Monday, 8 August 2016

Broken Poop-Chute

So, all in all I had a good weekend. In true to form of this lifestyle I had three different parking spots on the three different days that I was in my Western Home.

That is just the way of things, each time I move to go run errands, someone else might park where I was parked. 

That is, after all fair, as none of the spots that I park in, belong to me. I have the spots that I like to park in, but I can’t demand that someone moves, I am by my very nature, nomadic.

I did go to my library and I did get ahead on Book Two, I was able to nudge forward a portion of new material on a chapter, and that is a pattern that I plan to extend.

Yesterday was payday so that means that I did my running around and my errands, after which I did my online banking, paying bills and shuffling money around.

It is official, I now have my minimum acceptable levels in my three bank accounts. So for, me I am back in the black and a stress has been lifted from my shoulders.

What that means is that I am working on paying off that IOU to my Long-Term Savings Account using only salvaged money . . . this will be a close one.

You see, what I call “Salvaged Money” is the surplus that I can squeeze out of my budget after all of my bills and obligations have been met. 

As you can imagine, this is not all that much each payday. Sure these last two paydays I got lucky but usually my budgets are somewhat tight.

I know that this is not a large debt and that it is an arbitrary deadline. If I do have to push this one into next year, that is okay. The real deadline is January 15, 2018 (Total Debt Freedom Day)!

The interesting thing (and the reason for the name of this blog entry) happened when I went to my free dumping station on yesterday afternoon. 

I pulled up and there was sign that said “Out of order, sorry for the inconvenience” and that trusty padlock locking the sewer dump opening closed.

I was momentarily worried as this is the only place that I have found where I can get water. I was relieved to find that the water had not been turned off.

I can still dump at the place in my Eastern Home but that is a place where I pay to dump. So, I will wait to dump until Wanda’s molars are floating (as in when her tanks are completely full.) 

I know that I may come by next week to this RV dump station and find that it is “fixed” (unlikely) or more than likely find that they have turned their water off. 

It is possible that there is something wrong with their sewer connection but since it is just a pipe going straight down, I seriously doubt it.

Most likely they have closed it because people like me were not paying their high prices for gasoline and just using their free RV dump station. 

Since they have water, I would pay them if their price was reasonable and their water was available. 

Ah well, as always I will adapt and survive, even if I have to switch to “Fall/Spring” mode in mid August. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

P.S. Side Project Note

I have a long term goal/dream to build a scientific research centre that would be focussed on science as well as “people refurbishing” where money is not a factor within the place. 

To do this I need to raise some funds to at least purchase the property and get the ball rolling. To do this I need someone who is skilled in social media/crowd funding. I would be willing to pay a commission. 

If you are interested, check out the website that defines the project (www.terran.foundation) and if interested drop me a line.

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