in business....

cat hanging out
Remington, on the other hand, is living up to his second name (Underfoot) and his honorary title as VP of Work Interruption for Carolina Sauce Company, as his youthful and seemingly boundless energy and unrestrained curiosity create chaos out of order. Let's just say he's quite lucky to be irresistibly adorable and the master of the "innocent look," or else he'd find himself evicted and living outdoors here at the camp. Surely he'll settle down as he adjusts to his surroundings, and it'll also help when I begin to allow him some supervised outdoor playtime.

Every day brings a new adventure and interesting situations when two humans are living in and working out of a vintage RV with two lively and curious cats. We've yet to have a single day go as planned since moving here almost a week ago, and some days have presented significant problems -- take, for instance, the current shower/tub plumbing crisis, now entering Day 3 (we've had to call in the pros and I'm praying they can get out here in the next day or two to repair or replace the leaking pipe/joint) . Nevertheless, we are learning to roll with the punches, appreciating the beauty and solitude of our surroundings, enjoying our houseless freedom and meeting each new challenge as calmly as possible. It helps to be able to end a long day sitting by a campfire under a myriad shimmering stars (no city light pollution!), sipping hot cocoa or something somewhat stronger,  commiserating over the day's events and wondering what tomorrow will bring...

As long as I can find a few minutes a day and our internet connection remains stable, I should be able to resume posting recipes, new product reviews and other zesty Carolina Sauce news here and on the Carolina Sauce Company Facebook page. Likewise, look for new pins on the Carolina Sauce Pinterest boards.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and if you have any questions or comments about anything not related to orders placed on the Carolina Sauces online store, please don't hesitate to email me, PM me on Facebook, or leave a comment below. And as always, if you have any inquiries or comments pertaining to online orders, simply email Customer Service at the warehouse and they'll be happy to assist you (remember, they're a separate company from me and I don't have access to order information, which is why I can't assist with that).

Zestfully yours,

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