So there I was, standing at the RV dump station at McLean Creek campground, staring at the little sign and wondering what I should do. There, on that little sign politely indicated was the policy that there was no water at this dump station or throughout the park during the “winter season.”
I grumbled and thought that I should just turn around and go back home, but I also knew that the main reason for me being there is to sort out my stuff and get rid of what I don’t really need to keep lugging around.
So, with a mumble of the audacity of calling plus 15C weather “Winter” and keeping the water turned off “for fear the pipes would freeze and burst” I went in search of my campsite. I did and in the end this weekend cost me $99.00. At least I got “free” power all weekend and a nice site.
Now, funnily (and ironically) enough I went to bed with a campsite that looked like this . . .
And woke up to one that looked like this . . .
I decided to make the best of it and take some nice winter shots, here is the best one.
I decided to spend the day Saturday inside and just relax around the house, so that is what I did. Sure enough, by the afternoon and evening, the snow was gone and my campsite was back to looking like this
I did create a culinary sensation that you have to try . . .
This is a grilled cheese sandwich with that taco meat (and vegies) paste . . . stuff in the middle, wow, soooo gooood. Next time you’re over, I will make you one. It is messy, as in eat it over the plate to catch the stuff falling out, but so good.
The next morning I got up and made sure to get some nice sunrise shots
About mid-morning I decided to finally get around to my spring cleaning. I pulled out every storage container from the truck (not Jenny or the toolbox) and underneath Wanda. I looked over everything and questioned why I had it. I asked myself three questions:
1) Do I need it now or will I in the foreseeable future?
2) Is it unique?
3) Does it have sentimental value to me?
4) Can I buy it again?
If the answer to the first three questions is no and the last one is yes then into the trash that item went. I even had a container full of empty containers! WTF??? I was able to shrink down my stuff by a few containers, thus allowing me to put some loose stuff into tubs and still have a bit of extra space left over. (Probably should have taken a shot of all of those tubs out there with their lids off)
I have tossed out and gotten rid of a lot of: good, useful and practical stuff since starting this journey. This lifestyle forces you to be frugal with space, you can’t afford to let stuff accumulate or keep it “just because.” I have only a limited amount of space and it cost me money to cart around every little bit that I do, so it all has to be practical and useful. (Okay, with a few niceties).
I still don’t have enough space to practically keep my bike in the back of the truck, but I will try to figure that out soon, as the weather is nicer and it is time to get out bike riding again.
I did find out that I had some neighbours.
On Sunday night I did get around to my campfire.
All in all it was a good weekend and I am glad that I went . . . still would have been nice to be able to get some water though . . . ah well, such is life.
After a long break I have now picked up my work on Book Two, I have a good idea where to go with this one and where it will end, as well what the setup for Book Three will be. All three books cover the ground (with detours) that the one movie script did. I am enjoying the process and the evolving story. I hope that the audience at large does to (when they are published).