As much as I hated to leave the trailer today there were things I had to get done so I bundled up and drove into town. It's been downright cold here for the last two days, yesterday was in the mid-thirties, today is in the mid-forties and with the humidity being as high as it is, that feels really, really, cold.
I went to Discount Tire and ordered four new tires for the Arctic Fox, and I'm supposed to go back Wednesday and have them installed. Once that's done there will be no reason for me to stay in Corpus Christi. So I'll probably head West and try to get away from some of the problems associated with being on the coast.
I mailed my Grandsons Christmas present today and had to stand in line at the post office for quite a while. I expected that's what would happen because I always put off everything to the last-minute. If you look up procrastination on Wikipedia you'll see a picture of me.
I also went to Walmart to pick up a few groceries, it's been so cold and so windy the last few days that I haven't gone outside very much, which means that I hang around inside the trailer and eat..... A lot.
I have a whole different feeling about Walmart now than I used to back when I lived in a house. I would walk through a Walmart and see things that I wanted, or needed, or had to have. But now when I walk through a Walmart, or any store for that matter, I see a bunch of worthless junk that sucks all the money out of your wallet and then weighs you down like an anchor around your neck, preventing you from actually enjoying any freedom in your life. And I know that's true because I had a house full of the stuff which became nothing more than a warehouse to protect and store all of my stuff. And the more stuff I had the less happy I became, so to make myself happy I would go out and buy more stuff.
I haven't completely broken that habit yet, after all I spent many decades buying stuff I didn't need. But I'm getting better at asking myself, do I actually need this ? or do I just want it ? And most of the time I don't need it, because my needs are very few these days. A few rags to wear, a couple of cans of beans, and a fishing pole is about all I need anymore...... of course a new truck would be nice, and a new 17 inch laptop would be useful, a bigger data plan for my Verizon phone would be great, but that's all I need. Except for a kayak and maybe a surfboard, but that's all that I need for sure.
It's a rare that I see a pretty sunset from the east side of Padre Island.