Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Still not much to talk about, still in a holding pattern. The snow is finally starting to fall and stick, but there still hasn't been much here. Probably only about an inch on the ground. It's enough to make the road slippery at times and the salt trucks have been out and about. And since salt and old vehicles don't mix that means the motorhome is pretty much where it'll be until spring or until I decide to take off.

Maybe I've mentioned it, but this time of year really makes me feel domestic and desiring all of that junk that we're all told we want growing up. All of those material things and then such concepts as stability and comfort and security.

I'm starting to feel a real time crunch as my self-imposed date of action approaches. I start telling myself that maybe I'll push it back a little, again. Right now I don't have a plan. Or, I do, but once that one small part of the plan is done I don't have any plan AFTER that. I haven't yet told myself, 'After that I take off in my motorhome' or... any other option.

Truth is, I don't think I'm brave enough to take off in my motorhome with no plan other than 'drift aimlessly until the money runs out'. Brave enough, or stupid enough, depending on your preference.

Then my timing isn't the greatest either. It's in between hiring seasons for seasonal jobs.

One option that opens up is Spring Training jobs down in Phoenix. It's so far away from here. But it gives me a destination, and a reason. I just started looking into and thinking about this today so I'm still rolling it around in my head.

I feel like parts of this have been vague because my assistant manager (hi!) has found my blog, I believe. I don't have anything to hide though. My current plan is to leave my job around the middle of January. In the end that plan will either happen, or it won't. Simple.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Major Lacking

Major lack of updates, and pictures for those updates. I apologize. I've done a few more YouTube  videos since my last update here but still not much.

I'm coming off 5 days off from work. Before that I worked 8 days in a row and I go back tomorrow to do 8 days in a row again. Back when I worked at a greenhouse I worked 22 days in a row, but I was in desperate need of money. 8 days is a little much for me now.

Since my last update I've gotten the solar panels installed on the motorhome. Like last time I used 3M double sided tape to mount them on the roof. I also redid the entire propane system on the motorhome, including a new regulator.

A few days ago I tried to put everything away and secure the inside of the motorhome so I could take it for a drive. Still not that far, but it had been a while since I had driven it at all. The solar panels stayed right where they were supposed to. I'm still bummed by how exhausty and rich it smells all the time.

So, there's that. I'd like to say updates will get better soon but winter is on my doorstep and the motorhome will soon be trapped in snow.