Someone Bought Me Some Coffee and Routines


Thanks you, YOU, who sent money.  It means a lot to me and there’s enough for a good bit off coffee there too!  You really made my day!  I’m so jazzed!

Today is going to be a good day.  I talked to a friend about how I keep losing things and he reminded me about routines.  I have a nice bag (meant for a laptop, I believe) that someone gave me for Christmas.  I have certain places for everything, even pens.  So the routines will be making sure that the phone goes in its place-EVERYTIME I’m not using it.  Same for the keys, the wallet and so on.  I need a better plan in the van too-well, I guess I HAVE a plan but I don’t always work my plan.

I have broken most of my internet reading addiction.  I don’t have time for it and the things I read are mostly depressing(world events) that I can do little to nothing about.  It feels good not to be a slave to it anymore.  Now that the weather is warmer, I’m also not stuck inside and can hang out in the park or in the van reading….BOOKS!  I had stopped reading books for a while.  I think the reason for that is the internet allows you to flit from subject to subject, website to website so my attention span was suffering.  It is coming back though and I’m very glad.

My van truly is on its last leg (I think!) as the transmission is slipping.  I fill it with trans fluid once or twice a day (with funnels I make from envelopes) but it’s still slipping.  A friend is trying to figure out how we can get a used trans cheap and an inexpensive mechanic so…we’ll see.  I’m not holding my breath.

My bike went to the shop again as I broke one of the tire tubes.  Under $20 for the work.  Cheaper than the van but I can’t sleep in there.  I am going to pick up the spare bike at C’s house for today as I can’t pick up the numero uno bike until tomorrow.  Today is a pretty light day, thankfully.

I am going to start going back to church and praying again.  My life got really crappy when I rejected God (a few months ago-I didn’t talk much about it) so I’m going to do an experiment and see if things get a little better WITH God.  I like feeling that SOMEONE is watching and helping me.  You never know for sure…but you hope.  And hope makes me feel better than hopeless.  Feelings are important to me.  If I feel hopeless I don’t want to go on.  So, I’m going to try to be hopeful on God again…I’m not so great on my own.



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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3 Responses to Someone Bought Me Some Coffee and Routines

  1. Ryu says:

    Sounds like you are wanting a change. Give it a try! See what happens.

  2. geezer says:

    I feel that when one deals with anything more complicated than a hammer , one needs to learn how to use and care for them , at least in the basics .
    The net is good for this , or offering supper to a person that can teach some of the common basics , this holds off the experts ( expensive , busy ) and it helps ones self esteem .
    This , of course , means learning ( tough ) , tools ( pick them up in yard sales , or they can get expensive ).
    This applies to bikes, vans , and spirituality

    • Me says:

      I have a LOT to learn. I am amazed at how much more I understand cars now, since I have been dealing with my van. I have considered going to school for it but I don’t want to have dirty hands. I know that sounds lazy but we women don’t like dirt under our fingernails.

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