Blog 7 – EVERY DAY IS A NEW ADVENTURE! – Feb 15
By writing this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–YES > >
==You can change your life at any time to make it more magnificent.
==You can live with little money and still have an excellent life.
==You will still be able to live life getting very little sleep.
==You can live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event.
== I want to share with you experiences that, I hope, will add to and make your life better.
==Perhaps this is my new “gig” and I will be traveling the world doing the same?
Feb 10—A rainy day in Florida, yuck, I have a lot of things I want to get done, too—Painting, juggling, unicycling—hard to do in a downpour.
Went to Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, FL, after paying the $4 fee, off to see the lake. Because of the rain today, there was no one here. First I walked down to see the lake, yes, it is a lake, nothing special.
Back and forth I go >> City and then something like >> https://lakelouisastatepark.
There I was, alone in the parking lot, with a light rain falling, a splendid view of the lake out my windshield, what a perfect time to chop my hair off—I mean—all of it. Starting with my armpits, then, “down there”, then up top.
The electric hair clipper would not get down to the skin, a few millimeters of hair is left. I will apply a razor later when I have a mirror.
I looked in the van mirror and my scar from my brain injury is so prominent, you will see from the photos.
Actually, I had to have two brain surgeries. The night I got hit by that truck, to much blood was rushing to my head, so I had the first, a craniotomy, the night of the accident. The next day there was more blood build up, so they did another in the back. Scars in both places on my head.
I have wanted to do this for the longest time, finally time. Have you ever shaved your head? (no, not you, Barry.)
A few times when I had a mustache and I shaved just one side off. Took most people a while to notice. How about you, do you look at people clearly and intently?
Something I have thought about in the past is just shaving one eyebrow. I wonder how many people would notice? Shall I? Like I wrote before, I do not care what anyone thinks of me, in any way.
I was going to wait until I had a full mirror and hot water, but I could not wait. So, looking in the rain covered windows, I could see my face somewhat, so I attacked my hairs with a blade. Made a few cuts to my scalp, but the hair is gone.
Why just now a car was driving by and they started pointing out the window and laughing, not really. But, as you know, I do not care what people think.
It actually feels good to have a clean shaven head, you should try it sometime.
Also, with the rain, I brushed and toweled off the van, the rain will do the final rinsing. I’ve been doing a lot of improvements to the van with paint and otherwise, I will take photos soon so you can see. 12:15 pm now, the rain has stopped. Just feeling the baldness on my head—feels kind of neat.
As you know from before, in the sky windows in my van I have plants growing below the windows. One side is cilantro and lettuce, the other is spinach. A recent planting, when they are big enough they will make a delicious meal, as they have before. Rain is the best H2O for your plants, I moved them out to the road to soak in the rainwater.
So, I just went to the camp bathroom and cleaned up what I did use hot water and a mirror. Something strange I had never noticed, I have wrinkles on the side of my forehead that had the surgery, yet none on the other side.
Must tell you, I have been crying today. So many loses I have dealt with me my life, the latest, the loss of Tina, has hit me hard. Then, of course, that leads back to my big accidents in life. So much loss of what I once could do.
I shaved my head, now I feel it and feel all the dents it contains. Feeling sorry for myself? Perhaps, but I have no idea what kind of life I would want. If you know me, you know that I am usually very positive and hopeful. This is a hard time I am going through right now.
Also, currently going forward with no schedule and no direction—like a lost boy looking for home? The way I built the van it is very comfortable to travel in and live in. Yet, a lonely life, I am glad you are there, I would love to hear from you.
Came upon this bird, just hangin’ out.
Who knows what kind it is?
Last night was the Tampa Juggling Club meeting, I was there. Saw some good young jugglers, I was coaching as I could. Take a look >>
Aaron Bonk—Yes, Aaron was there, did some great juggling.
Have you seen >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?
I can only last a few days in a city with all the vehicles and people and commotion, then I need to get back to the woods—the wilderness. So, I will attempt to find some parkland to please my mind.
At times, like right now, I think to myself, “What the hell am I doing out here by myself driving around. I have had a “home” all my life, so different to have my van as my home.
2/14/19—I just came from http://bikeshoptampa.com/, they did amazing things to my bike. I had the bike with me for months and was not really operational. Chris did amazing things to my bike and it is in excellent condition now. The price was amazing as well. I am so very happy.
After I left the magnificent bike shop I went to a Walmart to do some shopping. I have a chain for the bike and unicycle on the back of the van. I had not been locking the front wheel because it was not so good, so I was not in the habit of locking the front wheel. But, now I had a splendid new wheel and when I was in Walmart someone stole my wheel!
I will be going back to Well Built Bikes today to see if they can help. From now on the front and back wheel get locked, as well as the frame. In fact, Chris gave me a new wheel-no charge-so good of him.
Hope you had a delightful Valentine’s Day with your love.
I was alone, humph.
2/15/19—People have wondered, they tell me, why I go to Walmart. Well, the company is not so good, but most Walmart’s allow vehicles to park overnight. And, as I am still only getting between two and five hours of sleep a night, and because Walmart is open 24-7, I go inside to get on their free wifi at 2 am. Usually, I can find an electrical connection, too, for my computer.
In my last blog, Barry questioned my poop story. Do I have to tell you, I write how things truly are for me, if you don’t like, well, too bad. I will continue to send words to you, do you like?
Almost done with Florida, where to next (suggestions, suggestions?) I want to stay south for the heat, perhaps toward Texas? Remember, if you are anywhere near my route, let me know, I would love to visit you.
Until next week—aim for excellence in everything that you do.
You have that choice, always, make it a habit.