Saturday, August 29, 2009

Our First Meal Amidst Herculean Efforts

After a long day of cleaning our house and jettisoning even more of the flotsam and jetsam of 11 years of living, we came "home" to our rig and Mary cooked us our first RV-based meal this evening, and it was delicious. The menu, you ask?
  • Corn on the cob with umeboshi paste instead of butter (try it!)
  • Organic tomato and sweet peppers from our local CSA (community supported agriculture) farm
  • Local goat cheese (Mary doesn't touch the stuff)
  • Whole grain bread
  • Omelettes from local eggs cooked with organic onions and Cretan olive oil
Even though our refrigerator died a miserable ammonia-tinged death just two days ago, we are lucky enough to have access to a fridge in our friends' home next door, so we are not relegated to using our plastic cooler and ice purchased from the local convenience store. On Monday, we hope to pay for a new fridge and have it installed by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, the closing on our house is indeed scuttled until the end of the week, and we are continuing to adjust to our new lifestyle.

Tomorrow, we will (hopefully) remove the last of our personal effects from the house, finish cleaning, hold a yard sale (as long as the weather clears), and continue the forward movement currently underway.

These have been some trying times, and the work of downsizing and adjusting to these changes has seemed at once Herculean and Sisyphean. But in this mythic struggle for independence and change on a massive scale, Hercules will most certainly win, hands down.


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