Regarding my post yesterday and my short-lived RVing career, I want to emphasize that solo RVing doesn’t have to be lonely. I find that as an introvert, I need to recharge my batteries by being alone, but then I need an outlet for all the energy I have recreated. That principle remains the same no matter what my life style is. When living in Asheville I became very active in the local genealogical society and had plenty of projects to keep me busy, along with human contact which I needed as well. I also took courses at the local community college which kept me in contact with many other people, and I especially derived a lot of benefit from being around people much younger than myself.
Full time RVing was a delight as long as I was able to volunteer my time at a National Park facility. I had at least two future jobs lined up when I began having trouble with my vision, and had to decline both of them in addition to some other opportunities that came up during the next year and a half. I would probably still be traveling across the country with stops at the parks along the way. It is especially helpful for solo RVers to have something outside themselves to keep them busy and involved, and is a great way to expend energy. I’d like to urge anyone reading this who thinks they might like the lifestyle, to by all means try it out. You just never know how you will respond to a challenge until you take it on. But solos have to think carefully how they can balance their aloneness with human contact.
My current renovation projects should take me through the next couple of years, with time off for travel and camping now and then.
I’m doing a bit of cleaning today. I can live amidst a lot of clutter, but I don’t like it when things get dirty as my kitchen and bathroom floors have done. The flooring in the vicinity of Lady’s nest needs cleaning as well, although I’ve been keeping up with dust mopping and catching most of the dog hair floating around.
I had a terrible time with my eye most of the morning – it felt like something was in my eye and no amount of blinking could get rid of it, nor could the drops I’m using 4 times a day (even though I snuck an extra drop in around mid-morning). I re-read the papers given to me after surgery and noted that it is normal to experience what feels like grit in the eye, but it sure is annoying and it hurts.
After my disaster with frying bacon about 10 days ago, I decided to try doing it in the microwave this morning. One word describes the texture, taste, and aroma: AWFUL! I guess I’m giving up bacon for a long time.