Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Clean Clothes

When we lived on the boat in Mexico doing laundry meant lugging sacks of dirty clothes to an unknown laundromat wherever we dropped the hook.  Arriving back into the States, I assumed laundry would always be readily available, until I arrived at the campsite.  At first I had to lug our dirty clothes down the mountain to town and pay outrageous amounts at a laundromat to get my family's clothes clean.  Thank goodness a laundry angel appeared and I gained access to a washer/dryer, albeit in a cinder block building, only a few miles down the mountain.  Everything being relative, I was thrilled to use these machines on a weekly basis evidenced by the genuine smile on my face in the picture below.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mobile Office

At 9,000 feet altitude we don't get internet at the camp site so I typically head to Bishop a couple of days each week to check emails and stay in touch with the outside world.  Periodically I need to print a document off the web.  Since that's not possible without a web connection I ended up sitting in our car in Starbuck's parking lot, connecting to the web via their free WiFi, running the car engine to power the printer via our car adapter, and making sure the car was parked in any available shade since the outside temperature was near or above 100 degrees.  The things we do to make life work!?!