Tuesday 4 July 2017

Havin' a Heat Wave!

Okay, so the city where I live is in the midst of a heat wave. On one hand, I am thankful that I am not freezing my butt off; instead, I am boiling my butt off.

I try not to complain, but my only recourse is to open all the windows, both vents and the door as I hope for a breeze to blow through the trailer. 

The other thing that these days of 30C temps and overnight lows about 20C is that I have to run my fridge 24/7. 

This means more I am going through more resources, as in: propane and more electricity. 

More electricity means more fuel for the generator, to run those batteries. No problem, it doesn’t mean all that much more generator time, perhaps once more per week.

More propane, however, means that I have to spend more on propane at a time when the price of propane has been artificially inflated.

I still remember the plain face when the attendant told me that the price was $1.20 a pound for propane (as in $20 - $25 for the tank).

I actually scoffed laughed and left. I have one place to try that said their price was $16.00 to fill the tank. 

Either way, I have no choice but to buy more propane, as I don’t have a place to plug in so I can just use electricity from the grid. 

Again, that’s life and how it goes with this lifestyle. There are times when I go through more resources, just because the situation demands it. 

It is at those times that I find ways to try to conserve those precious resources where I can, when I can. 

I also keep myself focussed on my goal and remind myself why I am doing all of this . . . as in Total Debt Freedom (and beyond).

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

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