My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
A new Month
Its been pretty near a full month that I've been on the way to my land and sadly to say the closest I've been so far is less than a mile away from it. This last month (October) has been a month from Hell and I can only hope that things will be better this month. Matter of fact with things going south back in Plano the last few months have been months from Hell! Right now November doesn't seem to be looking too good either. It seems the closer I get to the land and the dream of living on it the further away that dream gets. The rental on this RV space and the fee on a storage room 240 miles away are sapping most of the $$$ I could be putting in to the land and getting something built to winter in. Speaking of winter. I could probably come up with a way to get to it shortly and may do it, but then moving on it is a different story. About my only option at first would be tenting out and for some reason I just can't get enthused about freezing my ass off in a summer tent until I could get a shelter put up and set up so that I could make the winter in it. I'll be a year older the middle of this month and that doesn't help as far as already over worked emotions from the split up of my long time mate goes and all of the problems that I've encountered on this journey. Having been a heavy smoker for the last 42 years and having quit that is also really getting under my skin.
One thing that has been nice about this is meeting new people all the time here at the RV park. I generally get new neighbors two to three times a week. Unlike living in a house and expecting new neighbors to at least stay long enough to make a rental agreement term of 6 months you can pretty well figure that if you don't like them you will still be stuck with them that long. When people do rent next to you and you actually like them then they usually don't stay long. Then its time to worry about who will be next. Here they come and go in short order so it isn't easy to get to know them well enough to know whether you like them or not. (usually) That isn't always the case though because several have come and gone that we just seem to click and then I hate to see them go when they do.
Holidays are also coming up that for many years I've bought and cooked for the whole family (The x's family) and have enjoyed it each year. I'll miss the ones I've come to love over the years (especially the grandkids) who naturally think of me as their grand paw and love me as much as I love them. It will be real hard to take not being around them this year and probably for ever more. Note I said "I cooked for". That was because the X had a hard time boiling water without screwing it up so it was either cook myself or eat out all the time. At least she didn't mind cleaning up the kitchen after I cooked (Which I hate to do) so this always worked for the both of us. Sort of makes me wonder how that will go off now that I'm not there? I guess that will be their problem as well as where all of the groceries will come from. At least that should save me some real $$$ there. No more buying groceries to feed Cox's Army for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother's day and several other events through the year.
On the other hand my family thinks I should winter 240 miles away in the city, but the problem with that is I'm now setup for my mail to come here as well as a bank account and other things. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me if I can stay near the land because at least I should have a chance to do some work out there from time to time.