Where Are We Now?

DIY RV Water Leak Repair

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RV Shower Leak Repair | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is hard to believe that we have been stuck in the Pacific Northwest for over a year now! With no travels, things have been very quiet on the RV front. However over the winter a drip started at the shower drain. It seemed to disappear when we stayed in one location for two months starting in April. As we prepared to move at the end of our two month stay, hub noticed the black under belly...

Taking A Quick Break To Color - Leopard Tutorial - Seven Hours And Counting

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Leopard Eye Study Tutorial | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After crafting with my mom last week I took a very short crafting break to get in some practice time using my new colored pencils. I've spent hours and hours researching relevant YouTube tutorials and have downloaded the materials for a few of them. I chose to start with the leopard eye colored pencil study by Amie Howard. The tutorial is four and a half hours long, and I put in another two...

Covid-19 RV Living - Where Are We Staying?

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Our Thousand Trails Camp Site During Covid-19 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

What a strange time this is right? At first I was concerned that Thousand Trails would close because of Covid-19 and that had us worried. We bounce around between three locations when we are in the Pacific Northwest. Mount Vernon is our favorite location because it is close to I-5 and has the shortest commute to shopping, disc golf and family. Birch Bay used to be second favorite, but is is 45...

See My New Space - Swapped With Hub - Smaller And Yet Feels Bigger To Me AND With A View

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My New Gaming & Website Development Laptop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finally got my new "office" space organized. It really is my everything space. I eat, craft, compute and play online games here. And, if you don't know I live in a 32ft Fifth Wheel travelling full time with my husband. I made a short video to share and include some of the supplies links below. Video length 10 min 51 sec.

And We Didn't Escape Before Getting Snowed In!

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Hunkered Down In The Snow | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Just as soon as we could get into the rehab rental unit to put everything back together, we did. It was two full days of putting back up everything we removed for paint and floors. Then It was updates and clean, clean, clean! I made all new screens, we are not really sure where the old screens went, but all but one were gone. Hub had to work on the drainage in the front to keep the driveway...

Ok, Ok... We FINALLY Bought A Truck

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Our New Rig - 2019 RAM 3500 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz

WARNING: This is a long article so grab your coffee and get comfortable.

We've been hanging out in the Pacific Northwest since the end of May. At first we planned to spend the winter on the coast staying at the various Thousand Trails that span from Washington down to Oregon. Then our new to us brown truck was discovered to have contaminated fuel so CarMax graciously took it back after...

Say Hello To Our New-To-Us Tow Vehicle

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Our New Rig - 2018 Dodge RAM 3500 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This article will be a long one because I want to start at the beginning.

When we made the decision to sell everything and RV travel full time, the biggest decision of all was: what type and size of RV will we travel in?  At this point we had owned two motorhomes and one travel trailer. All three were very small with no slides. The motorhomes were setup to tow either a horse trailer or...

Our Landlording Life - The Current Rehab Project Is Finally COMPLETE

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White Moth At Our Rehab Unit | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We've been working non-stop on what we call the "Dog Urine Damaged" rehab project. It was a bigger project than we anticipated because no one expected the tenants pets to do so much damage. It makes us both sad and mad that someone can treat our property so poorly. We started work on 6/3 and just finished 6/27. The picture is of a beautiful white moth that flew in and landed by me while I was...