Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Busting Tail All Day

This day has been so long I’m having a hard time remembering what all I have done. I guess I am just tired. At 08:30 this morning I retrieved my van from the body shop. I now have a “new-to-me” drivers side rear door. The rear passenger door latch was repaired, but it is not perfect. I believe I will have to work on it soon. The trim that was damaged when I was rear-ended on June 16 was removed. My van ain’t pretty now, but it works. I will have more work done soon. I am re-thinking a paint job to a new color (black) as I was told it would cost about $5000. The van is now blue with a white rear door. To paint that rear door blue will cost $400. I like the blue. 

Once I had my van I spent most of the day working in the hot sun at my storage unit. I am getting my van ready for some boon-docking. I had to make 3 trips between my storage and my sister’s house to get out of the sun. And, I still have lots of work to do. So, I am typing this on my phone as I am stretched out on my bed and about to call it quits for the day. GN. 


Sunday, August 28, 2022

Going Nomad

Four failed trips to try to move to southern Nevada sine February of 2021. That is four trips in just less than 18 months. I have been trying to return to Nevada for the following reasons: 1) to continue my photography work. 2) I get better health care through the VA in Nevada. 3) I like living in the desert. For now my plans for a life in the desert are temporarily on hold.

Tomorrow my van goes into the shop to take care of some of the repairs caused when I was rear-ended on June 16, 2022. On Tuesday I go to see my primary care doctor at the Clinton, Ok. VA Clinic. By Wednesday morning I plan to be living in my van. Yep, I plan to go nomad very soon.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Meal Time

I went to the VA HOSPITAL this morning to make sure my records have been shipped here, an to refill my prescriptions.

For my first food, other than Cheeto’s, in 3 days I had a slice of Pizza at Boulder Station Casino. Yeah, I finally made it back to Nevada, but I turned down the offer for a place to live. My legs do not handle stairs very well.

Tomorrow I will fix the electrical connections on my van so that I can pull a trailer. On Sunday I will drive to Bullhead City, AZ. to get my hugs that I have had stored down there for almost a year. 

Monday I start hunting a place to live, or maybe I will just begin a van life.