We were back to spring this week for a few days. 70’s and breezy and then it changes, once again.
I’ve been reading a lot of other RVer blogs lately. Everyone is heading north as the weather warms. I know I write a blog, but I get inspired reading about their travels. It motivates me to get things in order. One blogger wrote about the many changes she’s had in her life and that includes countries she’s been to and the new roads and areas she’s seeing now. Another blogger is over in Utah and just found another new, free, campground. I always get my maps out, as I read, and put highlighter dots on their newly found boondocking sites and campgrounds. You never know when you’ll be in that area!
All of this reading begins my daydreaming of places I might be this time of year. I don’t think I’d be heading east just yet with the tornado season in full swing. I think I’d be working my way north via Nevada, Utah, California, towards Idaho, Oregon, or Wyoming, and beyond.
Something else comes to mind, and that is where I’d want to spend the summer and what sights I’d like to see. I guess those plans would be created each winter with alterations as I proceeded. I dream of summers in Canada or maybe in the Cascades? Another idea for summers are to take some classes at a couple of folk schools I read about, in things like wood turning, carving canoe paddles, or maybe a canoe!
Well, all that reading sparked my motivations again and I’ve been donating and working on the clean-up.
I donated my old Ford truck to PBS through their Vehicle Donation Program. All I did was make a call and in three days the company PBS uses was picking up the truck! I donate and in return receive a donation letter and tax break. Easy as can be!
I also donated more books to the public library. I have a lot of books and they’re the toughest things to let go of. Most of my books would be in the “How-to” category. They contain books from seed saving to step-by-step cabin building. To me they’re reference books.
I’ve given a few outdoors books to family as semi-permanent loans for the nieces and nephew. Maybe someday they will read them and be even more drawn to the outdoors.
With the warm weather I’ve also been cleaning up the yard and cutting the grass.
The last two days we’ve had variable weather with colder temperatures and rain. All of which has brought on a cold for me. It’s always the see-saw weather that sets me up for a cold. I get that same stuffy head, cold-like feeling from air conditioners. I can’t handle that instant blast of cold air after being in hot weather. Oh to be in Death Valley now, warming my bones!!
Another symptom this week was a withdrawal like feeling from not doing any carving. So, I went up the hill and cut another Gamble Oak trunk and proceeded to carve two spoons in two evenings. I’m not yet accomplished in spoon carving and proceeded in slicing a hole in the bowl of the first. The second, I was more careful in checking the thickness. It did develop a small split as it dried. Oh well, I’ll chalk these up to the learning curve. Gamble Oak is not my desired wood for spoons. I’d prefer Birch or Cherry. That will happen soon enough.
Thanks for stopping by once again. Have a great week ahead.