I went running around town today doing a few things I needed to get done but have been putting off for a while.
My first stop was to get some new blue jeans, mine are getting a little threadbare so I figured a couple of new jeans would help ease me into the winter travel season. I don't ever remember buying anything in a Macy's department store, and I'm not even sure if I've ever been in one but it was the closest department store to me so I stopped in for a looksee.
The first thing I noticed is I appeared to be the only male in the store, and the second thing I noticed is they had some of the weirdest blue jeans I've ever seen. Weird colors, weird styles, and some were so worn out they looked worse than the ones I was replacing. I finally found some Levi's that looked seminormal except the material they were made out of would definitely not hold up to actually doing any work, but that doesn't bother me anymore because I don't do any work, so I grabbed a couple pair, choked over the price, scratched jeans off my list and headed for Ace Hardware to get some propane.
Ace Hardware wasn't busy so they got right on my empty propane tank. There's two things that bother me the most about getting a propane tank filled up in Denver. One is the $3.89 a gallon they charge for the propane, which I feel is outrageous but I haven't found anything any cheaper close by. The other is carrying that full 10 gallon tank and putting it in my truck. I can see there will come a day when I'm no longer physically capable of doing that, and I think if I continue lifting that tank into the truck, that day will come sooner than expected.
After that it was a quick stop at the bank right down the street from the Ace Hardware store to check on how my life savings is doing. My life savings is what I live on every day so stretching it as far as possible will keep me traveling and enjoying my life on the road. It appears according to bank records that I have enough money left in my account to continue my boondocking ways until 3 o'clock next Tuesday. This may require a minor adjustment to my budget.
Next stop was the grocery store where I spent my entire weeks grocery budget on a box of corn flakes, I figure next week I can afford the milk.