Click the pics quickly, it's hard to breathe up here.
Downtown Tincup. All of Tincup is private property and most buildings are vacant for most of the year. But even though there vacant, neighbors take trespassing very seriously and watch after each others property. And they don't jjust call the sheriff, he's too far away, so your trial, and your punishment, is handled by the good folks of Tincup. And you can consider yourself lucky if all you get is a butt load of buckshot.
Since it's pretty chilly in the afternoons and sometimes rains, I've had a lot of indoor time to work on the Lance and make it more.... Homey.
It had venetian blinds on all the windows; But I've taken them off and thrown them away. I now have curtains on the living room and kitchen window, but nothing on the two bedroom windows yet. I'm thinking I might just put some reflectix on the windows, or maybe some thin foam for insulation. But I haven't made up my mind yet.
I had several boxes of stuff I took out of the Arctic Fox and put in the Lance to be used on this minivacation, and I've been slowly putting some stuff away in the Lance and throwing away a lot of stuff that I no longer feel I need. So since I'm going to have to empty the Arctic Fox, I will have to get much better at getting rid of stuff that I don't need. And that's why my tools are such a problem; I never know what tool I'm going to need.
After sleeping on my bed in the East-West position, which is the way I've always slept in a truck camper, I turned it around to the north-south position today to see how it works out. Just looking at it, it seems more difficult because my pillow is so far away, and it appears there's going to be a lot of crawling to get in and out of bed, but I'll give it a few nights so that I can say I tried.
Nothing new has been built around here in quite some time, but things do fall apart ever now and then, so the town does get smaller.
Even If you don't fix anything else in your house, you really have to fix the roof. An old log cabin can deal with a lot of problems, but when the roof goes... Everything goes, and this is a good example of that.
You can see at the upper right-hand corner of the roof that the roof used to be planks, probably covered with tar-paper. And somewhere along the line shakes were added to the roof. And later on more planks were added and tin was nailed on top of the planks. But something happened to the tin on that corner and it came off, could've been the 80 mile an hour winds and the 8 feet of snow, exposing all that old wood underneath, and now the wooden roof is quickly turning into dust. Which just goes to show that if you can't fix anything else, at least fix the roof.
I know this looks like a barn but it's actually a carriage house.