You show me yours, I'll show you mine.

Vans, that is.

I’ve finally met up with Possum. First we hung out in his van, then mine, then his, and then mine again. He has one of those big vans you can stand up in. Maybe I’ll post a pic tomorrow, if it’s okay with him. Anyways, I can’t stand up in it because I’m too tall.

I was, honestly, starting to have some thoughts of van infidelity. I mean, I like Helga a lot. I want to be faithful to her. She’s never left me. But there was that episode in Glenallen, and I started thinking about, you know, bigger vans and indoor cooking where you can stand up.

Now that I’ve hung out ing Possum’s van, though, my love and fidelity to Helga has been renewed. I might not be able to stand up, but she fits me like a cacoon.


  1. Hi Tara, I just met Susan and just missed you. She spoke highly of you and told me to say hello. Hope to meet you in the future.


  2. haha, LOL! I can’t believe you called your van Helga. My favourite kindergarten teacher was called Helga and we knew each other for years afterwards. I even babysitted for her when she finally had a daughter of her own. Good memories, thanks for tapping into them Tara! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Why did you call your van that though? I’m really curious to know.

  3. Tara,
    I hope we run into each other soon, so I can show you my Willie and get to see your Helga! 😉

  4. Cool site! I can’t wait to start van living. I just need a van myself. I’m 6’2 so I’ll just have to get used to the crouching. I plan to live in it during the next 3-4 years of college. Do you think I should go for a Astro or a more spacious and thirsty C20 van? What range of mpg does Helga give you?

  5. George, I get 26 mpg in Helga, whereas the bigger vans get 14-16. I don’t think a high top compromises stealth in a big city where no one thinks anyone would live in a car, but it might in less populated areas.

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