This morning I walked to the campground office, stuck my head in the door, threw my credit card on the counter, and waited outside while they re-uped me for two weeks of boondocking.
So far the weather hasn't been a problem for living without an air conditioner. And looking at the long-range forecast for Tucson it appears that the high 80s is as hot as it's going to get by the end of April and with the humidity in the low teens I can handle that standing on my head.
What I'm seeing on the Internet in the last two or three days is things are looking up for human beings and not good for the virus. It seems like things never got as bad as it could have been, and now most things are getting better instead of worse. I know I'm worrying a lot less now, which is great, I just hope I don't start putting on weight again because I'm starting to use holes in my belt that I haven't seen for quite some time.
It's still too early for me to learn much of anything from this whole pandemic nightmare, especially since its not over yet. But one thing I believe I've learned is that despite its downsides, living as a full-timer, especially if you can boondock long term, has more advantages than disadvantages.
And no It's not great for every situation, nothing is, but its big advantage to me is it gives me the freedom and the ability to choose where I want to live temporarily based on the situation at the time. And the added ability to be able to boondock long term simply gives me more choices of places I can comfortably stay.
A normal RVers view of the boondocking Arctic Fox in the background.