Hello friends! And thanks for stopping by to read Wednesday Thoughts: 7 Things on my Mind Today.

I wouldn’t say I’m homesick because I don’t have a home! But coming from a 24/7 society, there are things I miss like running out to the store and getting exactly what I want. When I want.

Right now I’m volunteering in 3rd world country like conditions. It’s like camping, even though I’m living in a rustic house. Think about an isolated cabin and the amenities it has. Or more exactly – the amenities it does NOT have. I suppose I should be grateful for having an indoor flush toilet. Water is collected when it rains in cisterns. There is no hot running water. Oh yes, there is an indoor shower, but no hot water.

Yikes!

I’m tough, but even I’m not sure I can tough it out and stick around for awhile.

The last time I posted Wednesday thoughts, I only had 6 of them, so I’ve got one more to share than before!

Anyway, let’s move on to Wednesday thoughts and 7 things on my mind today.

Cajun

Every time I write a similar post, Cajun is always on the list. My horse, who was born in 2004 and is turning 20 years old in May. I never thought I’d miss him so much but I do.

Cajun is Sweet 16!

Cajun is doing good. He’s living in a boarding ranch that specializes in retired horses and absentee owners.

Cajun is always on my mind. He’s in a very good situation and is well taken care of. I’m not worried about him being neglected. It’s me. I miss my little guy.

Blogging

I feel bad that I’m not blogging as much as I used to. My current excuse is I don’t have Internet where I live. I can walk to a nearby house a couple of times a day to get online but I just don’t feel like writing. Then there’s the issue where I think I might be writing too much about travel which might not always interest others.

But I am writing about how to travel on low income.

Move around slowly

One of the things that makes travel a bit more affordable is to move as little as possible. Every time I move, whether it be by train, bus, or plane, it costs money.

Slow down and stay in places longer. Preferably where housing is free. And if not free, then cheap.

Housesitting is perfect for me. Volunteering where accommodation is included is also a good plan. But the accommodation really needs to be a lot better than where I’m currently living.

Two months or longer in one place is what I’m looking at to make it worthwhile my travel expenses to get there.

Washing machine

Modern world problems, I know, I know. I’ve always had a washing machine. And dryer. If not where I lived, then somewhere I could access one. Worst case scenario, a laundromat.

Practical Tips for Creating a Frugal Laundry Routine

These days I’m using a pail, soap, and my arthritic hands to wash my clothes. And everything still comes out grubby. It’s hot and usually windy here. Ideal conditions to dry clothes, so no clothes dryer needed. A washing machine would be nice. I doubt there’s a washer within 50 miles of here. And even then, they are very expensive so no one in this part of the world could afford one. All electric appliances are expensive. I went into a 2nd hand store and saw a used blender, not even a brand I recognized for $200.

Who can afford that?

Car life

I’ve been watching YouTube videos of people who live in their cars and travel around. Most of these people have SUV cars.

It kind of appeals to me.

I don’t have a lot of stuff. It would fit in the back of a car with a hatchback plus room for me to set up sleeping quarters.

I’m actually considering coming back to North America and traveling around by car. I can move around Canada indefinitely and allowed 6 months stay in the United States each year.

Maybe I’ll become a snowbird!

I’m thinking living in a car and traveling around inbetween housesitting gigs might be on my 2025 agenda.

Walmart

Yeah who thinks of putting Walmart on their list of thoughts?

I really miss the convenience of one stop shopping and Walmart has always been one of my favorite places to buy groceries. Even if it’s 10 o’clock at night, I can go grocery shopping.

Chocolate bars

Oh man, there are so many chocolate bars I miss. The ones that I can buy at Walmart or the ones I can buy for a little cheaper at the dollar store.

Mr. Big, Wonderbar, Eatmore, Oh Henry, M&Ms. Snickers. Kit Kat. Coffee Crisp.

Yikes!

Stop already!

Maybe it’s a good thing these chocolates are out of my reach. No snacking means keeping my weight in check.

And so concludes this episode of Wednesday’s thoughts: 7 things on my mind today.

How’s your Wednesday going?

Published by Cheryl @ The Lifestyle Digs on March 6, 2024.

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