Living off grid has advantages and disadvantages. Peace, tranquility, unencumbered lifestyle - you get all this and more when you reside in your RV, on a piece of property. However, the down side, if you were to even consider it such would be the small toilet, small stove, the amazing one gallon shower, no Internet, television, cable reception, etc. Mix it all together, and I believe it balances everything out in the long run.
The government shut down. I've been just ready to explode over this news. One of the things that irks me more than anything is that Congress, the Senate and THE POTUS are still receiving their paychecks, while other government workers are being furloughed. Can anyone recognize the hypocrisy of that one? In states like Utah, where multiple National Parks are located, a force government closure will deeply resonate through the pocketbooks of those who rely upon tourism that comes from nature's ample parks. Even here in Colorado, we've been affected. The closure of Trailridge Road means that those who were nearly wiped out during the recent flooding are pretty much stuck with very, very limited ways to escape. Up until the government closure, at least some of those stuck in Lyons, Drake, etc were able to utilize Trailridge Road. No more. Does anyone in Washington, D.C. even listen or care about the "little person" suffering? Does the wooden headed Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid care an ounce for those who are without fresh water?
So, I've been away from my own blog for 2 months. During that time, I enrolled in school. I'm taking small steps to further my medical career. I am the oldest person in my class. That's okay with me. With age comes experience, and perhaps an ability to add something to the subject at hand.
While away from life in general, I've been surfing the 'net more often and come upon many, many rescue sites for animals. I've always had a yearning; somewhat of a mythical draw towards animals. They love unconditionally, they do not judge. Everyday has the potential for something new. I love it. http://www.vrcpitbull.net/dog/ , Is one of my favorite websites along with http://bestfriends.org/. If dreams could come true, I'd love to work for either of
these organizations. Their mission statements are a near to exact of my sentiments towards life.
Look into the eyes of this happy little creature , named Brinkley, that lives at www.villalobos.com in Louisiana, and tell me his little smile doesn't bring instantaneous relief to a heavy day.
Or this handsome man, named Douglas who lives at www.bestfriends.org in southern Utah. There are close to 1500 animals at this red rocked sanctuary, and they are always looking for volunteers. Having spent a few volunteer visits to Best Friends, I never felt more loved. There were special cats and dogs that just captured my heart. In fact, when our beloved Mac dog died, we had him buried at Angels Landing, within the shade of red rocks on the Best Friends' grounds. The place is magical.
So, while the government dicks around with our future, I try to look at it one day at a time. To see deer in our front yard, or simply helping a small bird who flew into a glass porch door, we look at the marvels of the animal kingdom, and almost can forget what is happening around the rest of the work.
HAVE A GREAT DAY - GO PET A DOG, SCRATCH A CAT'S EARS, OR LISTEN TO NATURE.