Skip to main content

That There Clark's an RV

My house exploded today. That tends to happen when you combine three excited kids with four tubs of Christmas decorations.

But the official start of the season doesn't happen until husband and I and the kids watch Christmas Vacation.

There are so many great lines to this movie. But by far our favorite is this exchange:

Clark: "So, when did you get the tenement on wheels?"
Eddie: "Oh, that uh, that there's an RV. Yeah, yeah, I borrowed it off a buddy of mine. He took my house, I took the RV. It's a good looking vehicle, ain't it?"
Clark: "Yeah, it looks so nice parked in the driveway."
Eddie: "Yeah, it sure does. But, don't you go falling in love with it now, because, we're taking it with us when we leave here next month."

This line is all the more funny to my husband since many members of my family have RVs. We even have an entire weekend-long family reunion where we all stay in RVs (and some tents). I have to confess that during my youth I did sleep in an RV parked in a far-off relative's driveway. We did refrain from causing an explosive sewer situation--I'm pretty sure.

I think that every family has a little Griswold in them. We think Christmas has to be perfect, with big, fancy meals, spectacular decorations, and a huge family gathering. All of these things are great, of course, and I pursue them with all the enthusiasm of a traditional small town American woman. But as this movie reassures us, things can go wrong, terribly wrong.

So as we enter December and Christmas season enters its second (third) month, I hope your lights are untangled, your trees not too sappy, your family well-behaved, your moose mugs full of eggnog and your sled rides relaxing. Mele Kalikimaka.


  1. Chinese Laundry Coupon
    Clarks coupon code includes great savings, completely free delivery and completely free gifts, sometimes totally free services like gift wrapping. In addition, there are free delivery promo code which let’s you have your purchases delivered at no charge. It is possible to enter free delivery code” or discount code” plus the solution or brand which you’re searching for on searches

  2. If you live near a highway or route heavily trafficked by large trucks you are more likely going to have diesel available locally than if you live in areas removed from that type of traffic class a diesel motorhomes for sale

  3. In the websites, there would be a range of different cars available from which you can make your choice accordingly Kereta Sewa Klang

  4. Utilizing the RVs as the outing vehicles is the ideal utilization of them. There are such a significant number of individuals who are utilizing RVs to spend their week closes or seven days occasion to a portion of the wild and stranded spots with the families and trailers dealer in Missouri

  5. The lives of these RVs are likewise better for the more drawn out use as ordinarily RVs are longer enduring vehicles.Used Tear Drops

  6. Love this post and quite exciting for Christmas.
    compare airport parking

  7. Missouri rv dealer Thank you for your article post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  8. I exploit solely premium quality products -- you will observe these individuals on: self growth

  9. Awesome post. You can also book discount airport parking essentials and travel on a budget.

  10. Each recreational vehicle has numerous extravagance things, which you can discover in your home, too. Typically, a RV incorporates a bed stay with joined restroom, and a well-finished kitchen.Missouri RV Sales


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Happily Ever After

Last weekend, in a brief moment of remote control ownership, I tuned into basic cable and saw a very disturbing show called "Rich Bride, Poor Bride." I watched two episodes and didn't see what I would call a "poor" bride--although actually, after they blew their budgets, both brides probably did end up poor. One couple spent about $75,000. They talked her out of having live peacocks at the reception.

That makes me think about my own much simpler but very nice-for-Farmersville wedding over a decade ago. In many ways it was a disaster.

We were engaged for a year and a half; we had plenty of time to plan but fates conspired against us.

By the time we got to the week of the wedding, we had buried two people on the guest list and paid our respects to a distant uncle. One of the people we lost was my husband's grandfather who died Monday, we had visitation Wednesday, funeral Thursday, rehearsal dinner Friday, wedding Saturday. How his grandmother handled it is beyo…

I Know What you Did Last Summer

Good gravy (I have taken up saying this since Husband doesn't curse and I was the only one to blame for our household's junior potty mouths), it's Fall. And I still haven't shown you the before/during/after pictures of my kitchen update.
Before: greenish "marble" laminate counters with a yellowed fluorescent light cover--only one bulb working.
Carbon dating and a close examination of the many knife cuts evident on the laminate surface have led scientists to believe these counter tops date to the early Aquarius period or possibly late Happy Days epoch.
To save money on the almost airline-like add-ons involved in having a big box home improvement chain do this project, we removed the counter tops ourselves. I use the term ourselves very loosely, of course, in that Husband did it.
I thought we were well-prepared. Fortunately, they did not have a box on their billing slip for We Pulled out the Oven and OMGOMGOMG!! The workers even kindly looked away while I frantical…

Weekend Plans Cut Short

I haven't been at my current job long enough yet, apparently, because people still make the mistake of asking me what are you doing this weekend? I say that it is a mistake to ask me about my weekend plans because that question is supposed to be followed with an ordinary answer like going to see a movie or yardwork.
But when you ask me about my weekend plans, you're likely to get an answer like this: well, we'll be pretty busy getting ready for our pig auction. Husband has to give haircuts to 100+ pigs.
Yes, you read that right. Pigs get haircuts. Husband is grooming them for the pig auction (we call it a sale) that we are having on Saturday. In the market for a pig? Head over here.
Pigs have short, coarse hair that in days of old was used to make brushes (and maybe still today). Husband and other pig farmers clip the hair of the pigs shorter to make them look more appealing to potential buyers, who in this case are 4-H kids and parents looking for a hog to take to the count…