The year is waning into the slower colder months and I find that I am waning into a colder mental state as well. (but not a slower working state, quite the opposite)
It seems that there is much going on in the world, a world I am rapidly becoming quite disconnected with. And I find, I am happier for it. I have been quite busy the last couple of weeks, working for self and others, some of which costs me, and the other pays me, but for every dime in, I extoll it out for improvements of my little world. I have recently acquired a water tank for my stead, I found the spring I have needed and managed to tap it and set up a collection point to go into the tank. Digging 600’+ of trench to get a 2″ line to my place from the spring/tank location so that I can have the water where I need it, not hauling it. The tank is located 30′ higher than my place so water pressure should not be an issue (excepting that it might be on the high side. Not sure if the lines in my RV can handle it but I will find out what kind of pressure I have at the bottom BEFORE I tie in ) The spring is putting out just over a gallon/hour and is very clean. I will put in a sediment trap before the tank as I found that it can get stirred up when it rains. Not much, just some sand, but I would rather the ability to get it out easily without having to drain the tank to do so. Granted, I will still have to do so to clean the tank on occasion, but that is for algae. I will try to keep that to a minimum with chlorination, but to be honest, I hate the taste of chlorinated water.
Yeah, I know that I haven’t been very up on my blogging lately, my apologies to those that read me. To be honest, that waning into a colder mental state reflects into my desire to keep this blog going. I am not shutting it down as I know that there are still things that I need to say: I just find that I haven’t much to say that others aren’t already saying. I am not on top of world events like I should be, but then, I am happier not swallowing that crap on a daily basis. I check the drudge, shake my head, then go back to work. It just doesn’t seem all that important when I have so much more to get done here. I have stocked my wood piles (yes plural now) I have a septic system in place. I am working on the water supply and will have it ready soon. I have my power systems in place and able to expand if needed. I still need to build my workshop but even that is getting closer to reality SO LONG AS the world holds together. And lets face it, It doesn’t seem that likely to hold together much longer. I feel (and this has been spoken of by others to me over phone) that we are in ‘Crunch time’.
With that in mind, there are going to be large gaps in my blogging. Maybe when the snows hit, and I am getting signal again while snow bound on my hill, the blogging will increase. Till then, I can only say that 1) I am not done talking, 2) T’ain’t Ded yet! 3) I am hoping that all of you are making as much progress as I in your preparations for whatever is coming down the historical pike-way.