Activities during this sojourn include reorganizing the stuff in the truck – removing things from the cab and putting them in the bed (of the truck!) ; catching up with bills that need to be paid early in May; planning the route and overnight stays up to Colorado; creating a beautiful necklace that was commissioned by another LoW member; getting the truck serviced for the trip (oil change, tire rotation, checking fluids, etc.); buying ‘special’ supplies for the pantry (things that I might not find up north, like the baked corn tostadas I like); laundry; and a lot of hangin’ around.
I’ve started on a second paperback novel this week, that I think I will finish by the weekend. I’ve written in my journal and photographed the interior of my rig to send in an email to a friend in Tucson who’s never visited me in it. I’ve learned that I CAN use my printer with my computer while they’re both plugged into my 150W inverter.
I’ve cooked in the solar oven twice – first, chicken strips; second, baked potatoes. Yum! And before I leave I hope to dance at the VFW one more time. That’ll make three dances in two weeks! I’ll be looking for a place to dance where I’m going. Great fun, and exercise.
I’ll be packing things up for travel on Sunday, adding some things that I don’t usually carry with me, like a folding table and Coleman stove. I missed having the stove with me last summer when I wanted to cook outside. Making that fresh morning coffee outside while the sun comes up is a treat. I guess I forgot that I’ll have electric power in Colorado and can use the electric coffee maker!!! I’ve enjoyed the two-cup percolator I bought in Oregon a couple of years ago – it has served me well during these months of boondocking.
To bide: from OE bidan – to wait; to continue in a place