Newcomers to this blog may not know that I live full time in an RV, a thirty foot Winnebago, and that this is my second winter in New England doing so. No, I don’t go south for the winter. I have found that with very few modifications (insulation over the windows and two small electric space heater), it’s possible to live very comfortably.
Of course there are a few things that I have to do that the regular homeowner doesn’t. Although I get my electricity from “shore” via a thirty amp line, I am not connected to a water line or a sewage system. My water for washing and flushing comes from a seventy gallon tank under the bed that forms one side of a closed system; when my fresh water tank is empty my waste tanks are full. When that happens I have to lower the RV off its jackstands so that I can empty the grey and black water tanks, and then refill my fresh water tank. If I’m really frugal I can go about four weeks. I can manage this by not taking showers in the RV, even though I have that option, it just uses too much water. I solve this problem by being a member of the “Y” near me and using the showers there. It isn’t advertised loudly, but if one is a certain age and a member of one of the participating health insurance groups, membership in the “Y” is free.*Which means all I have to do is go to the “Y” and I can luxuriate in a really nice long hot shower and not use water from my tank. It also means I can take advantage of most of the classes and all the other facilities such as the pool and steam bath.
But! This morning when I rolled out of bed with intentions of going to the “Y” for a bath, this is what faced me. I chose instead to get dressed and take the cameras for a drive. The bath can wait. These two photographs were made out the window of the car and processed on my iPad over a cup of coffee at New Morning Market in Woodbury. Not sure which one I prefer. Anybody?
Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed using Snapseed and Stackables.
*The program goes under the name of “Silver Sneakers” and as far as I can tell is good at all “Ys” in the US. Check at your local “Y”.