It is just after lunch and the rain is gentle and the temperature according to the Truck is 59 outside. The electric heater is coming on about every fifteen minutes for a minute or so. The bathroom window is opened slightly for fresh air. And being lazy is feeling very good.
Isn’t it odd some of the things we can think about in our life. Prior to quitting work some of my lunch times were spent cutting up scrap paper to use as note paper. After the paper was cut to a handy size, a binder clip served as the binding. It was a great way to cut down on the immediate trash and sort of recycle or conserve.
What would be done for scratch paper once the RV lifestyle started???? A couple of “pads” worth of cut paper was stockpiled. Now next Tuesday will be two years since income producing work stopped and the stockpile has not been touched yet. Even though more note paper is used now than ever before to take notes on internet searches, the incoming extra paper way more than compensates for the amount used. This was a major surprise to me.
Where does it all come from??? This mornings grocery trip to Wal-Mart yielded a checkout tape long enough to cut into five sheets notepaper size and that is if you only use the back. One tip of living lightly is on the front of a paper with writing or whatever on it, use a different color pencil or pen to write the notes. As it has worked out, it has never been needed to use that technique.
When mail was received in the first few months, envelopes and other pieces of trash paper were cut up to use. It was not needed. There is so much paper coming through the Castle that only about ten sheets of note size paper is even kept around. The next shopping trip or mail package will give me a more than adequate re-supply of note paper. Small minds notice small things, huh.
Later this evening it was lightly raining and overcast with cool temperatures. Perfect for some golf practice. For nearly two hours the practice green was terrorized by my practice efforts. It did make a great way to end a day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM