It’s been a quiet week here on the Cape. I’m still enjoying the whole “not moving” thing although I’m starting to get antsy to see new places, so I think I’m timing my Aug 22 move to my next spot pretty well.
I’ve done a little rearranging and recycling of things inside the trailer in preparation for moving on, including a run to the local Goodwill donation center. It’s a bit amazing to me that after a year of living in my trailer, I still have things I can cut out: the bin that was too big, the clothes I haven’t really worn, and shoes that really don’t fit the vagabond life.
I also replaced my bulky comforter and cover with this washable brightly-colored Rumpl®️ puffy blanket. It’s super light and comfy and stows in half the space. And, yes, I do love the color!
The big project this week was to swap out my trailer battery for a bigger one, so I have more storage and can last longer before I need to hook up to power or run the generator. Turns out 66 pounds of battery is pretty darned heavy but ingenuity and sheer stubborness got it from car to battery box. I’m kind of proud of myself that not only did I figure that out, but I unhooked the old one and hooked up the new one with only one minor mistake and no explosions or singed eyebrows.
In between these exciting tasks, I took more beach walks. Low tide is always going to be my favorite time to go because there’s so much to see when the water uncovers rocks, seaweed, and periwinkles.
I also had a few social encounters: meeting a set of new Alto owners (welcome to the party!) and trekking out to Wellfleet on Wednesday to see old friends from my running days in Boston. That brought out the lobsters and clams and corn for a true New England feast.
And last, but definitely not least in the list of things I did this week, hand rehab continues. The top image is my hand on July 6th, trying to make a fist, and the bottom is today’s fist. Still not there, but closer than I was to doing it a month ago.
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.