Plans again

So I’ve free-slept in my old sleep spot again already even though that guy creeped me out.  I am trying to stay prepared and my friend CS gave me a St. Benedict medal that is supposed to ward off evil spirits.  I’m not afraid anymore really.

I guess I’m annoyed with other aspects of van living right now.  Wrinkly clothes….having to go to the gym to shower, going to the laundry mat to wash clothes.  I don’t like be in public all the time.  It feels lonely when I’m by myself.  I’m lucky…CS wants to hang around a lot….part of the reason I moved down this way is because she lives here.  It has worked out even better than I thought it would.  She likes to hang out almost everyday.  I’m actually the one who hangs back a bit.  I don’t want her to get sick of me.

We have a couple of funny little jokes that have developed over the last couple of months.  I started bringing her my empty water bottles so she could recycle them.  I told her it’s to help pay for the toilet paper I use when I’m at her house.  So now sometimes if I’m headed in to her bathroom she’ll say, “Did you bring your bottle deposit today?”

She also has sort of a container garden on her back porch.  A lot of plants died though…partly from neglect and partly from when she had her house painted.  I bought her a couple of plants to help get her started again and she bought more and now the deal is, I water all the plants every couple of days.  It’s an excuse to come over and it helps her out because I don’t think she really likes doing it.

So when I come to her screen door in the evening for a visit, I’ll say say as a greeting either “bottle lady!” if I have bottles to give her or “plant lady!” if it’s my night to water the plants.  Silly stuff I know but we get a kick out of silly, simple things.

I wish I had a couple more friends down here.  I know another woman…kind of from a past life.  I like her a lot but she is pretty busy so I don’t know if we’ll ever be buddies.  Oh well.

I started making friends with another lady…a friend of a friend, but she is a bartender so as it works out, I can either see her at the bar she works in or she has welcomed me to go to another bar that she frequents.  I’ve done it a few times and I hate to say it but I often end up drinking too much when I do that!  And a bar is not a safe place to drink too much.  And driving while tipsy to my sleep spot?  No bueno.  Especially with weirdo stalkers around.  So the bar thing was pretty short-lived and my friendship probably cut short.  Oh well.

Well, as we often say at work, “tomorrow’s another day”.  Another day for meeting people, another day for working toward my goals and having fun.  I hope your today and tomorrow will be terrific.


About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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One Response to Plans again

  1. Ryu says:

    A St Benedict metal? Isn’t that idolatry for you? I’m glad you have a GF down there.

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