Sunday, August 10, 2014

Taking Advantage of the Weekend . . .

. . . and the nicest weekend weather so far this Summer.  That’s what we’re doing these two days.  Yay!  Heavy is rain is coming Tuesday into Wednesday, so we’re making the most of two fine days to enjoy the “camping” and outdoor aspects of being full-time RVers. 

August 9 Warren Glen

Conditions can be harsh here and we have experienced some challenges in the form of hurricanes, Nor’easters, subzero temperatures with foot-plus snowfall during Winter and just plain severe thunderstorms but . . . I tell ya what . . . when it’s nice here, it is really quite splendid.  The skies are some of the bluest I have lived under, we cohabit the property with a variety of wildlife and the bird community is varied and populous.  It is peaceful here.  And quiet. 

This past week I became a volunteer administrator for a popular full-timers group on Facebook.  We are over 9000 in membership with new members joining daily.  It’s overall an informative and entertaining bunch of people – veteran full-timers and dreamers of embarking on the lifestyle.  Yes, there can be some “attitudes,” but those are few, to be expected with large groups of people and are not allowed to get out of line.  That’s where we bouncers come in.  I’m enjoying it immensely; as our situation is somewhat isolative, it does give me a sense of community with like-minded folks. 

My oDesk assignment still exists but I am awaiting a new project.  One should be coming along soon, and I’m looking forward to be active with that again.  In the meantime, I’m keeping an eye out for another position that will fit in with my schedule. 

I cured the new grill Friday and then christened it last evening with grilled salmon patties and steak fries.  Using a new grill for the first time is somewhat of an experiment and certainly a “getting to know you” experience.  Tonight’s menu is grilled chicken and sausage, corn on the cob (going on the grill) from a local roadside stand and potato salad (not going on the grill.)

August 8 axe

Dave spent time Thursday and Friday splitting wood for campfires.  We have loads of wood, branches, twigs and what have you on the property.  Some of these logs are from hurricanes and Nor’easters over the past couple of years.  There are so many trees on the property that we typically have branches on the ground every time a decent storm rolls through.

August 9 evening

Saturday night by the campfire

On one of our evening walks recently, we noticed some of the trees are starting to turn and there are fallen leaves already.  We have had a few downright chilly mornings lately and it will be time for thermals and jackets before long.  Hopefully I won’t have to use my snow boots as often this Winter as last.  I love the cold weather but I can do without 2+ feet of snow on the ground.  That’s another reason to make the most of the beautiful days we do get here.

With that thought in mind, I think it may be time to head outdoors to give Maggie a clip and possibly a bath and then get the grill prepped for dinner later!  Hope you’re having a groovy weekend!

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