Southern Man

Monday, August 22, 2011

They're Back

The first day of school with students is always something of a circus and between teaching his courses Southern Man had to put on his Department Chair hat and run around putting out fires. But there have been worse first days (much, much worse!) and Southern Man even got to leave by five. And he actually got up early and hit the gym before work. Southern Man has little will power and hopes to compensate for that weakness with a rigorous schedule.

Then it was out to The Land where the evening agenda was to get some jacks and blocks under the RV and get the wheels off the dirt and up on concrete pavers and level the whole unit. Southern Man worked on that project until dark then relaxed inside under the AC for a while and considered spending the night there (he hasn't yet done so) but came back to the city apartment instead for a shower.

The lack of well water at the land may prove inconvenient. It'll be easy to rig a waste line from the RV to the bottoms and a temporary cesspool. The toilet will do just fine on buckets of lake water (when Southern Father moved us into the house they live in today there was no water for months and one of our chores was to carry buckets of water to the upstairs bathroom for washing and flushing) and gallon jugs of potable water will serve the kitchen and bathroom sinks. However, the shower will have to wait for a source of pressurized water and that won't happen until next summer at the earliest. Thus the desire to maintain a morning workout habit - the showers at the gym are just fine. But Southern Man does hate to go to bed dirty and may rig up a camp shower for quick evening rinses. He'll give thirty days notice to the apartment folks when he pays rent this weekend.

5 Comments:

At Wednesday, August 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Roughing it' takes on a whole new meaning doesn't it? Do you hunt and fish as well? It is the simple things in life that should make us happy. Hope you get running water soon!

 
At Thursday, August 25, 2011, Blogger montanna said...

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At Thursday, August 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there Southern Man! What are you going to do if the lake loses its water due to the heat that is playing havoc in the south or if/when it freezes over? You have a plan B or C if that occurs?

 
At Sunday, September 25, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think like a chess player...always three or more moves ahead. What about a fire? Or you get sick? Girls cannot live without fresh water (I mean when your little princess comes to stay). Think.

 

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