Since we last wrote a bug flew into my computer according to Apple and it landed on my cooling fan where it was killed prematurely. The fan killing spread liquid onto a liquid indicator sticker that tells apple you have spilled coffee on the keyboard. Anyway, it wasn’t covered by warranty; it fell into the “abuse” category. I attempted to tell them the bug did not belong to me nor was it domesticated. My father happened to write an e-mail just days later stating he had an Apple computer that was too old for his business, family seems to know when your being bugged.
We are still in Colorado camped in a Safeway parking lot. It is rather nice, because after the 189th person I asked where I could camp legally I was told of only paid places. I don’t feel the need to pay to park a vehicle taking only one spot during the time of day everyone has their cars in their driveway. And we paid Safeway $130 in food purchases. A win for everyone.
So it seems winter is coming as my birthday just passed and we are considering what to do this winter. Hole up in the woods with a woodstove? Go to Mexico? Drive to Arizona like the retired folk and sing koombya around a campfire? Or maybe go to Idaho and care for a cabin or cabins in the woods for a couple?
What would you do? The other options on the table include get a real job, some aren’t really jobs, we are fairly decent at finding jobs where the government pays you to maintain a post in the ground. Really sometimes that is all the government needs. Oh and you have to wear a uniform. I just wish everyone else in the country realized 365 or rather 366 days a year sometimes the government has people in uniform that are really just playing Halloween. Costumes. Cops, janitors, store clerks, post watchers. All human.
We tried to buy a trailer. Just hasn’t worked out. We want an enclosed trailer with a window. Rather like a towable prison cell you could call it if you desired. How many times have you walked down the street, or anywhere at all and pondered what it would be like to live there? We no longer ponder that. Other times you will be in a tent in the woods, and mostly…RV’s have a dirty secret. They break down. Trailers have the equipment you put in them, the ability to leave them behind and just drive a pickup with a bed in it anywhere you want. Sleep in the pickup, have a kitchen and bathroom in the trailer.
Trailers with windows are not big on the market, and a window is hard to install while in the back of a Safeway parking lot.
For now you can still find us roaming Colorado in this lovely home of ours. Meeting who we can and loving every challenge. We have found most often if your mind is open and plasticity develops you find more happiness and options than you desired. What a great moment.