I spent some time today getting a few more things out of the Arctic Fox. I took 4 or 5 books and put them in the library here at The Ranch. And took a few odds and ends that I've decided I don't need, and put them on the swap table so that someone else can found a use for them.
I think it's kind of traditional for full timers to look around their RV full of stuff and realize that they haven't used a lot of these things that are filling up every drawer and every cabinet, and probably never will. most of these things were brought along for sentimental reasons and not because of a legitimate need for their usefulness. But the sentimentality slowly fades away over time as you realize that your dragging around pieces of a life that no longer exist and the memories of that life are in your mind and not in an object.
I think the biggest weight problem for me is my tools. Tools are heavy and and I carry a lot of them. I justify all of my heavy tools by knowing I am able to fix things and modify things which is a legitimate reason, because I have to fix a lot of the things that I modify.
If Something is not working right on the Arctic Fox, which seldom happens, except on the things that I have fixed, but when it does it never crosses my mind to take the Arctic Fox somewhere and have it repaired I only think about what can I do to fix it. But if I didn't have the right tools to fix it I would have to take the Arctic Fox to a shop to have it repaired and that's not only costly and time-consuming but often the repair isn't done properly. So therefore I can justify carrying around a lot of heavy tools.
I bought a big bag of candy the other day while I was at Walmart but no one came to my campsite trick-or-treating tonight, which is a good thing because I didn't have any candy left having eaten it all earlier. Halloween is never a big day in an RV Park. Christmas is big and so is the Fourth of July but no one really knows what to do for Halloween. Knocking on your neighbors door while wearing a mask is a good way to get shot. Eating handfuls of candy will probably send you into insulin shock. And stumbling around the RV park looking like a zombie won't even get you noticed. I guess the only thing that really scares us is an ambulance driving around the RV Park.
This poor guy has some serious delamination problems