So You Want To Go Tramping

So You Wanna Go Tramping, a.k.a. What to Expect from Trailer Life We see a lot of families making the transition between staying at home to tramping with their lineman.  And I am so thrilled for this new adventure you’re about to go on.  I loved my time in the trailer as we tramped around and I still want to do it again.  Even with kids.  But I also understand...Read more
How many friends do you have?  When I was in High School I had a few close friends and I had a whole crew of friends in college.  But we graduate, move, get jobs, get spouses, have kids, essentially live our lives.  And when we started tramping I didn’t make it a priority to keep in touch with my friends and we drifted apart.  For some weird reason that I’m...Read more
By: Tumbleweedtramp The remaining years of the apprenticeship and our time we spent tramping were both an amazing adventure and at times a study in barely contained chaos.  If you’ve ever been through it, or are there now, you know how it can be.  Sometimes we had an idea about how long we were going to be in a place.  And there were a time or two when LM came...Read more
By: Tumbleweedtramp I want you to know that it was not my intention to keep y’all hanging for this long.   If you haven’t read Part One of my What We Did series check it out here.  If you did read it and then went off to live your life for two months and don’t remember where we left off, so the rest of’s a recap:  Lineman is Apprentice and...Read more
5 Times You Need Lineman Cookies and other useful stuff. For your adorable “Top Out” party. He’s been in an apprenticeship for what feels like 3 decades but now the end is in sight! And you have a celebration planned the likes of which would make Martha Stewart proud.  Naturally it has to include adorable themed deserts, like sugar cookies cut out to look like hardhats. 2. When he’s gone...Read more
By: Tumbleweedtramp Tips to Stay Connected When He’s Out of Town. Between apprenticeships, tramping, storms, fires, and zombie apocalypses our Linemen are well traveled! And there’s just no two ways about it, being away from your parter is really tough on your relationship.  For its sustained health there needs to be some concentrated effort spent working on maintaining your connection to each other.  It feels easy to try and compartmentalize...Read more
“Let’s start at the very beginning” I see a lot of questions posted to various social media pages about how people make family life and line life work together.  Does he tramp? Alone or do you all go?  Do you live in a trailer?  How about kids?  Or is he home with a utility?  What about home with a contractor?  Linelife is a real life “Pick Your Adventure” journey.  I’m...Read more
The holidays are coming up and who doesn’t love a good list. Today we have a list of gift ideas from various price points for your Lineman.  We tried to get something for everyone on this list but it’s by no means exhaustive; just meant to get your creative juices flowing.   #1 Obviously we’ve gotta have a self-promotion here.  At we have got a selection of top of...Read more