The past year has been filled with good and bad, I've gotten a bit more comfortable with who I am as a person, and am learning to accept a lifestyle that I feel is necessary for me to be content. I also lost my Sister over the past year, and that was something that I was in no way prepared for.. so it's been a hard year if one with redeeming aspects.
As to the land. Over the past year I managed to dig a shelter into the side of a hill for winter protection. Last winter, I had a string of days where my high was in single digits, and the truck just wasnt warm enough to hang out in all day with it that cold.. and Tori couldnt deal with that cold well when we went walking, so we pretty much sat in the truck and froze for a while.. my lowest night was 15 below... It's good to know I can handle it, but not something I wish to repeat often. Sooo.. dug into the side of a hill, got some OSB sheathing at 8$ a sheet, and built a shelter! thats been my primary focus when I was on the land, digging and creating, it's not pretty, but it works (will add a pic later).
Managed to make it to the RTR this year down in Quartzsite, where I was honored to meet quite a few fellow travellers and rubber tramps :)(Shout out to Squire!) I have missed being in touch, and I think I'm gonna find a way to return every year, even though I am mostly stationary.
for now, back in the shelter, and upgrading my battery bank to give myself a bit more computer time at night. I was going to buy a bank of Trojans at Quartzsite, but they wanted to much for both the batteries and the core charge since I had no turn ins.. so said forget that! On the way back to the property, made a few phone calls and found someone with some used Crown 305's that I could take for 60 each.... I picked up 8 of em
This morning, I'm building the bank itself, have the wires all cut and ends on, it's just carrying these beasts in and down the hill... heck of a workout!
Thank you to all the folks I met at the RTR, showed me once again how wonderful the vandwelling family is!