Hiya everyone. It's hot in the deep bowels of New Mexico. We are still living in the RV while slowly trying to get the building ready to move into (or even start on it). We had our first electric bill and it was $160. SERIOUSLY. If you live full-time in an RV you know that's outrageous, even for June. I can't believe how crazy expensive electricity is out here.
I'm building a shed and running into a lot of problems. There was a stack of wood behind the building, so I bought a shed kit to try and used it. We need the shed so we can clear all the stuff out of the building and plaster the walls and put in flooring. Whatever this wood is, it's too hard for me to drill a screw into. x_x I had to order some drill bits so I can make guideholes. Meanwhile my wood is under a tarp in our yard.
We're barely making progress, and have a HELL of a long way to go before we can move into the building and start renting out the RV. And yet, I'm thinking ahead. Ahead to when I have the animal shelter and canopy built and can get some sheep! I went to my first livestock auction in nearby El Paso to scope out some sheep (not buy any, but see what they go for). I'm so anxious to get these little beasties!
Here's a video I livestreamed at the auction. I'm raring to go full farmgirl.
My mom and I need stuff to look forward to because we're both getting depressed. The commune is miserable in the summer heat. Not everyone here are people I want to be around, and I've gotten fed up with a few. Still, we have a paid-for house and a place where we can live in our RV. When the weather cools many nicer people will return and brighten things up.
I think the primary thing that bums me out is when I'm not making much money with my writing. I got a REALLY low payday this month. It bums me out so hard because I can't seem to break my slump. I've been doing this for 10 years. Why haven't I made it yet?
Oh well. I think its' better to be stuck here rather than try to travel while I'm low on money. (Though with this electric bill it might actually be cheaper to boondock.) My mom is getting really itchy feet. She wants to get back on the road where everything was new and exciting. I think we just need to hang tight and try to weather this low period.
Anywho, if you want to help you can buy one of my books. Here's the newer-ish one that I'm trying to reboot: