It’s been awhile since my last post, but at least I have an excuse. Getting wifi requires sitting under a tree outside the local grocery store, watching as my computer’s horrible battery life drains away. None the less, I have made the trip to the tree this evening with lots to say.
It’s been five days since I moved into my tiny little cabin, and it is going pretty well. There are drawbacks – wifi and rent – and things missing, but the other perks of my new home make up for it. My house is full of quirks, to say the least. It came ‘fully furnished’, but the selection of kitchen tools was a bit strange. There are eight tea mugs, for instance, and no tea pot. There are also three pairs of chopsticks. I’m not entirely sure why. I don’t know what I’m going to use the for. There is also a giant frying pan, and yet the only pot in the place is tiny and has no lid. I honestly made pasta in a frying pan the other day. New experiences abound.
My toilet has an instruction manual. Bet I’m one of the only ones who can say that. And I needed to read it to. I have a composting toilet, so there’s all sorts of weird things to do to upkeep it. I also don’t have a shower, and instead clean myself by sitting in an ancient clawfoot bathtub, pouring water over my head from an equally ancient copper pitcher. I guess it takes a romantic book and fantasy nerd to be thrilled by this, but thrilled I am.
A final quirk of my house, or at least, the last I will tell you all about right now, is the bookshelf. I love and need books. So I’ve decided the best place in my house for them is on the shelf above my head. They are balanced quite precariously there, in danger of falling on me as I sleep. It would be a fine way to die, I told myself as I arranged them. Death by falling book. The authors only way to go.
Anyways, I could go on into philosphical ramblings of what it is like to be independent and live alone, or talk about what I do in my evenings – write, read, pick blackberries, explore and jump in the ocean – but my battery is nearly dead and it never gives me any warning now – it just shuts of and leaves me staring at a black screen. So farewell for now. Until next time.