The March budget figures and summary of our camps are posted.
Do you realize the crew and I have camped for free for almost five consecutive months? And we did a lot of free boondocking prior to that, too. It is possible to live cheaply and still enjoy each day. We proved it!
(My budget can be seen under “Money” in the header.)
Doing online stuff takes up a large portion of the morning.
Rusty comes over. We discuss how to handle the coordination of house-warming gifts on this blog. I ask him if there are certain things he really would like to have for his new home, taking notes as we go along on that topic. Rusty expects a long-time friend to visit tomorrow, probably soon after the crew and I leave.
I’ve watched Rusty change over the past two weeks.
He’s gone from not wanting to give up living in his truck to becoming impatient to move into his new residence. It’s an exciting time! Timber receives training every day and I can already see a change in him, too. He’s becoming a more mellow and attentive companion to Rusty.
A white DOT truck pulls up and a man comes around to the door side of the BLT.
“I’ll be right out!” I call.
“I just want to let you know we’ll be blasting over at the quarry today. It’ll be pretty loud, like thunder. I don’t want you to become alarmed,” he explains.
“That’s very nice of you to warn me. Thank you. And you be careful over there.”
About an hour later, while my face is in the computer, a report goes off so loud I can feel it in my chest.
My first glance at that white truck, I thought it was the forest ranger.
Tonight, April 25th, is our 14th night at Camp Drake. Tomorrow we move further north to Flagstaff for a new camp. It will be colder, for sure, but not terribly so . . . highs in the 60s to 70s and lows in the 30s to 40s.
I’m looking forward to a home in the pines. Speaking of change, I’m also looking forward to Bridget and Spike dropping the dust devil way of life!
This afternoon I pull out my trusty air compressor.
I bring all the PTV’s tires up to 42 psi. I check fluid levels and wash the windshield. I’ll wait until morning to take up the outdoor rug. If I were to take it up now, the way the wind is picking up, a dust storm would swirl around the BLT. There will be plenty of time to break camp in the morning as it’s a short trip to our next camp.
I was going to empty out the Perfect Tow Vehicle today to rout the rodents, but it didn’t happen.
Before I knew it the morning was gone. It was just too hot in the afternoon to tackle that job. I’ll put the trash inside the BLT right before we pull out tomorrow. I’m going to search for peppermint oil and Fresh Cab in Flagstaff to rid the PTV of the rodent roadies.
I’m also going to order Fresh Cab through Amazon so I always have plenty of it. Thanks to the readers who told me about this product. They say it works!