2004-05-23-0219Z


Wow, it's been quite a while since my last update. I fubared my battery pack trying to make it solar-rechargable; I couldn't find a butane iron so tried with a micro-torch instead. Now I can only use the laptop where there's power.

Let's see, what have I done since that all-night ride from Columbus? Rested up for a day or so; went to karaoke at Joe Perk's Thursday night, saw July and Chris again; met a guy, Romek, later that night and he shared some real Polish sausage with me as we talked about places we'd been. Earlier that day, he'd met Walter (July's boyfriend), and Maya at City of the Sun.

One of those days I ate some figs and soon regretted it. The effect wasn't as bad as the yucca, but bad enough; I don't think I'll be repeating that error again soon. I hadn't eaten figs for years, and probably that was why. They taste so good, and come out so uncontrollably.

Friday morning I bought some solder and other supplies at Radio Shack, then went to Pepper's on Columbus Rd. and got 2.5 pounds of beef, some serrano peppers, and 2 gallons of water; then headed to my lot. I was hoping to stay two full days but only made it 27 hours, still a record for me. I think. I never have energy when I'm there on the lot. All I want to do is lie down and sleep. I probably dug my future home out only another 1/2 inch or so. After eating the last pound of solar-cooked beef this afternoon, I gained enough energy to bike back into town. Took me two painful hours. My back can't take much more of this; I've got to find a better way of transportation.

Made the decision to cut my allowance down to $10 per day, in order to make my money last until next March. And anything I make extra, say on RentACoder.com, can be used for capital expenditures, like bicycles, batteries, stuff like that. Don't know if that will work, but that's the plan. For now. Wouldn't it be cool if it did? How about this for a book title: The World on $10 a Day?

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