Hey Howdy. What a few weeks it’s been. I moved out of my little cabin and into the barn. I don’t have much in furniture, but DAMN I have a lot of stuff. Since I wasn’t able to find the perfect free spot to store my stuff for the next year, I rented a 4 1/2 X 11′ storage unit for $21/month. It’s a good thing the ceilings are 15′ because I stacked that sucker to the roof. Now I have to budget $147 for storage into my hike plan. April – Oct. It took quite a while to get everything situated in the barn, including the install of a wood burning stove, hanging a bar that spans the room to hang so many gowns, and making everything look organized. Creativity doesn’t flow when everything is a disaster. I have pretty insane Attention Deficit Disorder, and if i can’t see something i need, or find it, I forget about it or tear the place apart. It’s incredibly counter productive.
My friend who owns this little farm has been great. The plan was that I work in exchange for rent, but I haven’t had time to do much. I get fed often, which is better than the junk food diet I would be on otherwise. I’m not a cook, I can’t spend money to eat out all the time (not to mention we’re 12 miles from the nearest fast food), and with the kitchen in the house, It seems like a hassle… SO I’m glad Renee is being so generous and feeding me.
From my landlords down the driveway at my old cabin, to the barn, to some of the people in my life, i’m truly amazed at the generosity of my friends. There’s been a lot of stress, as I found early on that I couldn’t count on many people to follow through with promises and offers to help, but I’m incredibly grateful for those who are giving and helping, right down to my WONDERFUL Chiropractor. She’s making sure that my back stays in good condition pre-hike… I’m a lucky guy, getting support for such an odd endeavor.