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Happy 27th Anniversary...3 things we survived without...

Updated: Dec 25, 2023

It's HERE! Yes, thirty years in the making, 27 legally married, and still going strong. Travelling, and living our best life. Do you know what? We haven't killed each other YET! So, last year I explained how to survive a long term marriage/relationship or whatever it is you may have. This year, I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but there are three things that lacked over the years, in our house, and that we survived without, here they are:

One, we survived without...drum roll please...a Turkey Baster. Holy shit, I can't believe I'm admitting this but we survived all these years without a Turkey Baster. How did we survive, I guess just sheer luck and many Thanksgiving dinners at my Mom and Dad's, haha.

Two, we survived without...a meat thermometer. This is embarrassing. We raised seven kids and we did not have a meat thermometer in our kitchen. My face is turning red, right now, and none of our children died of undercooked MEAT!

Three, we survived without...this is the last shade of red I'm allowing, so hang in there...a butter brush, or basting brush the only brush that resided in our household was a hair brush, food and hair don't mix. Unheard OF!

Despite the absence of these three items nestled in a drawer of one of the three homes we've owned over the last thirty years, we still held it together. It was a symbol for the way we have always improvised regardless of struggle, disagreements, or any other obstacle standing in our way. I don't regret any of our time together, the decisions we've made and I only have love and gratitude for my partner who puts up with my craziness. Thanks, Maria for the time of my life, here's to many, many, more years on this great ride! In closing, we do now have a meat thermometer, only so that I can measure the temp of a hot spring (Maria don't want a boiled partner, so she insisted!) we'll be visiting one when we leave Joseph, Oregon. Thanks for reading, thanks for following our journey, and thanks for being YOU!

Tim Eagle

Find out where RV travel, exploring, DIY and writing at the Dark Nest Travels YouTube channel here: Dark Nest Travels.

Tim Eagle is an author of the novellas Stolen Seed and Krae. He lives full time, on the road, with his wife, Maria and their dog, Cocoa. He grew up in Michigan and is inspired by the dysfunction, insanity, and nepotism of rural America. His books are available on Amazon, godless and this site Thanks for reading, tune in next week for more...

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