Her Bad Mother

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Wherein I Do National Lampoon One Better

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.


Blogger Tabba said...

All you need to do when you empty out 'the tank' is to yell, "Shitter's Full!!!"

Hope you have a great trip!

10:21 AM  
Blogger tracey.becker1@gmail.com said...

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

Enjoy and be safe!

10:28 AM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

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.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Girlplustwo said...

have a rocking journey, sister.

11:04 AM  
Blogger S said...

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

I can't wait to read updates.

Be safe and happy.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

11:52 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Have fun...are you sure you don't want to come to Texas instead? *lol*

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'll be living the dreams of every Redneck Catherine...

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


12:27 PM  
Blogger EUC said...

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.

12:30 PM  
Blogger DD said...

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.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Creative-Type Dad said...

Sounds like fun to me.

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

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

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

1:27 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

You have a tub!


1:41 PM  
Blogger painted maypole said...


1:57 PM  
Blogger flutter said...

how could we possibly?

2:14 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

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

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

2:48 PM  
Blogger Jonathon Morgan said...

sounds like an awesome trip!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Woo hoo! Looks like my kinda fun!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

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.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

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

4:33 PM  
Blogger ewe are here said...

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

heh heh

5:29 PM  
Blogger The Estrogen Files said...

Lovely tub - so glad it's back! Hope the trip is great.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool tub - looks nice and deep!

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

6:31 PM  
Blogger Liv said...

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.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

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.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Tania said...

Will you be cookin' up TV dinners in there?

8:54 PM  
Blogger karengreeners said...

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

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

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

9:36 PM  
Blogger Run ANC said...

RVs are hot!

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

11:14 PM  
Blogger jenB said...

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

12:06 AM  
Blogger Ozma said...

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?


12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

7:47 AM  
Blogger Michelle Constantinescu said...

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.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

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.

11:28 AM  
Blogger BITE MY COOKIE said...

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?

11:42 AM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

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

12:07 PM  
Blogger Julie Pippert said...

Woo hoo on the tub and have a great trip!

Ravin' Picture Maven

12:16 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

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?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Whoo hooooo! RV trips are great!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

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

3:31 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

Yee haw! Have a grand ole time!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

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!

9:03 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

You are just TOO wild for me, HBM!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

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.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

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.

10:09 AM  

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