after recovering from yet another bout of flu-like illness last week, i'm feeling like myself again. yesterday i met up with tara and darcey and had a fantastic time sharing vandwelling tips and stories, checking out tara's van, and tossing a dirty bird for bro while we walked in the foothills and identified plants. it was so good to connect with some kindred spirits, i've felt deprived of that lately. it's lonely for me here and i can't figure out exactly why. i talked to sarah this morning and she alerted me to a job on orcas island that i'd be perfect for. it's a summer position as the head of the riding program at a children's camp. if i was already out of debt, i'd do it, but it doesn't pay enough to make it practical this year. fun jobs so rarely pay well. but this is precisely the type of job i'll be looking for once i'm free! so it's good to get a sense of the possibilities.
today is gloomy and windy, but i intend to make some progress nonetheless--reflectix curtains, hanging my solar shower, and maybe a nice dinner--i have plenty of food money left. and perhaps i'll light the fire in my chimenea tonight and bake some potatoes in the coals while i toast marshmallows. hmm
desert heat/small doge/blind faith
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