In a sudden flurry I had to clear out remaining furniture, paintings, glass art and clothes. House sold! First listed March 20th. Took 6 weeks to sell. My 12 year plan is working. Probably could have got more money but didn’t want to risk losing offer. Since house is no longer mine buyer wants to take possession May 1st. Made several trips to Goodwill. Readjusted two storage lockers and managed to stuff in wide screen HDTV and a wood chest.
Had a backup camera installed on RV. Thursday, May 7th I’ll hitch up trailer and find a large parking lot to practice backing up. Everything so backwards when trying to position a trailer it has me shaking my head. I’ve tried it and both attempts were disasters. Had to have Michael step in and do it for me. I need to learn this skill and quick.
Took a day and planted a small garden. Created a wall sculpture on the shed facing the garden using rusty broken junk which was strewn about. Turned out kinda funky cool. Snagged the hummingbird trellis sculpture from my own garden at the Fremont house and installed it as garden entry. Michael traded his fold up bike for the hummingbird trellis, which has a personal significance for him. This garden is ready to enjoy!
I had some red tires put on the bike. Michael said they look gay.
To me that means they must be cool. That’s an accident since I’ve given up trying to be cool. Held a bonfire ceremony featuring the cremation of my Pike Place Market green monster cart which I used for 10 years of selling at Pike Place Market. Attending were Michael, Rimma, JP and GG. People from all around the world used my cart as a photo opportunity, posing in front of the graffiti-style doodles. Now it is ash. It is no longer and I’m feeling a twinge of nostalgia.
This is my last week staying at Michaels’ in Summit-Waller. Shared many meals together, played dice and board games, and got to know each other over the 3 months I’ve stayed here. Playing tennis with Michael I smacked my left calf with racket. Right when we were making some good rallies. Dogs were tied up in grass field where other dogs pass, so I was a bit nervous about a dog encounter. Smacked the muscle dead on and immediately my leg gave way. I was hobbling around for an added week and a half, living in the RV in Michaels driveway. Michael was wondering if I’d ever free up the driveway but he never said anything about it. I could tell by the vibe or maybe my own .
Dogs have stabilized adapting to living in RV. Will be faced with tough choice if they don’t peacefully co-exist with other dogs along the way. They seem at home and relaxed here. The dogs like a daily routine. They are friends with big red, Michaels pet chicken. He added 7 more chicks to his yard. They grow so quickly. He chose the Silkies, a smaller chicken with feathers that look more like fur. They look like grunge birds, something that would work as an accessory in the 80s.
Michael has JP in top shape from running with him 6 miles a few times a week. GG gets her exercise chasing the jet water spray from the hose as Michael waves it around for 15 minutes. GGs mission is to subdue the water snake. The weirdest behavior from a normally calm dog. Watching TV can also get her hyped up. Especially shows with any kind of animals.
I’ve been making modifications on the RV. Built a rolling shelf to take advantage of bunk storage space. Installed a TV mount on a shelf to use the space better.
Ready or not, the day for launching my RV Mystery Adventure is coming fast.
In two months I’ve changed the propane tanks twice.
Gas alarm inside has gone off twice. The monoxide alarm went off once. Crock pot cooking to great success. Long as one is hooked up to electric. On Michaels birthday I made a delicious chicken stew. It lasts a few days. That will be lunch today. Enjoyed moments of creativity with snapping shots and pounding big drum in hypnotic chant. Life’s about to change for this critter.
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