Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 20 update - why is this so easy?

Happily the van no longer is as messy as that photo, I have removed a significant amount of stuff and packed away the drying laundry. Currently reading up on quick drying underwear, maybe two or three pairs can replace the entire pile I have now.

Last night I parked in a new hotel lot and was right next to the lot security car. I felt that this would be a good test of my urban camo. Sure enough the guard walked past about 1 hr later and didn't even break stride to take a closer look. I slept great knowing that I had my own personal security guard, the lot was very level, there were shrubs and other plants that helped cool down the breeze and act as a light block. I will return next week.

This life is too easy, I should have been living in a van two years ago. I am currently at Kroger using internet and recharging toothbrush (first device I have needed to recharge other then laptop or phone and the only one I have that does not have a DC adapter) and I also fill up a gallon container from the water fountain to deposit into the internal tank. There is an old Asian guy watching a martial arts film in front of me, looks like enter the dragon with Bruce Lee.

Gave more stuff away yesterday to Colin: shop broom, body weight scale and some shop tools, will probably give him the two 500w spotlights. Nothing new has sold on craigslist.

I came across an ok site http://onedollardietproject.wordpress.com/ which I thought would be more interesting but the couple only consumed rice, beans, tortillas, peanut butter, jelly, bread, and oatmeal for the majority of their meals with the occasional potato soup.  Maybe there is some better stuff in there but I do not have the time to read all the archives. I do however want to reduce my weekly food bill and I definitely need to eat through the excess I have in the storage unit. 

I would like to not use the fridge so much or at all, currently it is only required to keep my carrots and cheese cool (I suppose it keeps my fruit cool and it lasts longer, I might try keeping jelly too) but I will be finishing the cheese soon so the question is, is it worth having it run all day long for just that. I am having my doubts, especially when it costs 26 bucks per month in propane (excluding the random meals I cook). I could purchase a lot of carrots and cheese at that price. My next experiment will be to build a box out of Styrofoam for the bottom shelf and put a freezer pack in it. I will refreeze it at work and supplement with ice from work. HA, work...Still not arriving before 8am and to not look late I quickly walk into my office and turn everything on, then go back to the van and have breakfast. I don't know how much longer I can continue to work at this company.

In other random news, according to www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com I like 55 of the 134 on the list. Can you guess which ones?

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