I have been workamping in Tyler, TX for 30 days now and every day has been over 100 degrees. They have forecast it to be HOT, HOTTER, and HOTTEST!!! But aside from heat, life is good. My day consists of getting up early and work for 1-2 hours starting at 7:30am. My work day usually ends at 10:30am. Then it is back to my rig for the remainder of the day. I am in charge of mowing all the lawn and it takes me about 5 days to complete it. I do have a riding lawnmower so it isn’t too strenuous.
Fortunately if I keep the blinds in my rig closed all day it will help with the heat. That and the fact my A/C is running 24/7 set at 74 degrees. In fact it is quite comfortable inside.
You are probably wondering what I have been doing with all that excess time. Well to begin with I am organizing the interior of my rig. I am going through every cabinet and getting rid of those items I haven’t even looked at for the past year that I have been on the road. If I haven’t used it by now chances are I won’t ever be using it and it either goes to the junk or the Goodwill or to others who might have a need for it. I have also purchased a bunch of plastic shoe boxes from Walmart to keep my stuff organized. My label maker has been working overtime. Now if I need something I usually can find it without digging through a bunch of junk. I am also surprised by the amount of extra room I have freed up in my cabinets. I still have more to do but I should be finished with all the organizing by the time I leave here. I also have cable TV and can watch some of my favorite shows as well.
By the way, I am leaving here on 8/24 and heading north east to Lake Arrowhead State Park for a few days and finally to Palo Dura State Park. After that I will be in the mountains of New Mexico for a while. It should be a lot cooler there. Hooray!!!
I apologize for not writing anything in my blog for some time but there hasn’t really been too much to say. I promise I will be posting on a more regular basis from now on. I have gotten several emails from friends wondering whether I have shriveled up in this heat. It is pretty unbearable but I just don’t go outside much and only when I have to.
You aren’t going to find any relief up this way (Lubbock, Palo Duro, west Texas). It’s not just Hot,…it’s damn Hot!
And we thought we had it bad! Glad you’re getting some things done inside. Not much fun to go out when it;s that hot. We found the same thing while we were camp hosting. Nothing to blog about since we weren’t doing much.
Glad you at least have a riding mower. That heat will just make you melt. Come to Oregon – we’re in the 70s and low 80s!!
Oh Jim. eeek on the heat. if it gets higher then 86 I am in melt down mode. I am glad you are keeping active while staying cool.
Ann sent your note on to me. Other than the heat, sounds like a nice adventure and way to spend your time. Enjoy! Mindy
Hey Jim. We’re in Munising, MI in the UP. Sweater weather at night; mid-50’s. Good night for a cup of tea. 🙂
Remember. Only mad dogs, and Englishmen, go out in the midday sun.
Well, I know I could not survive the heat. I would’ve been long gone, but a commitment is a commitment. Although, you are retired, so I really don’t hold a lot of sympathy for you as you are living the good life!
Enjoy and it sounds like you are making the best of it:)