Colorado sunset. This picture was a leftover from my Rocky Mountain National Park mini-vacation
Well, today is my grandson's eighth birthday, and he sure is growing up fast. I find it odd that he's growing up so fast, and I'm growing old so fast... I wish I were still growing up.
Since tomorrow is a school day, tonight is just a family party celebrating his birthday. However, this weekend there will be a real party with all his friends invited, where I will probably attend long enough to take a few pictures and then silently fade into the shadows where I will remain invisible until it's safe to come back into the light.
Although I admit, it would be nice to be able to stick my head out the door of the Arctic Fox and yell, "HEY! YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!!" But since I don't have a lawn anymore, that kinda takes most of the fun out of it.
And I am definitely glad I don't have a lawn anymore. I would have to carry my John Deere riding lawnmower on the back of the Arctic Fox. And then I would need edgers, leaf blowers, weed-eater's, and other assorted lawn care paraphernalia that I'm really glad I don't own anymore. But I do kind of miss those summer Sunday afternoons looking out over my several acres of rapidly growing lawn and remembering how happy I was my wife was finally cutting it.
But that's one of the few things I miss about not owning an immobile home anymore. For the most part, owning a house is one expense after another, or one weekend after another when I have to repair something instead of relaxing. Now that's not to say that RVs don't require some maintenance, but being substantially smaller, RVs require considerably less work, and there's not much on an RV that I can't fix..... Except apparently, the tail lights on a Lance camper.
And since I will soon be living in the Lance, there is much less to repair on a truck camper than most other RVs. And not only less to repair, but to me, the repairs I might need to make on the Lance are substantially quicker and easier to work on than all of the running gear on a trailer. I count dealing with and worrying about tires, bearings, and breaks, on the Arctic Fox as one of my biggest headaches, and it is to my great relief that I no longer have that problem to keep me from being perfectly relaxed.
Water droplets or diamonds? Either one can be valuable, depending on how long it's been since it rained.