"Monday through Wednesday, we called our thin stretch of land Kansaska. Thursday through Saturday, we called it Nebransas. On Sundays, since that was the Lord's Day, we called it nothing at all, out of respect for His creating of the world without the lines already drawn on its face like all my grandpa's wrinkles."

Kansaska-Nebransas is the small "state" created by Grandpa Bomba for his family. It is off Highway 81, between Kansas and Nebraska, far away from any neighbors or even neighboring towns. The nearest town doesn't even have a gas station, school, store, or a mayor. It's described by Mibs as being "the best place for a family like ours." The Beaumont children can scumble their savvies there without causing too much ruin.