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    Hurricane, Schmerican!

    Hurricane, Schmericane!

    As a Long Islander and a homeowner, after hurricane Sandy, the mere mention of a storm makes your stomach turn into knots. Having survived Sandy, myself that is, (most of my belongings may they R.I.P.) you want to take all precautions that are possible.  I live to prep because there is nothing like being prepared.  A wise man once said, "fail to plan, plan to fail."

    My first order of business was to make sure Hitch would survive.  The old tires were complete duds as you know. Hitch has sort of a lean to it. A gangster lean, if you will. I'm honestly not even sure how they made it all the way from far eastern Long Island without riding on the hubcaps! But, who knows? Maybe they did!! Anyway, my main priority was to change the tires so it wouldn't completely tip over.  I put Hitch on a car. jack. Well, that did nothing but increase the lean more. I decide to try to change the tires on that one side. Small problem, I CAN'T GET THEM ON!!! I need a life line. I call my Dad, probably not the best idea since he walks with a cane due to an old hip injury. We figure out how this car jack really works and it finally raises. Within seconds, Hitch completely tips over. Knocks into the house!! Naturally, I start screaming bloody murder and all my neighbors come running out with all the excitement.  My dad tells me that we  we need more jacks. I dash to auto barn. This is a serious code blue. (I think blue is emergency? Too many episodes of Grey's Anatomy).  I run in and grab 3 real jacks. Nothing like the budget ones that come with your car. They really rip you off there!! Anyway, I race back and add the three new jacks.  Raise it little by little.  The anticipation was killing me.  Finally, we get it to the right height and we are able to get the tires changed. Thankfully no permanent damage was done.  The only downside, (or upside- depends who you are asking) the hurricane never came! Not even a drizzle. We rushed through that nightmare for nothing! I guess now we are prepared if Mother Nature changes her mind and wants to send another "hurricane" our way.

    Everything is designed. Very few things are well designed.

    Everything is designed.  Very few things are well designed.


    We are still playing around with design inspiration.  Ideas come and go.  Even better ones surface.  It's so hard to commit to one idea when the options are endless.  It's literally worse than packing for a vacation!  If you know us, you totally understand.


    We still really love the idea of using the camper for glamping!  We can totally picture us waking up in the morning on beach, mimosa in hand, with our silk robes on, curlers in our hair, and fresh cookies in the oven.  Yes, that how we actually envision us camping.  SILK ROBES AND MIMOSAS!!  We need to really think about how we can make this convertible to a camper and boutique in one.


    So needless to say, we are still in the design stages while we just fix up that absolute musts.   We figured what better way to help get design inspiration than walking the NYnow show at the Javits Center in NYC.  It looks like a flea market with basically the same concept.  Instead of you buying for yourself, wholesalers come to shop for their stores.  Or if you are Justina and I, you come to do both! :)




    It was very overwhelming! The amount of talent in the hand-made section was truly incredible and definitely inspiring.  We met some amazing local shops and boutiques.  A bunch of companies with super unique items that we really love, almost borderline obsessed with.  We are so excited to start sharing these amazing products with you!!  


    Next on the "To Do" list today was to get our registration in order.  We all know that the DMV is one of the worst places on this planet.  We arrived at 8:30am to wait in line to only get a number.  Our number was C856.   Sitting there waiting for our number to be called is like waiting to win the jackpot at bingo.  Thank goodness this place is located in a shopping center! As we waited for our winning number to be called, we decided to risk it and shop the aisles at Home Goods!  Can't wait to keep you all posted!!