I like the simplicity of it: Just one big room really so there's no space for a lot of extra "stuff." I don't have a cook stove or oven so food prep is a little more primitive, using the grill, toaster oven, microwave, or crock pot. Well not very primitive I guess. But I make a crock pot chicken on Monday and have it all week on top of a garden salad, or a Greek salad, or cold with some avocados and tomatoes and sprinkled with oregano. Sometimes I'll take a kayak paddle either before or after dinner, beat on my djembe for a while or just sit on the deck and read a book.
I do like having internet access here through my Samsung Galaxy. I can do a little Facebook, post a blog and stay in touch through email. I guess that's not exactly being a hermit but it's nice not hearing another human voice, other than on the radio, for 12+ hours at a time.
It was quite exhilarating coming home tonight after the gym, knowing I had 3 days here and being able to do anything I wanted. My girlfriend Betty is coming tomorrow for a day or two. We have tentative plans with a couple of other women to come out and try doing a drum circle. If that doesn't materialize then we'll probably just go into Hallowell and listen to some music for a while. Maybe we'll have a campfire but we're pretty low on firewood at the moment.
|A Mother's Day plant from Rick|
|camp from the stream|